Traditional Christmas Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes: 20 cm 8 in. cake serving


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      3 hr

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By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

A dark, rich, fruit cake that is suitable for Christmas or other celebrations such as a birthday, anniversary or wedding. If stored for about a month, the flavour intensifies. Trickling brandy or sherry into the cake now and again does no harm. A useful tip when making a cake with so many ingredients is to begin by measuring each one on to a plate or saucer, or a sheet of kitchen paper, to help you check them against the recipe. Then, before you spoon the mixture into the cake tin, check ev