Christmas cake - forgot lemon and orange zest

Discussion in 'Cakes' started by Linty, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Linty

    Linty New Member

    Oct 3, 2017
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    Hi I made my christmas cakes but forgot to put lemon and orange zest in will this spoil my cakes ?
    Linty, Oct 3, 2017
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    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2017
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    Northern California
    It should be fine. There's so much dried fruit and nuts in the cake it shouldnt make a big difference.

    If you are going to add brandy to the cake after it's baked, infuse the brandy with the zest. Heat the brandy. Remove from heat. Add the zest. Let sit for 10 - 15 mins. strain the zest out before adding to the cake.

    Or you can make a lemon - orange simple syrup and add to the cake.
    Norcalbaker59, Oct 3, 2017
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