Hey guys. I was wanting to make my own Christmas cake this year so took to Google to find a straight forward recipe as Delia I am not! There were so many Christmas cake recipes but the one that caught my eye was for a slow cooker recipe. Now if you follow me on Instagram you will know how much I love my slow cooker. So a 4 ingredient Christmas cake in the slow cooker was right up my street.
The recipe was originally posted from the Facebook page Slow Cooker Recipes and Tips but I found it via this article here. I couldn’t wait to get cracking. There are thousands of comments on the Facebook page from people who have tried it and the response seems to be an overwhelming thumbs up.
*1kg mixed fruit (I add a packet of glacé cherries)
* 2 cups chocolate milk
* 1/2 – 3/4 cup Baileys (my preference)
* 2 cups self-raising flour
1. Soak fruit in milk & Baileys for 24 hours.
2. Fold in flour.
3. Line slow cooker with 2 layers of baking paper on bottom and sides. (I also double a long strip and put in first so easier to pull out when cooked).
4. Pour batter in and even out.
5. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Tea towel under lid.
Original recipe can be found here.
So I got my smaller slow cooker out and got my ingredients. I couldn’t find any plain mixed fruit at Lidl so I bought a bag or Brandy soaked mixed fruit. I also forgot to soak my fruit in the Bailey’s and milk but figured that it was already brandy soaked so should be fine.
Then I folded in the flour and voila it was cake mix consistency.
I lined the slow cooker with 2 layers of baking paper as advised and popped the mix into the slow cooker. When I had evened it all out I put the lid on with a tea towel underneath. This is to catch any condensation.
I cooked it on low for 7 hours and it seemed ready then do took it out to cool.
We did have a slight ‘technical difficulty’ as the base was a bit crispy. Well more like concrete in fact.
When we cut the bottom of and tried some it was amazingly moist and delicious though. I think part of the problem may have been that my small slow cooker cooks on the hotter side so I probably should have taken it out sooner.
I 100% would recommend you try this recipe as it is so easy to make and was deliciously moist. You do need to keep an eye on it if your slow cooker runs on the hot side like mine (it’s old and has worked very hard). I will be making this again though and will update this post with the results.
Let me know if you have any other winning recipes and I will pop the links in here.
Love and peace xxx