Cooking the Creole Cake
Asked on 26 Nov 2019 by Sam the Cook
My well used 'Delia's Christmas' has been serving me well for years. The creole christmas cake recipe uses an 8" square tin, but I notice online now that the current recipe uses an 8" round tin. The ingredient quantities and the baking times are the same. Whilst you would get a smaller cake with the round tin, would the baking times not be affected? As an old school 60+ baker, I have been using a skewer to check whether the cake is cooked. I now own a shiny 'Thermopen', so do have an internal cooked temperature figure that is reliable? Regards
I have a thermopan but I haven’t used it to test fruit cake but I’ve read that it should be 100C.
I made the 8 inch round Creole cake 2 weeks back and gave it exactly 3 hours uncovered and 1 hour covered in the centre of a conventional oven at 140C.
It does come out quite high but we’re very happy with it.