VIDEORECIPE The best slow cooker Christmas cake recipe
This easy recipe teaches how to make the best homemade slow cooker Christmas cake recipe. Don't miss it!
- 200 g sultanas
- 100 g mixed peel
- 100 g honey apricots chopped
- 150 g sweet dried cranberries
- 50 g jumbo raisins
- 25 g crystallised ginger chopped
- Zest and orange juice
- 200 ml black tea
- 200 g butter
- 200 g light brown sugar
- 3 medium egg
- 1⁄2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 150 g plain flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground allspice
Mix all the fruit in a large bowl. Add in the zest and juice of 1 orange and the tea. Mix it well, cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave it to soak overnight.
Cream together the sugar and butter in a large bowl. Then, add in the three eggs and beat well.
Fold in the flour, spices and vanilla bean paste, and combine well.
Mix in the soaked fruit and any remaining liquid.
Grease and line a baking pan on the base and sides with baking paper. Place a small tin on the base of your slow cooker.
Spoon the cake mixture into your prepared pan and smooth it down on top.
Pour some hot water into your slow cooker pot, around the saucer. Now place your baking pan on top of the upturned saucer.
Switch the slow cooker on high and cook for hours, until the top looks firm.
Remove from the slow cooker and allow it to cool. Decorate as desired.