Christmas Cake (2)

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      2 hr 30

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 4 oz. butter
  • 12 oz. plain flour
  • 6 oz.


Grease and line a 7-in. cake-tin.

Warm the butter but do not allow it to oil. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the sugar, ginger and chopped raisins. Mix well, then stir in the butter, cream, treacle and well-beaten eggs. Beat for a few minutes. Pour the vinegar on to the soda and stir into the