Making a 12 inch Light Fruit Cake
Asked on 5 Aug 2018 by Angela
Hi, I would like to make Delia's light fruit cake for my daughter's wedding at the end of September. She would like a 12" cake. Please could you advise on scaling up recipe, cooking time and how long it will keep after making. Thank you. Angela.
I would do a 10 egg recipe for a 12 inch round cake.
I’m not absolutely sure about the timings but I would think about 4 hours
A light Christmas cake doesn’t mature like a rich fruit cake but as the proportion of fruit is still quite high it does keep longer than something like a cherry or Dundee cake.
We usually eat it within 3 weeks. It will freeze very well if you want to make it sooner.