Christmas cake

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Christmas cake is a type of fruitcake served at Christmas time in many countries.wikipedia
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A Christmas cake may be light or dark, crumbly-moist to sticky-wet, spongy to heavy, leavened or unleavened, shaped round, square or oblong as whole cakes, cupcake, or petit fours, with marzipan, icing, glazing, dusting with icing sugar, or plain.
It can also be used in biscuits or rolled into thin sheets and glazed for icing cakes, primarily birthday, wedding cakes and Christmas cakes.

Allahabadi cake

Allahabadi cake is famous for its rich taste and texture.
It is a popular Christmas cake with maida, eggs, clarified butter, sugar, petha, marmalade, nuts, ginger and fennel as its main ingredients.

King cake

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The Christmas cake largely displaced the previously popular Twelfth-night cake during the Victorian era.
Now replaced by the Christmas cake, a similar tradition was also followed in the United Kingdom.

Wensleydale cheese

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In Yorkshire, Christmas cake, as with other types of fruit cake, can be eaten with cheese, such as Wensleydale.
In Yorkshire and North East England it is often eaten with fruit cake or Christmas cake.


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Christmas cake is a type of fruitcake served at Christmas time in many countries.
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It is a light and crumbly cake, and light on fruit and candied peel—only currants, raisins, sultanas and cherries.
In the United Kingdom, they are usually called simply "currants", and often are used in scones, currant buns, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mincemeat.

Christmas pudding

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In the middle of the spectrum is the mincemeat Christmas cake, which is any traditional or vegetarian mincemeat, mixed with flour, eggs, etc., to transform it into a cake batter; or it can also be steamed as a Christmas pudding.
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Christmas dinner

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The Christmas pudding and Christmas cake evolved from this tradition.

List of Marks & Spencer brands

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M&S has sold Christmas cakes and Christmas puddings since 1958.

List of Christmas dishes

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Christmas traditions

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Christmas parties are held around Christmas Day; Japanese Christmas cake, a white sponge cake covered with cream and decorated with strawberries, is often consumed and Stollen cake, either imported or made locally, is widely available.

Marks & Spencer

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M&S began selling Christmas cakes and Christmas puddings in 1958.

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. It is sometimes accompanied by cooked gammon and usually followed by Christmas pudding, traditionally made on stir-up Sunday, with rum or brandy butter, mince pies filled with mincemeat and Christmas cake.

Royal icing

It is used to decorate Christmas cakes, wedding cakes, gingerbread houses and many other cakes and biscuits.


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Customs of the Christmas season include carol singing, gift giving, seeing Nativity plays, attending church services, and eating special food, such as Christmas cake.


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Genoa cake

Although the name Genoa cake is mainly used in the UK, where recipes for it have been around since the 19th century, it is a variant of the Pandolce cake which originated in 16th century Genoa as a Christmas cake.

British cuisine

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In addition to Christmas pudding, trifle, mince pies, Christmas cake or a yule log are also popular desserts.

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It is a symbol of the enduring friendship between the UK and Australia and takes the form of a Christmas cake being presented to the Hospital from the Australian Returned and Services League, with each Australian state taking it in turns year by year.

Black bun

The cake itself is similar to a traditional Christmas cake or Christmas pudding mixture, including ingredients such as raisins and currants along with spices such as cinnamon, black pepper and allspice.

Eurasian blackcap

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The German birds wintering in British gardens rely on provided food, and the major items are bread and fat, each making up around 20% of the diet; one bird survived the whole winter eating only Christmas cake.