I started making this Christmas cake when I was 20, and have made it every year since. I try to make it in November, so it has a minimum of one month to be fed with plenty of booze to make it super moist and delicious! The alcohol acts as a natural preservative too, allowing her to be enjoyed right into New Year's.
Look at our handy guide to Icing and decorating a Christmas cake to learn how to prepare your cake, ice it and decorate it!
I tried this recipe and it taste lovely will be using for many years - 26 Mar 2016
I made this cake for Xmas but we ended up having it early. I put marzipan on and royal icing, it's lovely so I'm making another today (it really will be kept for Xmas!) - 08 Nov 2014
Made this cake today, early I know, but wont be able to get around to it in November but I am sure it will keep till Christmas. It was a good recipe to follow and I really enjoyed making it. It was ready in about two and half hours and looks good. Wont know till Christmas if it tastes good though!! - 14 Oct 2012