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December 26, 2013

English Cake

This year I've decide to amke my mother-in-law's famous English cake so she was gently enough to pass me on her recipe and give me a very generous and essential helpig hand. This is a rich, indulgent, divinely flavoured cake, beautiful and amazing to share at our Christmas tables and more special and appropriate because it requires a lot of work, dedication and love put into its confection, thus becoming the perfect treat for this loving season! Wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 cups flour
  •  8 eggs
  • 1 soup spoon baking powder
  • 200gr caramel
  • 200 gr butter
  • 80 gr lard
  • 1 goblet Port Wine
  • cinammon
  • nuts
  • crystalized fruits
In a bowl mix the flour and the baking powder. Prepare the crustalized fruits cutting everything into little pieces and the nuts as well. Reserve in a bowl. Aside beat the egg whites with a soup spoon full of sugar until they form firm peeks. Reserve. In a separate bowl beat the yolks with the softned butter and the sugar until well mixed. Add the cinammon, the Port Wine and the caramel and mix again, by hand, with a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes. Now pour this mix into the flour and get ready for a major arm work! Pour over the melted lard. Work the dough for about 10m. Now add the dried fruits mix, but before involve it in flour so that the fruits won't sink in the mould. Grease a mould with cooking spray, pour the dough and take to a preheated oven at 200º for about two hours!


  1. Aida, I'm so stuffed but seeing the photos of this delicious cake makes me hungry again!:) The candied fruit gives it a very festive and nice look. Hugs my dear, hope you had a really beautiful Christmas time in family, happy Boxing day! xo

  2. Para mim o ÚNICO doce de Natal, é este. Adoro bolo inglês, e houve uma altura na minha vida em que comprava um numa confeitaria de Lisboa todos os Natais, só para mim ;). Agora fazemos cá em casa. Só há outra coisa que lhe chega aos pés, uma invenção do meu marido de danish pastries com frutas cristalizadas lá dentro. Tb é pouco bom, é.

  3. Adoro e esse ficou com um interior delicioso
    Essa fatia esta super tentadora

  4. Um bolo bem rico e tão apetitoso!
    Continuação de Boas Festas :)

  5. Que aspecto 5 estrelas, comia uma bela de uma fatia com uma caneca de chá agira mesmo.

  6. Uma receita clássica e tão deliciosa! O teu bolo ficou perfeito, querida! Tão lindo, tão fofo, cheio de frutas...Hmm, eu também comia uma.., não..,duas fatias desse bolo maravilhoso! :)
    Beijinhos linda!* :)

  7. awesome post and great photos
    wanna follow each other via gfc & bloglovin
    kisses & happy holidays

  8. great post.looks very yummy
    wanna follow each other via gfc and bloglovin
    kisses & happy holidays

  9. OH MY GOD! This looks so totally delicious i could eat it in an afternoon with my coffee!!!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  10. Mmmmmm, este cake ten unha pinta boísima!! E as fotos son xeniais!!

    Un bico e felices fiestas,
    Sandra von Cake