Smaller Sized Christmas Cake

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ReneeK

Smaller Sized Christmas Cake

Hello, I am making Delia's Rich Fruit Cake again this Christmas as I have done for many years. This year I wanted to make smaller cakes as gifts for teachers etc. I am going to make them in small loaf pans which are 9cm wide x 19cm long x 6cm deep. Could someone please tell me how long to cook these for and at what temperature? I was just going to use the same recipe and divided it into a number of pans. Thanks so much in advance!! :)

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Lindsey, Food Editor

For ReneeK

Hello ReneeK,

This is only a guess, and assuming you will be protecting the sides with brown paper and covering the top, I would say 1 1/2 hours. Then check every 10 minutes if they need more cooking.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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ReneeK

Small Christmas Cakes Cooking Times

Hi Lindsey,
Thank you so much for that information. Could you just confirm for me please, would I be right in saying that to check if the cake is cook, would I put a skewer into the center of the cake and if it comes out clean, it is cooked?
Cheers Renee

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Lindsey, Food Editor

For Renee

Hello Renee,

You can do that but we find that sometimes if you plant the skewer through the moist vine fruits it can still not look clean even when the cake is cooked so we always press it lightly on the top with a finger and if it springs back it will be cooked.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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ReneeK

Perfect, Thanks Lindsey

Hi Lindsey,
I have just taken the first batch out of the oven and they are perfect. I used one the amount of the "Rich Fruit Cake" recipe and it has made four cakes out of the size of tin mentioned. They were baked for 1 1/2 hours as you mentioned.
However, I did forget to put in the treacle and the orange and lemon zest. Would that now be a "Light Fruit Cake"
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Thanks again Lindsey!!
Kind regards,
Renee

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Lindsey, Food Editor

For Renee

Hello Renee,

Thank you for your kind and appreciative feedback. I’m really pleased it worked.
It is still a rich fruitcake. The light fruitcake is made with made with crystallised fruits that make it lighter.

Best wishes

Lindsey

 
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