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''This is my original Classic Christmas Cake that has been made by thousands of people over the last 40 years and it really has been an absolute winner with everyone. We have simplified it by making it all-in-one, so all you need to remember is to remove the butter from the fridge the night before, it really does need to be very, very soft.''> Delia
Makes: approximately 24 slices
100g whole blanched almonds (only if you don’t intend to ice the cake)
To see how to line a cake tin with baking parchment visit Delia Online (this link opens in a new window).
Note for baking
If you are using a fan oven, it’s useful to secure the baking parchment cover with a few paperclips. Please refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines for the cooking time and oven temperature.
Click here for how to decorate Delia's Classic Christmas Cake.
Recipe adapted from Delia’s Happy Christmas published by Ebury Press 2009 Copyright © Delia Smith 2010
Iced cake nutrition listed above. For Almond-topped cake nutrition 307kcal/12.8g fat/5.6g saturated fat/0.4g salt per slice
Typical values per serving:
This recipe was first published in November 2010.