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Flower pot Christmas cake recipe

Next time you bake a Christmas cake for a friend, try baking one in a terracotta flower pot. Once the cake is devoured, they can reuse the pot to plant up their favourite plant.

 

Ingredients

1.5kg mixed fruit
1/2 cup of your favourite sherry/brandy/rum
2 tbsp apricot jam
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
5 eggs
250g butter, melted
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup self-raising flour
4 x 12cm diametre Italian terracotta pots, lined with baking paper
Silvered almonds
Glazed cherries

Prepare

Soak mixed fruit in alcohol overnight. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Divide mix into 4 separate pots. Top with almonds and cherries. Bake pots on the oven tray for 2 hours at 150˚C. 

Once cooled, wrap with cellophane or tie a ribbon under the rim of the pot. 

 

TIP: We recommend using Italian terracotta pots which are less likely to crack when baking. Line pots with baking paper and pre-soak pots in water while mixing the ingredients, so the mix doesn’t become too dry when baked.

 

 

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