I had a busy day on Saturday, when we finally managed to lever ourselves up into the day. Apart from the mundane tasks of tidying up, putting some washing on and dealing with paperwork I got on with a task of trialling a new idea for a christmas cake.
I got the idea from Sweet and Simple bakes, as it was their November bake challenge, a chocolate christmas cake my version of it is (with the link back to the original recipe) on my recipe blog and this is the picture of the finished article.
Well I finished the cake on Saturday afternoon, and left it to cool until Sunday when I decorated it.. a thin layer of marzipan, topped with regal ice and then some of this was colour with cocoa and additional decorations added.
We had a slice for tea, just to test it you understand and whilst it looked like a chocolate cake it had quite an alcoholic fruity taste to it.. I brought some into work yesterday for other people to try and had quite positive reactions to it. It did look a little dry, but was in fact very moist. I am not sure you would get this from using a jar of supermarket mincemeat.