We found this on Allprecipes.com, posted by Sandra Anderson, and were intrigued because it called for self-rising flour, which
we adore. Sandra says this about the cake:
“Almost like a fruit cake without the fruit, very rich and the older it gets the better it tastes!! Pecans can be substituted for
It struck us as a distant cousin of an Elizabethan mince pudding, and we thought we’d give it a try. This is a recipe that
shouldn’t work, but absolutely does. It’s very versatile; sitting just on the line between savory and sweet, and with a wee nudge
able to go either way. A brush of some whiskey and a drizzle of glaze, and you have a dessert. Leave plain, slice, toast and top
with cheese, and you have a great snack or side for breakfast.
We found the pan size originally called for to be too big; the recipe makes less than 6 cups of batter, which is the right amount
for 2 round layers ( 8 or 9), a 9" x 5" pan, or (our favorite) a 10" x 4" tea loaf pan, which gives wonderful breakfast- or dessert-
2 cups ( 8 ounces) King Arthur self-rising
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 pound pork breakfast sausage, cooked
1 cup ( 8 ounces) cold brewed coffee
1 cup ( 7 1/2 ounces) packed brown sugar
1 cup ( 7 ounces) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup ( 4 ounces) chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease
a 10" x 4" tea loaf pan, or a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
Whisk together the flour and spices in a
large bowl. Stir in the sausage, coffee,
sugars and eggs, mixing until smooth.
Stir in the nuts and raisins.
Transfer the batter to the pan and bake
for 1 hour, or until a cake tester inserted
in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and place on a
rack to cool.
FINISHING OP TIONS May be drizzled
with confectioners’ sugar frosting and
candied cherries. You can try treating
it as a fruitcake, brushing with rum and
refrigerating for several weeks. Serve
with whipped cream or custard sauce,
or leave unglazed and use as a side for
your Christmas morning scrambled eggs.
Yield: 20 servings.
Nutrition information per serving (85g): 241 calories, 6g
protein, 37g carbohydrates, 9g fat, 1g fiber, 2g saturated fat,
0g trans fat, 35mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 26g sugars,
0mg vitamin C, 1mg iron, 55mg calcium. Weight Watchers
PointsPlus®: 7 points.
SAUSAGE CHRISTMAS CAKE