During the festive season, one of my favourite things to do is some Christmas baking. There is something so cosy and inviting about the scent of cakes or cookies baking in the oven at this time of year – it’s almost better than getting to eat them!
So today I thought I’d share a festive cake recipe that is both simple to make and delicious. It’s my Spiced Sponge Cake – something I’ve been making with both my gran and my mum since I was a child. I have such great memories of baking at Christmas when I was younger, and making this spiced cake always makes me feel so nostalgic.
One of my most vivid memories is doing Christmas baking with my gran with her really old Kenwood food mixer – she had been using it when my mum was a child in the 1960s and it was still going strong when she was baking with me in the 1990s. It was a huge, sturdy mixer that likely made thousands of cakes over the years.
Of course, nowadays Kenwood have an amazing range of modern food mixers with all sorts of features – you can check out their range here. It would make the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves baking – my gran’s lasted for over 30 years, so you can trust me when I say they are worth the investment!