Icelandic Xmas Cake

Icelandic Xmas Cake


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About this recipe: Flour, milk, raisins, lemon and cardamom makes this flavourful cake that's festive enough for Christmas and nice enough to be enjoyed for breakfast or tea time.

Gudny Bjorg Kjaerbo

Serves: 15 

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 175g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 175ml milk
  • 75g golden raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease one 28cm loaf tin.
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at time beating well after each one. Stir in the milk, lemon and cardamom flavourings. Stir in the flour and the baking powder.
  3. Sift a little flour over the raisins, then stir them into the batter. Pour the batter into the greased bread tin and bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

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