Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Happy Christmas and Cake

Midweek distraction no 10 - this is the last blog for 2010 until the new year. I wish you Happy Holidays, a Happy Christmas and successful baking. 

On a Christmas Cake Theme; I leave you with a slice of my White Christmas Cake :

And a song about a rather heavy Christmas Cake. The words and music were written by C. Frank Horn in 1883. 'Mrs Fogarty's Christmas Cake', sung and played by musician, Tom Smith, from Boston, MA, USA ( :

and a joke :

Dave’s Christmas Cake Recipe


1 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups of dried fruit
1 cup of brown sugar
2 cups flour
Lemon juice
1 bottle of brandy

Sample the brandy to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the brandy again. To be sure it's the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar and beat again. Make sure the brandy is still OK.

Cry another tup. Tune up the mixer. Beat two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Mix on the turner. If the fired druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it goose with a drewscriver.

Sample the brandy to check for vonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of flour. Or something. Who cares?

Check the brandy. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Spoon the sugar or something. Whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees.

Don't forget to beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out of the window. Check the brandy again and go to bed. Hic.


  1. Hello Mrs. Mulford,
    It is good to see that you take the topic of cakes seriously over there in England.
    - Tom

  2. Thanks Tom, Market Research is important! x

  3. How fun! I am new to your blog and looking forward to reading more :)
    - Butter

  4. Thank you - with butter pls. ;-)

  5. Brilliant!, I've had cooking days like that :)

  6. What a great festive English fruit cake!

  7. Looks absolutely delicious and yummy!

  8. Read this early in the morning and thank you for making my day smiley and bright:)

  9. This is hilarious! I bet that was the best cake ever.

  10. Thank you for sharing a piece of cake and nice music^^

  11. what a great Christmas-y fruit cake.
    happy holiday to you and your family and friends.

  12. what a wonderful cake!!! And making sure that brandy is just right is oh so important!!! Do you have any vodka cake recipes?
    Have a wonderful Christmas my friend!

  13. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Lovely cake! I'm a new follower of your blog. Have a lovely weekend.:)