Christmas Cake

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Christmas Cake

Hello Delia

When I have made fruit cakes the fruit has been sinking to the bottom of the cake, Delia please can you tell me if there is a way to stop this from happening, and tell me what I am doing wrong,
Thank you so much, Joy Lovell

Learning to cook

Christmas Cake Disaster

Hello Delia,

You may have seen my posting on the forum asking for advice on my disastrous attempt at your Christmas Cake. Replies suggest I cooked it for too long and maybe at the wrong temperature.

Actually, I followed the recipe to the letter and my wife was watching to make sure I didn't mess up. She wanted to take a peek after 2 hours but I pointed to where you say 'Do not open the oven for at least 4 hours'. When we did we were faced with a badly burned cake. Black from top to bottom. My family bought me most of your books. This is the only one that went wrong and I have no idea what went wrong. Hope you can help.

Meryy Christmas,


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