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Simple Christmas Cake

Namita Tiwari
25 minutes
Prep Time
90 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Simple Christmas Cake RECIPE

Simple and delicious Christmas cake that requires no prior preparation and is bursting with flavours.

Recipe Tags

  • Easy
  • Christmas
  • European
  • Baking

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 ½ cups mixed dried fruits (Dried apricots (chopped) golden raisins, black currants, dried figs (chopped), glanced cherries, candied peels)
  3. 1 cup brown sugar or white sugar
  4. ½ cup (I stick) butter
  5. ½ cup water
  6. 1/3 cup blanched almonds
  7. 1 egg
  8. 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)
  9. ½ cup sweet sherry (or orange wine or orange juice)
  10. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  11. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  12. 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.

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Bhawna Dogra
Bhawna Dogra   Dec-22-2016

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

Meghana Patki
Meghana Patki   Dec-22-2016


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