Mary Berry Christmas Genoa cake recipe The Great British Bake Off Christmas Masterclass

Mary Berry makes a delicious Christmas Genoa cake that looks as good as it taste on The Great British Bake Off Christmas Masterclass.

Mary says: “Make this delectably moist and fruity cake as an alternative to the traditional Christmas cake.”

The ingredients are: 350g red or natural (uncoloured) glacé cherries, rinsed, dried and cut into quarters, 225g tinned pineapple in pineapple juice, drained, dried and roughly chopped, 50g ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped, 100g blanched almonds, roughly chopped, 2 lemons, finely grated zest only, 350g sultanas, 250g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing, 250g caster sugar, 5 large free-range eggs, lightly beaten, 250g self-raising flour and 75g ground almonds.

For the topping: small handful blanched whole almonds, small handful walnut halves, small handful red or natural (uncoloured) glacé cherries, halved, 50g whole orange peel, cut into pieces and 100g apricot jam.