If you want, yo u can prepare the cake with almond paste (marzipan) before covering it with ready-made icing. Note
The fruit mix is enough to make a pudding, a cake and a dozen mince pies. Note
Panettone are easy to find around Christmas time, at other times they may not be as readily available. You can use brioche instead, adding a handful of sultanas, or thick-cut fruit bread. Note
If you can’t find dried cherries, use the equivalent amount of extra dried cranberries instead. Note
This pudding can be made a week ahead; store, covered, in the fridge, or freeze for up to 2 months. Brandy cream sauce can be made a day ahead; store, covered, in the fridge. Note
These nuts are so moreish it will be hard to hand them over; to prevent such a dilemma, double the quantity and the problem is solved! Note
This gorgeous layered cake is the perfect balance of sweet and nutty. It's the perfect celebratory cake to serve at Christmas time.
This recipe also makes 6 texas muffins (¾-cup/180ml); bake about 35 minutes. Note