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12Ingredients
690Calories
70Minutes

Bring the magic of the Christmas season home to your kitchen with this recipe for Christmas Cake. Made with a blend of flours and ground walnuts, this cake is also made with ricotta cheese for moist, dense texture. Baked in a bundt pan, this Christmas Cake is covered with a rich rum and dark chocolate icing that is sure to please. Bake time for this cake is 45 minutes. Allow the cake to cool completely before icing.

Ingredients

  • 150 grams ricotta cheese (cow milk)
  • 150 grams raw sugar
  • 100 grams whole wheat flour
  • 50 grams flour
  • 40 grams ground walnuts (finely)
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 milliliters soy milk (or cow milk)
  • 25 grams softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • rum (as needed)
  • 200 grams chocolate (gianduia, or dark, for the icing)
  • soy milk (or cow milk, for the icing)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Put the ricotta cheese through a sieve and mix it with the raw sugar. It is possible to use an immersion blender, blending until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the softened butter and the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add the rum and the soy milk.
  5. Combine the two types of flour with the baking powder and add them to the batter, next add the walnuts.
  6. Stir just enough to combine.
  7. Butter and flour a bundt pan and pour the batter inside.
  8. Bake the cake for approximately 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
  10. In the meantime, melt the chocolate with some milk and a drop of rum (optional), it should not be too liquid.
  11. Pour it directly over the cooled cake.
  12. Let the icing cool and serve.
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NutritionView more

690Calories
Sodium11%DV260mg
Fat35%DV23g
Protein29%DV15g
Carbs36%DV109g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories690Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat23g35%
Saturated Fat10g50%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol140mg47%
Sodium260mg11%
Potassium310mg9%
Protein15g29%
Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate109g36%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars70g140%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Hazel G. 29 May 2015
I made this cake last week and thought it was absolutely divine. Not only was it jammed with the perfect amount of flavor; it never once overpowered your tastebuds with too much of one taste. I could make this cake any day of the year and plan to make it more often. A true 5 star recipe that satisfys the tastebuds.