Yes indeed, even though Christmas is 2 months away we made the Christmas Cake today. We haven't made any for 4 or 5 years . . . just too busy I guess. Yet in the midst of the craziest time I've experienced working it seemed a necessity! LOL
I posted the recipe back in 2007. This was the cake that was used for mom's wedding cake and she has been making them on and off ever since.
Here she is doing the final step - mixing the egg whites into the batter.
They baked for 2 hours.
The most important steps comes after they are cooled:
Holes are poked in each cake with a long toothpick and rum and brandy poured over top. Each cake is then wrapped like an Egyptian mummy in cotton cloth, waxed paper, and a final layer of foil.
The finished cakes are tucked away in a cool, dry spot until Christmas.
Family traditions . . . .