Pi Singles Christmas Cake Making


November 28


10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Pi Society

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Join us on Saturday 29th November during Lockdown to make a Christmas Cake

Join Sarah for a morning of festive baking in the comfort of your own home. Ever wished you could make your own Christmas cake, well now is your chance.

You will learn how to prepare the tin prior to baking and how to make a traditional fruit cake using the creaming method.

Pre event instructions

Please weigh out the individual ingredients beforehand. This includes grating the zests. To ensure your butter is soft please leave it out of the fridge the night before.

Ingredients needed

175g/6oz raisins

500g/1lb 2oz currants

350g/12oz sultanas

350g/12oz natural glacé cherries, halved, rinsed, and thoroughly dried

150ml/¼pt brandy or sherry, plus extra for feeding

2 oranges, zest only

250g/9oz butter, softened

250g/9oz light or dark muscovado sugar

4 large free-range eggs, at room temperature

1 tbsp black treacle

75g/3oz blanched almonds, chopped

275g/10oz plain flour

1½ tsp mixed spice

Equipment needed

Wooden spoon

Mixing bowl


1 x 20cm springform tin

Baking paper to line the base and sides of the tin (have a pencil to hand to draw around the base) and to wrap the cake once it is cooked



A roll of brown parcel paper

Baking sheet large enough for the tin to sit on