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Re-published in time for Christmas 2017 🙂

If you’re looking for a delicious Christmas Cake recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare, then you’ve found it.

This Easy Christmas Cake Recipe is so simple and quick, you’ll wonder why you ever spent all those weeks chopping, soaking and stirring.

And while you’re in the baking mood, why not try making your own Christmas Pudding or Christmas Ice-cream Pudding.

Preparation time is around 10 minutes and it will serve 6-8 people.

Easy Christmas Cake Recipe

To keep things simple, I’ve used a ‘cup’ measure.  The cup should hold around 8fl oz/250ml of liquid.

Here goes:-

Easy Christmas Cake Recipe – Ingredients

  • 3 cups (around 1 pound / 500 grams) mixed fruit
  • 3 oz / 80 grams butter (or usual spread)
  • half cup raw sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • Half cup Irish Cream (I used Baileys) or fresh cream is you prefer no alcohol
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • Half tea-spoon ground nutmeg

Easy Christmas Cake Recipe – Method

  1. Put the mixed fruit into a large mixing bowl
  2. Put the butter and sugar into a food processor and whiz until well mixed
  3. Add the eggs and Irish cream and whiz some more
  4. Add the flour and ground nutmeg and whiz for the last time
  5. Pour this mixture on top of the mixed fruit and stir well to combine
  6. Line a cake tin (approx 7″/18cm diameter) with baking paper, pour in the cake mix and flatten on top
  7. Cook in a very slow oven for around 1 hour 45 minutes (your Christmas cake should be browned and firm to the touch)
  8. Take out of the oven, cover with foil and allow to cool completely in the tin (this will make the cake nice and moist). See photo image and handy hints below

How easy was that!

Unbaked Christmas Cake


Hot out of the Oven Christmas Cake


Christmas Cake Covered in Foil

Handy Hints and Variations

  • Covering the cake/cake tin in foil when it comes out of the oven is important because it helps to moisten the cake. You want your Christmas Cake to be ‘dense’ and ‘heavy’ – not ‘light’ and ‘fluffy’.  It will help if you remove the baking paper from around the edge of the cake – it should just pull out
  • This cake can also be served hot as Christmas Pudding
  • It will keep for up to 4 weeks in the fridge
  • Dark brown sugar will make this Christmas cake slightly darker in colour
  • If you want a larger Christmas Cake, just double the quantities and bake for a longer time (around 3 hours for a double sized cake)
  • This cake has a great smell – and reminds me of Christmas 🙂

Have a go at making my Easy Christmas Cake Recipe and let me know how you get on.

Thanks for visiting my website.

For more Christmas themed blogs, please visit:-

Creative Women Online – The Story of Christmas for Kids

Raising Great Kids Blog – Christmas Stocking Oranges and Socks

Parks in Sydney – Christmas in the Park

New Life on the Road – Our First Christmas Living in our Motorhome

Weekend Getaway Ideas – Christmas Destinations

Lisa’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge – Christmas Shopping List

Rita Pepper Online – Christmas Past and Present

Dinner in Ten Minutes – Easy Christmas Cake Recipe

Jan Littlehales

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