- I'm Doing...
- About Me/Contact
On the Eleventh Day of Christmas: A Lovely Prince Cake
Submitted by Pam on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:52
On the Eleventh Day of Christmas: A lovely and traditional celebratory cake fresh out of the oven!
And by morning, it is disappearing fast!
In many cultures around the world, Christmas really doesn't end until 12th night. The period between Christmas Day and January 6th is spent enjoying and visiting family and friends - eating meals together, sharing coffee and cookies, meeting in restaurants, congregating in parties. And it all comes to a glorious end with a special meal and a beautiful cake on 12th Night!
Thinking this to be a very fine tradition - the period of the REAL 12 Days of Christmas punctuated with a special cake, I have whole heartedly adopted it! And to that end, the past few years I have indulged in finding recipes for and then baking unique and delicious cakes. (You can see images and find links to recipes for previous cakes here).
Most cakes we have tried so far are quite simple to make and all are delicious! Admittedly, for the most part, I have selected cakes that reflect perhaps more European tastes, but since 12th Night is more widely celebrated there, it seems appropriate!
To celebrate Twelfth Night 2014 - Prince Cake - quite simple to make actually and absolutely delicious - especially if you are a fan of marzipan or almonds wrapped in a delectable cookie like pastry! Note: We prefer ours just a bit on the warm side - you know - when it has not entirely cooled from baking because you just can not wait a minute longer to taste it!!
Now if you will excuse me, I have coffee and Prince Cake waiting for breakfast!