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25 November 2017

Christmas wreath cake recipe

Its finally starting to get closer and closer to Christmas, my absolute favourite time of the year! Everything gets cosy and festive and I LOVE it! At Christmas time I always love baking some festive treats and I've already started doing so. The wreath cake that I made the other day was delicious and so christmassy!

You will need...

- 4 oz of self-raising flour
- 1 table spoon of baking powder
- 4 oz of Butter (or margarine if you fancy being extra healthy!)
- 4 oz of caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2-3 drops of vanilla essence
- 2 table spoons of cocoa powder
- 1 bar of cooking chocolate
- a handful of coconut flakes
- a handful of almonds
- a handful of pistachios
- a handful of pecans

Lets bake...

First of all you're gonna want to pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees celsius so that its all ready for when you need to put your cake in the oven. Then sieve your flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl, and add two table spoons of cocoa powder to the mix.

 Now add all the other ingredients  (butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla essence...)

and mix it all together until its smooth. You don't have to do this, but I found that my mixture was quite dry so I added about half a mug full of milk to the mix. Once you have mixed it and its smooth then you should grease your baking tray.

Because this is a wreath cake I baked mine in a doughnut shaped baking tray so that I would already have a hole in the middle, but if you don't have that type of baking tray then you could always bake it in a round tin and cut out a hole in the middle once its cooled!
When you have greased your baking tray, carefully pour or spoon in the mixture, then its time to put it in the oven, and your timer should be set to thirty minutes.

After thirty minutes take your cake out of the oven and leave it in its baking tray to cool for a couple of minutes. After a while you should be able to take the cake out of the baking tray and leave it to cool on a cooling rack.

While the cake is cooling down, take your cooking chocolate and break it into small pieces in a bowl and then put it in the microwave or melt it on the hob.

Now, if the cake is cooled, take a spoon and carefully dribble the melted chocolate over the top of the cake, making sure it runs down the sides to create a drizzling affect. The next step is to take your almonds, pistachios and pecans and arrange them on the top. I tried to make mine into a pattern so It looked like a wreath. Then take your coconut flakes and carefully sprinkle them on top!

And there you have it...  a wreath cake!



  1. Love the finished bake!

  2. Oooo this looks so yummy and absolutely perfect for Christmas. I love that you’ve put step by step photos along side the instructions too as it’s always nice to see what it should look like as you go along. xx

  3. This looks so tasty! I loved this post you did such a great job of it! And your photos look so nice too

  4. Bellissima (e sicuramente anche buonissima)!
    Grazie della ricetta!
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | DIY & Lifestyle Blog

  5. Aww your cake looks so beautiful and sounds very delicious to eat. I don't bake much but I would love to try and make this myself.


    1. You definitely should! I'm glad you liked the post x


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