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Favourite Christmas Delight: Pastry Chef Lenin Raj, Hilton Chennai

Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of family-bonding.

Today’s Traveller invites Pastry Chef Lenin Raj, Hilton Chennai to share his favourite Christmas Delight.

Pastry Chef Lenin Raj scaled e1639728138252 Favourite Christmas Delight: Pastry Chef Lenin Raj, Hilton Chennai
Pastry Chef Lenin Raj, Hilton Chennai

Christmas Cake with Royal Icing Recipe


  • 250 gm sugar
  • 400 gm cooking butter
  • 7 eggs
  • 375 gm flour
  • 500 gm mixed dry fruits
  • 50 gm caramel color
  • 120 ml brandy
  • 120 ml rum
  • For marzipan:
  • 200 gm almonds
  • 2 egg whites
  • 100 gm milk
  • 200 gm sugar
  • 1 drop almond essence
  • For Royal Icing:
  • 200 gm icing sugar
  • 200 gm stiff white eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Christmas Cake with Royal Icing


  1. Add all the ingredients together into a mixing bowl and blend well.
  2. Grease mould with butter and put cake mixture into mould.
  3. Heat the oven to 190 degree C and bake cake for 45 minutes.
  4. Make sure that the cake is well baked and de-mould and cool for 45 minutes.

For the marzipan:

  1. Make an almond paste and add the egg whites, milk, sugar, essence, color and make leaves and flowers.
  2. Make the royal icing by mixing all ingredients and spread over the cake.

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