Victorian christmas cake recipes

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Easy Christmas Cake

Easy Christmas Cake

It is Stir Up Sunday this weekend, the traditional (Victorian, anyway) time for cooks to make their Christmas cake and puddings
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Gluten Free Christmas Cake with Amaretto Soaked Fruit

Gluten Free Christmas Cake with Amaretto Soaked Fruit

I think this is such a lovely tradition, and one that has existed since Victorian times. Christmas Cake with Amaretto Soaked Fruit {gluten free}
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Stir Up Sunday, Traditions and my Traditional Victorian Christmas Pudding Recipe

Stir Up Sunday, Traditions and my Traditional Victorian Christmas Pudding Recipe

I usually make cattern cakes on St Catherine’s day as is it my Saint’s Day, being a Karen, which is a derivative of Catherine……
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a chocolate carrot cake for christmas

a chocolate carrot cake for christmas

This carrot cake definitely delivers in the ‘taste of Christmas’ category but is lighter and crumblier in texture… don’t get me wrong, it’s still quite naughty and has the added booze element but in my mind there’s something a little less Victorian about this particular cake
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Plum Cake

Plum Cake

I also looked up why Christmas pudding is often called plum pudding and discovered it is because the Victorians used to call raisins plums
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My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

You can go and have a cream tea on a Tuesday afternoon at the centre in their Victorian Conservatory (you must book in advance) at Simply Scones pop up tea room
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Christmas Gift Guide - Gifts for 4+

Christmas Gift Guide - Gifts for 4+

Emmy has been playing around with this and loved trying to make cakes. There is a very cute and wide selection of these cute Blue nosed bears available - each Christmas I seem to add another to our collection
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Our Christmas Traditions + Christmas Pudding Recipe

Our Christmas Traditions + Christmas Pudding Recipe

It is one of the essential British Christmas traditions and is said to have been introduced to the Victorians by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria
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Chocolate Orange Christmas Pudding

Chocolate Orange Christmas Pudding

This tradition dates back to Victorian times, held on the last Sunday before advent, when everyone in the household gives the Christmas pudding mixture a stir and makes a wish
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My Favourite Cookbooks of 2015 plus Christmas Giveaway #4

My Favourite Cookbooks of 2015 plus Christmas Giveaway #4

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the history of picnics from the Victorian era to today. From the Georgian Garlicky Poussins to the Prague Cake or the Pork Ribs and Dumplings, I wanted to bookmark every recipe and I'm sure you will too
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Review: A National Trust Christmas

Review: A National Trust Christmas

It's time to get festive at this magical house and garden in West Sussex where you’ll find out how the Victorian servants are decorating their rooms and preparing for the family’s Christmas ‘upstairs’
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The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook by Lynn Hill

The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook by Lynn Hill

Victorian Cakes - pretty bakes inspired by historical tales. Global Cakes - we take inspiration from our friends overseas and look at everything from Finnish Christmas cake to Japanese tea
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gluten-free apple and medjool date cake

gluten-free apple and medjool date cake

Some little streets such as Carnaby Street and St Christopher's Place always put a very creative and contemporary spin on their lights whilst posher streets like Old Bond Street and Saville Row look like something out of a Victorian fairytale
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13 ways to celebrate Christmas in London

13 ways to celebrate Christmas in London

Take a journey through Christmas Past and see for yourself how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian times
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A Designer Christmas

A Designer Christmas

I used to have a large Victorian paper doll when I was little and I absolutely loved it, I still wonder where it went, but a baby penguin in a Christmas jumper
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The Great British Bake Off, bake along

The Great British Bake Off, bake along

Victorian The signature challenge was game pie. I love fruit cake and I usually buy it for Christmas, but not this year, after baking it for Bake Off I’ll bake it for Christmas too
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An Idiots Guide to Stir Up Sunday

An Idiots Guide to Stir Up Sunday

Dating back to Victorian times Stir up Sunday gets its name from the 'stirring up' of mincemeat and Christmas pudding mix, typically the time where children get to help out in the kitchen
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Tried and Tested in Glasgow

Tried and Tested in Glasgow

I also love the month of December when the town is buzzing with a happy Christmas vibe. The cakes are utterly scrumptious, I would definitely recommend the white ganache and raspberry tart or the pecan pie