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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Christmas cake is a type of fruitcake served at Christmas time in many countries.
Christmas cake

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.

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.

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.

Zante currant

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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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Christmas

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Christmas cake is a type of fruitcake served at Christmas time in many countries.

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If a Christmas cake is covered in icing, it is quite common for it to be decorated - models of houses, of fir trees or of Santa Claus may be in the array of decorations.

Scotland

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A particular favourite of many is the traditional Scottish Christmas cake, the Whisky Dundee.

Dundee cake

Whisky Dundee
A particular favourite of many is the traditional Scottish Christmas cake, the Whisky Dundee.

Dundee

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As the name implies, the cake originated in Dundee and is made with Scotch whisky.

Scotch whisky

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As the name implies, the cake originated in Dundee and is made with Scotch whisky.

Raisin

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It is a light and crumbly cake, and light on fruit and candied peel—only currants, raisins, sultanas and cherries.

Sultana (grape)

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It is a light and crumbly cake, and light on fruit and candied peel—only currants, raisins, sultanas and cherries.

Cherry

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It is a light and crumbly cake, and light on fruit and candied peel—only currants, raisins, sultanas and cherries.

Touch piece

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Coins were also occasionally added to Christmas cakes as well as Christmas puddings as good luck touch pieces.

History of the threepence

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The usual choices were silver 3d piece, or sixpences, sometimes wrapped in greaseproof paper packages.

Sixpence (British coin)

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The usual choices were silver 3d piece, or sixpences, sometimes wrapped in greaseproof paper packages.

Yorkshire

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In Yorkshire, Christmas cake, as with other types of fruit cake, can be eaten with cheese, such as Wensleydale.

Swiss roll

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This is a Swiss roll that is coated in chocolate, resembling a log.

Victorian era

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The Christmas cake largely displaced the previously popular Twelfth-night cake during the Victorian era.

United States

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In the United States, some people give fruitcakes as gifts at Christmas time, but they are not called Christmas cakes.

Canada

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In the neighbouring country of Canada, however, such an item is labelled a Christmas cake, at least among the English-speaking majority.

India

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In India, Christmas cakes are traditionally a fruit cake with many variants.

Sri Lanka

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In Sri Lanka, Christmas cakes use treacle instead of cane sugar and include spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper.