First of all I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
This year we decided to do the food celebration in our home on Christmas Eve, since we won’t be home on Christmas Day.
I am kind of looking forward to having my food prepared for me on Christmas day, I think it might actually be the first time in my life (as an adult) that I am not cooking.
So, on Christmas Eve we are going to have a buffet style dinner with lots of bites and appetizers and goodies, no real cooking involved and lots of desserts. Of course, lots of desserts.
I am going to put this cake on the table too and I’m kinda hoping there will some left for Christmas morning. Fingers crossed…
It’s a pretty straight forward cake with just some glacé cherries and chocolate chips since kids don’t like to many “things” in their cake.
And the good part is you can make it a day or two in advance.
- 1 C. butter, at room temperature and cut into cubes
- 1 1/4 C. Caster Sugar , packed
- 3 large eggs at room temperature
- 2 C. Self Rising Cake Flour
- 4 tbsp. Whole Milk
- 1 tbsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
- 25 red Glace Cherries cut in half
- 1/2 C. Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. flour
Pre heat oven to 160° C / 320° F
Butter your Bundt pan very well and dust with flour. Tap of excess flour.
Beat the butter until light and creamy in the bowl of your mixer.
Add the sugar and beat until pale and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, waiting until fully incorporated before adding the next.
Add the vanilla.
Now add the cake flour in two times alternating with the milk.
Toss the chocolate chips and cherries with the tablespoon of flour, add to the batter. Mix it in with a spatula.
Divide the batter over the Bundt pan and even out with a spatula. Place on a rack, just below the middle in the oven.
Bake for about 60 to 70 minutes, until a wooden skewer comes out dry.
Remove from oven and let cool on rack for at least 20 minutes before turning over the cake.
Decorate with icing or frosting.
If you try this recipe let me know! Leave a comment below and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #thecookingspoonblog on instagram! You’ll make my day.
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