White Christmas Cake

    10 hours

    This Christmas cake is a little different from the traditional. It calls for a variety of dried fruit and doesn't need to age. The orange juice lends a beautiful citrusy flavour, making it lighter than your average Christmas cake.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 175g candied pineapple pieces
    • 425g sultanas
    • 250g glace cherries
    • 150g dried currants
    • 50g candied orange peel
    • 50g candied citron
    • 125ml orange juice
    • 450g butter
    • 475g icing sugar
    • 8 eggs, separated
    • 425g pecans, chopped
    • 375g sifted plain flour

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Extra time:7hr30min  ›  Ready in:10hr 

    1. Chop pineapple, sultanas and cherries. Combine with currants, peel and citron; soak in orange juice overnight.
    2. Preheat oven to 140 C / Gas mark 1. Place a small pan of water in the oven. Line one 19x12x9cm (1kg) loaf tin and two 17x11x8cm (500g) loaf tins with parchment or doubled greaseproof paper.
    3. In a large bowl, cream butter and icing sugar. Stir in beaten egg yolks. Stir in fruit, juice and nuts. Mix in sifted flour.
    4. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites to peaks. Fold into batter. Fill tins 2/3 full.
    5. Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until golden brown, or until skewer comes out clean when inserted.

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    This was a great recipie last year, when I ran out of time for making xmas cake and it was very simple. Tasted great too!  -  08 Nov 2009


    Used different ingredients. i didn't use candied pineapple-just pineapple chunks i used candied ginger it worked really well fantastic recipe  -  24 Dec 2008


    A delightful fruit cake with a nice citrus flavour. A very nice recipe, thank you.  -  15 Dec 2008