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Air Fryer Christmas Cake

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Why This Air Fryer Christmas is a Must-Try?

Effortless Preparation: This recipe is a breeze to make, ensuring a stress-free baking experience during the hectic holiday season.

Simple Ingredients: The beauty lies in simplicity – basic pantry staples come together to create a decadent treat.

Time-Efficient Version: A quicker alternative to the traditional fruit cake, perfect for those who crave a homemade dessert without the lengthy preparation time.

Dietary Inclusivity: Catering to various dietary needs, this cake is dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free, allowing everyone to savor the festive delight.

Irresistible Texture and Flavor: Revel in the richness, softness, and overall deliciousness of a cake that perfectly balances its flavors and textures.

Nutrient-Packed: Packed with nutritious fruits, this cake isn’t just a treat for the taste buds but also a healthier dessert option.

Holiday Charm: The Air Fryer Christmas Cake is not just a dessert; it’s a festive centerpiece, making it the perfect addition to your holiday celebrations.

Make-Ahead Option: Prepare in advance as it stores well, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your holiday preparations.

Ingredients:

Caster Sugar

Golden Syrup

Ground Rice

Plain Flour

Baking Powder

Currants

Raisins

Sultanas

Glace Cherries

Brandy

How To Make:

Mixing Magic: In a mixing bowl, combine caster sugar, golden syrup, ground rice, plain flour, and baking powder. Gradually incorporate the ingredients using a hand mixer until well-blended, reserving the dried fruit and brandy for later.

Fruitful Addition: Employ a fork to gently fold in the currants, raisins, sultanas, and glace cherries. This ensures an even distribution of the delightful fruit within the cake batter.

Into the Fryer: Transfer the Christmas cake batter into a silicone baking pan, a genius choice for easy removal. Place the pan into the air fryer and let it cook for approximately 50 minutes or until the center is fully cooked.

Brandy Baptism: Upon the air fryer’s melodious beep, liberally pour brandy over the cake, allowing it to soak in the festive spirits. Let it rest for 6 hours, and voila! Your masterpiece is ready for icing or immediate indulgence.

Cooking Chronicles: The air fryer’s cook time may vary, but for this Christmas cake, a slow and steady approach ensures a perfectly cooked result without any burnt edges.

Freeze It Right: Yes, you can freeze the Air Fryer Christmas Cake. Defrosting brings it back to life, maintaining its deliciousness for future celebrations.

Storage Secrets: Place your Christmas cake in a large cake tin and store it in a cool pantry, kitchen cupboard, utility room, or garage – any place that prolongs its delectable existence.

Air Fryer Christmas Cake

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Recipe by admin Course: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: Air Fryer
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Calories

387

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

Prepare for a whirlwind of Christmas magic with our Air Fryer Christmas Cake – a last-minute delight that embraces the ease of an air fryer for a quick and delicious festive treat.

Ingredients

  • 225 g Butter

  • 225 g Caster Sugar

  • 1 Tbsp Golden Syrup

  • 4 Large Eggs

  • 56 g Ground Rice

  • 255 g Plain Flour

  • ¼ Tsp Baking Powder

  • 454 g Currants

  • 114 g Raisins

  • 114 g Sultanas

  • 56 g Glace Cherries

  • 50 ml Brandy (optional)

Directions

  • Place butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to create a creamy mixture.
  • Add eggs and golden syrup, then mix with the hand mixer until well combined.
  • Introduce baking powder, ground rice, and half of the flour. Mix slowly to coat the wet ingredients in the dry ones. Gradually add the rest of the flour.
  • Set aside the hand mixer and use a fork to scrape the edges.
  • Gradually add all dried fruit and cherries, using a fork to mix. As the mixture thickens, persevere until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Load the Christmas cake mix into a 6 or 7-inch silicone baking mold, fitting the size of your air fryer. Place the mold into the air fryer basket.

Notes

  • Feel free to customize with your favorite dried fruits.
  • The extended cook time is intentional, ensuring the Christmas cake is cooked at a lower temperature for the perfect result.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 387kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Sodium: 122mg
  • Potassium: 410mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 40g
  • Calcium: 45mg
  • Iron: 2mg

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