Before I used to make christmas cake every year . I used to make the cake in the begning of october and after a month take it out and spoon brandy over it etc and keep it till christmas and always took it to my inlaws place.
But for the last years I didn't make anymore has during this time one is having so much food with all the parties I decided no more making christmas cake untill Isaw this cake in Mishmash place. All of you who have visited her place will agree that she makes wonderful cakes.
While reading her post and going through the ingridients I was felling really homsick.She had made the cake like my Mom make. She also used to caramalize the sugar when ever she made a cake.
So all my planning for not making christmas cake changed and AFAM this month is dry fruits which is hosted by Latha Narasimhan from The yum blog so i am sednig this to her for the event.
To be honest I think I have gained few kilos after i started blogging and participating in all these events .
Now who is talking about the weight when I have made this delicious cake.
Back to buisness, as i was saying I was feeling homesick while seeing the cake in Mishmash blog but when I was making the cake I was more homesick.I well tell you why, while powdering the spices , the caramel water and mixing all the ingridients my whole kitchen ( well my small kitchen) was having the same smell like when my mom made her cakes.
If you would have come to my kitchen you would have seen me bending over the cake mixture and inhalling like a mad women .I put the cake into the oven and you all can guess what I did in seconds. Rang my Mom in India and told her that I made the same the christmas cake like she makes her cake and the whole place is smelling like when she made the wonderful cakes.
If you want to make the cake you can ger the recipie here
Normally when ever I make a cake I take the whole cake to my inlaws place but this time as it was this special kerala Christmas cake I kept half in my place for me to have to my heart and stomach content :-)