A Christmas night you spend with beloved one or favorite people would be special for anybody. Adults would be excited to grill chicken or chill with wine and kids would be excited to get gifts from Santa Claus.
Christmas cake is something that both adults and children look forward to.
Some people have a favorite cake shop to order a cake every year, but it would also be fun to enjoy homemade Christmas cake with your favorite people.
What is fun for it is that you can make the cake as you like, for example adding fruits or decorations.
Today we are going to tell you a basic recipe for Christmas cake with strawberries, which would be helpful for you to make your original cake.
Ingredients (for 6 Go size)
- 3 eggs
- 80 g of cake flour
- 130 g of sugar
- 20g of butter
- 130 g of sugar
- About 15 strawberries
*You can use your favorite fruits. Other than strawberries, recommended are bananas, kiwifruits, muscat grapes, pineapples, berries, apples and mangos.
How to Make a Christmas Cake
1. Make a sponge
Mix eggs and sugar in a bowl with a handheld mixer.
2. Keep mixing in hot water.
Keep mixing eggs and sugar in a bowl soaked in hot water at 60-70℃ until it gets whipped.
3. Dissolve butter in milk
Take the egg mixture out of the bowl and mix with butter and milk in another bowl soaked in hot water.
4. Whip the egg mixture
Keep mixing and whip the egg mixture with a handheld mixer. It’s time to move onto the next step when you draw the number of “8” and it doesn’t collapse right away.
5. Add cake flour
Sift the cake flour into the bowl (mentioned in Step 4). At this time, make sure not put all amount at a time but put half by half. Then mix them gently and slowly with a spatula.
6. Add butter and milk to the batter
Add butter and milk that are warmed in advance and mix well.
7. Pour the batter in a cake pan
Cut and place a parchment sheet in a cake pan and pour the batter. Then drop the cake pan from 10 cm height to remove the air inside. Bake it in an oven that is pre-heated to 170℃ for 25 minutes.
8. Let the baked sponge cool
When the cake is baked, unmold it and let it cool until it’s fully cool.
9. Prepare toppings and decorations
While letting the cake get cool, prepare toppings and decorations. Wash the strawberries and remove stalks, and cut about 6 strawberries in half. A strawberry stalk remover would be convenient.
10. Apply fresh cream to the sponge
When the sponge gets cool, apply fresh cream. It would be convenient if you have a palette knife and cake stand turntable. If you want to make the cake 2 tiers, cut the sponge horizontally and put fresh cream and fruits in between. Coat the whole cake with fresh cream in the end.
11. Decorate the cake
Put decorations on the cake, and it’s done! It would be good to use a pastry bag, etc. Also, it would be good to put chocolate plate with messages or Santa Claus/reindeer cake toppers, etc.
Let’s have an unforgettable Christmas with a homemade your original cake!