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Boxing Day Cake

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Kick start your Christmas celebrations with this terrific Boxing Day Cake. This spicy cake with currants, raisins and candied fruit is a terrific treat ! Try out this Boxing Day Cake and let me know if you like it.
Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon, grated
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Light brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), firmly packed
  Egg 1
  Currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dark raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Heat milk, sugar, butter, and salt to warm (105°-115°F).
2 Combine 1 cup flour, lemon peel, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and brown sugar in mixing bowl. Add yeast mixture and milk mixture. Mix thoroughly.
3 Add egg, currants, raisins, candied fruit, and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
4 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top.
5 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
6 Punch down dough. Shape into a round loaf. Place in greased 2-inch-deep, 8-inch round pan.
7 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 30€”45 minutes.
8 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven about 1 hour or until done. Five minutes before baking is completed, brush with additional milk and sprinkle lightly with more sugar. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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