Wartime Christmas Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes


    small cake, using a 450 g 1 lb loaf tin
    • Difficulty


Appears in
At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages

By Annie Gray

Published 2021

  • About

Elizabeth Craig, 1941, Cooking in Wartime117

Wartime recipes were a mixture of sensible suggestions based on poverty cookery from the past, and more far-fetched solutions dreamt up in desperation and longing for pre-war largesse. With sugar, fat, dried fruit and fuel rationed, and spice in short supply, at Christmas cakes and puddings were particularly problematic. This recipe was