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Christmas Cake Slice Traybake

By this time of year I would have normally made my Christmas cake (probably back in October) and be feeding it with brandy right up until a few days before Christmas. This year we are going away for Christmas so I decided not to make one. Not everyone has time to make a Christmas cake so I thought how about making a simple traybake with all the same flavours?



Save time this Christmas with this simple and delicious festive traybake! It has all the flavours of a Christmas cake but without the months of prep.

These are great to have in the house around the festive season if you have lots of visitors or even on Christmas day with a cup of tea or coffee once you finally get to put your feet up!

Save time this Christmas with this simple and delicious festive traybake! It has all the flavours of a Christmas cake but without the months of prep.

Save time this Christmas with this simple and delicious festive traybake! It has all the flavours of a Christmas cake but without the months of prep.

I made my cakes for a shopping party night out with the girls, they loved them and every one took a least two or maybe even three home each for their husbands or partners.

Save time this Christmas with this simple and delicious festive traybake! It has all the flavours of a Christmas cake but without the months of prep.

The slices are packed full of fruit and along with the brandy and nutmeg it gives them a real Christmassy flavour. They are also very easy to make and obviously the best thing is that you don’t have to make them months in advance like a normal Christmas cake.  It’s also great for freezing before you add the marzipan or icing.

Save time this Christmas with this simple and delicious festive traybake! It has all the flavours of a Christmas cake but without the months of prep.

Save time this Christmas with this simple and delicious festive traybake! It has all the flavours of a Christmas cake but without the months of prep.
Christmas Cake Slice Traybake
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24 fingers 10 minutes
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24 fingers 10 minutes
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1 hour
Save time this Christmas with this simple and delicious festive traybake! It has all the flavours of a Christmas cake but without the months of prep.
Christmas Cake Slice Traybake
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Servings Prep Time
24 fingers 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
24 fingers 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C / fan 140°C / gas 3. Prepare your lined tin - I use a 20.5 x 30.5cm one. Soak the sultanas, currants and raisins in the brandy.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together using an electric whisk until nice and smooth.
  3. Then add the eggs and whisk until combined. Add the flour and nutmeg until you have a nice thick cake batter.
  4. Using a wooden spoon stir in all the dried fruit.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level out. Bake in the oven for about 1 hour until golden brown. Insert a skewer into the cake and if it comes out clean your cake is cooked. Set aside for your cake to cool before icing.
  6. Brush the top of your cake with a little bit of warmed up apricot jam. Roll out your marzipan to the same size as the cake, not to worry if its too big you can trim any offcuts. Lay this on top of the cake and then brush the marzipan with a bit more jam.
  7. Roll out your icing again to the same size as the cake and cover the marzipan with the icing. Softly using the palm of your hand rub any crack out. Trim any of the offcuts.
  8. Cut all the edges off and slice into fingers.
  9. Serve with a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy!
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Save time this Christmas with this simple and delicious festive traybake! It has all the flavours of a Christmas cake but without the months of prep.

Save time this Christmas with this simple and delicious festive traybake! It has all the flavours of a Christmas cake but without the months of prep.

Save time this Christmas with this simple and delicious festive traybake! It has all the flavours of a Christmas cake but without the months of prep.

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Lucy

Hi I'm Lucy and I have always been into eating great food! I love all types of food (apart from bananas - yuck!) and am a big fan of enjoying everything in moderation - so yes I do eat naughty stuff too! My motto is to enjoy life and live it to the full which comes down to travelling all around the world experiencing different adventures - usually involving food!

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