Christmas baking is the best. Not only does it encompass all my favourite flavours, but the house smells divine. That's where I got my idea for my next festive bundt cake. The smell of Christmas is the thing that reminds me of festive excitement as a child. Sod the Coca Cola advert, for me it's all about walking into shops and sniffing the first whiff of cinnamon and spice.
I knew I'd hit the nail on the head with this one when my husband walked into the house and declared it stank of Christmas - bingo. This cake is packed with spices, dried fruit and fresh zesty orange, making it perfect for the holiday season. It produces a wonderful sugar crust on the bottom, and a naturally dark cake, speckled with cinnamon.