Simple Christmas Cakeby Namita TiwariCreated on 24th Dec 2015

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Simple Christmas Cakeby Namita Tiwari
  • Prep Time25mins
  • Cook Time90mins
  • Serves8People
Simple Christmas Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups mixed dried fruits (Dried apricots (chopped) golden raisins, black currants, dried figs (chopped), glanced cherries, candied peels)
  • 1 cup brown sugar or white sugar
  • ½ cup (I stick) butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 1/3 cup blanched almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (4-5 cloves, 2 medium size cinnamon sticks, small piece of nutmeg, 3-4 green cardamom. Powder the spices in a grinder. Pass through a sieve and use)
  • ½ cup sweet sherry (or orange wine or orange juice)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine dry fruits, sugar, butter, spice and baking soda in a large saucepan. Stir over low heat till sugar dissolves and butter melts. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in sherry. Cool
  2. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Line the base and sides of one 8 inch round cake tin with parchment paper.
  3. Beat egg lightly
  4. Stir egg into the mixture. Mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Spoon mixture into the prepared tin. Decorate with blanched almonds. Bake for 1 ½ hours.
  5. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center. The toothpick should come out clean.
  6. Remove from oven after 10 minutes. Cool in the rack.
  7. Wrap cake in a cling film and keep in a container for about two to three days or maximum for a week. The flavours develop fully. Slice and serve.
My Tip: Add more zest and candied peels for greater flavour
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    Bhawna Dogra 3 months ago

    Hi, it looks yummy!!! But can we make it eggless??

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    Meghana Patki 3 months ago


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    Anupriya Singh 4 months ago

    Can you please share a recipe of orange chocolate cake

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    Bindiya Sharma a year ago

    ohhh have also done some great xmas baking Namita!

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