Well it's Christmas Eve and the day we've all been waiting for is almost here so what better way to celebrate this festive season than with a classic Nigella recipe. I've been making one of Nigella's recipes for the past few Christmases so I'm really pleased that this month's Forever Nigella has a Christmas theme as I'd always wanted to participate but never got round to it. Coincidentally, I was flipping through my beloved copy of Nigella Christmas when I saw the tweet announcement about this challenge. This challenge is hosted by Sarah from Maison Cupcake and there is still time to enter as the deadline is 31st December 2011.
I debated about what to make and finally settled on this spruced up spice cake as I really wanted to use my new snowflake moulds. I don't have the spectacular bundt tin that Nigella has but I think the snowflakes and stars work well. The recipe can be found on her website here. I made the spiced version and modified the spices slightly by adding 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger. I halved the recipe which yielded 6 snowflakes and 3 stars of the size shown. The cake is delightfully moist and the spices are present but not overpowering. I hope everyone will enjoy it on Christmas Day.
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone best wishes for the festive season. See you soon - I'll be back before New Year :)
HAPPY CHRISTMAS !!