Harry Potter Christmas Cake Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe 52)
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This week, we've got one final Christmas at Hogwarts recipe for you to enjoy!
Only one recipe from Chapter 13 so we're heading straight into Chapter 14 - "Cornelius Fudge for our next Christmas recipe:
"(He had forgotten to add tea bags) and was just putting a slab of fruitcake on a plate"
This Harry Potter Christmas Cake recipe is going to be the perfect foodie gift from Hagrid!
Our final Christmas at Hogwarts recipe comes from our cake loving giant Hagrid so this week I wanted to create something inspired by his iconic birthday cake for Harry Potter!
This easy fruit cake recipe is perfect for Christmas and doesn't need to be made in advance. Lightly spiced, and packed full of fruits, it takes a few simple steps to make and can then be decorate to wow your guests! I've gone for the traditional marzipan and fondant icing but feel free to experiment and mix things up a bit!
If you've been looking for an easy Christmas fruit cake recipe follow this simple step-by-step recipe to learn how to make homemade fruit cake fresh from Hagrid's hut!
Harry Potter Fruit Cake Recipe Ingredients
For the homemade fruit cake recipe
170g (6oz) butter
170g (6oz) dark soft brown sugar
170g (6oz) self-raising flour
½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp mixed spice
¼ tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp treacle
150g dried mixed fruit
50g glace cherries
For the royal icing
1 egg white
200g icing sugar
¼ tsp lemon juice
red food colouring gel
200g golden marzipan
200g (green) fondant icing
green food colouring gel (to dye white fondant)
Easy Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe Method:
To begin you want to make your fruit cake batter by creaming together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
Crack your eggs into a jug and lightly whisk together. Slowly pour the eggs into the butter and sugar mixture adding in a little flour if the mixture begins to curdle.
Once all the eggs are incorporated you can add in the flour and flavour the sponge with the vanilla, mixed spice, ginger and treacle.
Finally add in the dried mixed fruits, and roughly chopped glacé cherries. Mix through on a slow speed until just combined (being careful not to over-mix the batter).
Grease and line an 8" baking tin before pouring the fruit cake batter in. Level off with a spatula and bake in the oven at 180c (350F) for 40-45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
Once the cake has cooled remove from the tin. Knead the marzipan to soften if and then roll out the marzipan on a surface dusted with icing sugar until it is ½ cm thick. Use the bottom of the tin to trace a circle.
Flip the cake over (so the flat bottom is on top) and spread golden syrup (or apricot jam) over the top. Smooth the marzipan over and place to one side.
Colour the fondant (if not using ready made green fondant) and knead until soft. Dust your surface with some more icing sugar and roll out to ½ cm thick. Cut another circle using the bottom of the baking tin.
Brush the top of the marzipan with a little hot water to help the icing stick and then smooth into place. Use a sharp knife to trim the edges so it is flush with the side of the cake.
To make the easy royal icing, lightly whisk the egg whites until foamy and then add in the icing sugar a spoonful at a time, continuing to whisk until it is all incorporated. Add the lemon juice and red food colouring gel and then continue to whisk until you have a writing consistency.
Transfer the royal icing into an icing bag with a writing tip and then write your "Merry Xmas Harry" message on top. You can use any leftover icing and fondant to create additional decorations on top of the cake.
And that's how Hagrid says Merry Christmas in style!
I hope you've all had a Happy Holiday! If you're still look for some more festive food ideas for your Harry Potter Christmas Party then be sure to give this recipe a go and let me know how it turns out by sending in your pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen (you can follow @BradBakes - and tag me in them too!)
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