02 December 2008

Christmas is coming, and the goose etc....

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.

9 comments:

dickiebo said...

Aren't you ashamed of yourself? Whetting our appetites like this?

Elaine said...

I've just had lunch but now I'm STARVING!

Sage said...

If you want a slice (or two) just drop me an email with your address and I will send you some with seasonal compliments....

wise_herb at btinternet.com

Rosie said...

Hi Sage, your cake is stunning; I adore how you have decorated it :)

Many thanks for partaking in this month’s bake and I hope you will be able to join us in our next bake :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Trixie said...

mmmmmm....choccy christmas cake! My kids just may actually eat that one!

The W.O.W. factor said...

YUMMY!!! And you decorated beautifully!!! I do love chocolate!
The kids are all coming home for Christmas this year (YIPPIE!!!!) so I may have to try this! I'm sure I won't have it decorated nearly as pretty as yours...probably wouldn't attempt to as I'd shame myself!
Oh! the sun just peeped out a moment ago...so I hope it shines on you and SOH for the rest of the week! I love to share sunshine!
~Many Hugs~
Barb

Evie said...

It looks beautiful indeed.. I have always been puzzled about the X mas cakes in the UK. Rock dry and tasting of so many spices and things you can hardly taste anything at all. So I really like your idea of the chocolate version, with a bit of boozy spicy undercurrent to make it festive..

Nyl said...

The clock is ticking so fast and it's Christmas once again...

i love Christmas!:)

Janet said...

That's a gorgeous cake. I may try it after Christmas. We'll just call it a New Year cake. :)