Traditional Christmas Cake Recipe


Preparation Time45 MinCooking Time4 Hr 0 Min
Ready In4 Hr 45 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyCourse
Main Ingredient


 Flour10 Ounce
 Mixed spice1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
 Salt1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
 Butter8 Ounce
 Brown sugar8 Ounce
 Eggs4 Large
 Treacle1 Tablespoon
 Vanilla essence1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cherries4 Ounce
 Currants8 Ounce
 Sultanas8 Ounce
 Seedless raisins8 Ounce
 Peel4 Ounce, candied
 Blanched almonds2 Ounce
 Brandy2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5870 Calories from Fat 2091

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 239 g367.8%

Saturated Fat 126.1 g630.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1333.6 mg

Sodium 1588.4 mg66.2%

Total Carbohydrates 896 g298.6%

Dietary Fiber 55.3 g221.1%

Sugars 547 g

Protein 90 g180.3%

Vitamin A 137.4% Vitamin C 432.9%

Calcium 88.6% Iron 189.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat slow oven hot to 300°F, 150°C or Gas No. 2.
2) Rinse cherries in warm water and remove the outer sugary coating.
3) Pat dry with paper towels and cut into quarters.

4) In a large bowl sieve together flour, spice and salt. Keep aside.
5) In a bowl cream butter and sugar together until soft and light.
6) In a bowl add eggs, treacle and vanilla essence together. Mix lightly.
7) Fold little at a time into the creamed mixture.
8) Mix little flour with the last few additions of egg.
9) In a basin add mixture, currants, sultanas, seedless raisins, chopped candied peel and chopped almonds.
10) Mix 1-2 spoonfuls of sieved flour to the fruit and combine.
11) With a metal spoon, fold in remaining sieved flour.
12) Add fruit mixture and brandy or milk.
13) In a greased and lined, 8-inch, round, deep cake tin spoon the mixture creating a well at the centre.
14) Keep on shelf below centre of a preheated slow oven (300°F, 150°C or Gas No. 2) and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
15) Decrease heat to slow (275°F, 140°C or Gas No. 1) and bake for a further 2 1/2 hours.
16) Cool the baked cake in tin.

16) Cool the baked cake in tin.
17) Wrap and include in gift hampers.