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Greek Christmas Cake

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Greek Christmas Cake
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07/12/2017
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Preparation30 min.
Cooking50 min.
Тotal80 min.
Servings16
"Don`t wait till Christmas to try this magnificent Greek Christmas Cake."

Ingredients

  • eggs - 5
  • sugar - 1 1/2 cups
  • butter - 1 cup (250 g)
  • oranges - juice of 4 and zest of 2
  • cognac - 4 tbsp
  • salt - 1 pinch
  • chocolate - 3.5 oz (100 g)
  • walnuts - 2/5 cup (100 g), ground
  • almonds - 2/5 cup (100 g), ground
  • baking powder - 1 1/3 tbsp (20 g)
  • baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • flour - 1 2/3 cups (400 g)
  • powdered sugar - for sprinkling
  • walnuts - ground, for decoration
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How to cook

In a bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients: the flour, walnuts, almonds, finely crumbled chocolate, pinch of salt and the baking powder.

Separately, beat the soft butter with the sugar into fluffy cream using a mixer, add the eggs 1 by 1 while stirring with the mixer nonstop.

Separately, combine the juice of 4 oranges, the cognac, baking soda and grated zest of 2 oranges, stir and pour it into the egg mixture.

Start adding the dry ingredients in lots while slowly stirring with a spatula to obtain a homogeneous mixture.

Pour the mixture into an 11″ (28 cm) diameter tray laid out with baking paper, distribute it out evenly.

Bake in a preheated 356°F (180 °C) oven about 50 min., while checking to see if it's ready with a toothpick.

Leave the Christmas cake to cool a bit, sprinkle with powdered sugar and decorate with ground walnuts.

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