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Cypriot Christmas Cake
Cypriot Christmas Cake
Method
  • Prepare the spoon sweets from the previous day by rinsing the fruit to remove the syrup. Allow them to dry and cut them in to small pieces.

 

  • Preheat oven to 200* C (392* F) Fan.
  • In a bowl, add the fruits from the spoon sweets and 150 g of the flour. Toss to coat and set aside.
  • In a mixer, add the eggs, sugar, margarine, cognac or brandy, carob syrup, orange juice, orange zest, raisins, nuts, milk, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, rosewater and last add the flour and baking powder.
  • Beat with the whisk attachment until combined and add the flour coated fruits from the spoon sweets. Beat again until all of the ingredients are combined.
  • Grease a 20 cm cake pan with a hole in the middle and dust with flour. You can use a cake pan in any shape you want.
  • Add all of the batter and bake for 1-1 ½ hours.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set aside to cool completely.

For the glaze

  • In a bowl, combine the icing sugar, lemon, rosewater and lukewarm water, until completely incorporated.
  • Pour the glaze over the cake and wait for it to harden.
  • You can decorate the cake with any kind of Christmas decorations or candy.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

425
Calories (kcal)
21 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

13.8
Total Fat (g)
20 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

5.2
Saturated Fat (g)
26 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

66.0
Total Carbs (g)
26 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

44.0
Sugars (g)
49 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.3
Protein (g)
15 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.6
Fibre (g)
10 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.51
Sodium (g)
8 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.