Christmas Cake

An Easy To Make Recipe To Try One Yourself

The commonly held definition of a Christmas cake in the UK is of a rich fruit cake made or consumed at the end of the year. Within this definition there are literally hundreds of variations, everything from the iced Dundee cake to the German stollen cake. There are recipes using whiskey and brandy, nuts, mincemeat, marzipan and many other festive items.

Our Christmas cake recipe is below, this link for our Christmas pudding recipe. All the successful recipes are stored in the Recipe Directory.

How To Make Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake Recipe

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

Cooking time: 3 to 6 Hours

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

300g brown sugar 
6 eggs 
450g sultanas 
100g raisins 
200g glazed cherries 
1/2 teaspoonful mixed spice 
2 tablespoons of dark treacle
300g butter
450g flour
450g currants
15g mixed peel
200g chopped almonds
1 glass brandy (optional)

By Patricia

This Christmas Cake can be made in 2 sizes, the full amount of the ingredients will make (approximately) an 9 inch cake while half the ingredients will make an 7 - 8 inch cake, you have to make the necessary time adjustment which is 6 hours 15 minutes for the 9 inch and 3 hours 45 minutes for the 8 inch cake, both the cakes are cooked at gas mark 1 or 75°C.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar together add the eggs one at the time until the mixture is fairly stiff.
  2. Add the flour, mixed fruit, almonds, mixed peel, brandy and dark treacle mix well, if you find the mixture is very heavy add a tablespoonful of warm water but only if you feel the mixture is too dry.
  3. Line the cake tin well with greaseproof paper and bake in the middle of the oven.
  4. Bake for 6 hours 15 minutes for the 9 inch and 3 hours 45 minutes for the 8 inch cake, Both the cakes are cooked at gas mark 1 or 75°C.

NB: make sure you note the time for cooking the smaller size cake.