Christmas, December, gifts, family that is reunited, in spite of the thousand crises that a country or family is going through, Christmas is undoubtedly the time of the whole year in which we do the possible and even the impossible to be happy, it is It is true that many on the contrary at this time have sadness for loved ones that are no longer there, but friends for that is the family to be united and make those people who are going through bad times feel good.
One of the ways that I consider to make someone feel good is to prepare a delicious dessert for these dates and share it with the family, the sweet always makes our lives happy, I bring you today the recipe for a sponge cake with nuts, to Ron, the recipe has many ingredients but your greatest satisfaction will be when you share it with your family and see their faces of happiness.
- 225g unsalted butter at room temperature + 50g
- 225g muscovado or brown sugar
- 225g common flour
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoon mixed spices
- Zest of an orange
- 85 g of chopped nuts
- 150 cm³ of apple juice
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup + 1
- 800g of mixed nuts
- 5 tablespoons dark rum + 2
- 175g dried cranberries
Pour the apple juice into a pot and bring to the heat at a minimum temperature, add 50g of butter at room temperature and let it melt. Then, remove from heat and add a tablespoon of maple syrup and two tablespoons of dark rum, mix in a bowl the 800g of mixed nuts and 175g of dried cranberries and pour over the hot rum mixture, then cover with paper film and let cool in the fridge overnight.
The next day, turn on the oven 160 ° C and grease with butter a round mold of 20 cm in diameter, place if you want baking paper also greased with butter, beat the remaining butter together with the muscovado sugar until a creamy preparation becomes Then, add the beaten eggs and beat until the preparation is light and fluffy. Sift the flour together with a quarter of a teaspoon of salt and spices, and add to the previous preparation with the help of a spatula with enveloping movements, add the orange zest, chopped nuts or dried fruits and the fruits that you have soaked overnight plus its liquid, Put the cake preparation with Christmas rum in the mold and bake for 90 minutes or until, when inserting a stick in the center, it comes out clean.
Place the mold on a rack and brush with a mixture of two tablespoons of dark rum and a tablespoon of maple syrup, when the cake has cooled, demolish it, remove the paper and decorate it with icing or melted chocolate if desired.