Christmas fruitcake

Christmas fruitcake


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About this recipe: This fruit cake needs no aging.


Serves: 12 

  • 175g candied orange peel
  • 60g coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 70g raisins
  • 70g sultanas
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons single cream
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Toss the candied orange peel, walnuts, raisins and sultanas with 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar and honey. Beat in the egg, then the cream or milk, rum and vanilla. Stir together the remaining flour and the baking powder; beat into the creamed mixture. Stir in the fruits and nuts. Turn the cake mixture into a greased and floured 1 lb loaf tin.
  3. Bake in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to 170 C / Gas 3. Bake the cake 45 minutes longer, or until it tests done with a skewer. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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Reviews (3)


really nice make it all the time. - 14 Feb 2011


Lovely moist cake. I used dried cranberries instead of nuts. Will do this one again - 28 Jun 2013


User this recipe for my goddaughters christening cake, very nice, very moreish - 30 Apr 2012

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