Gift A Christmas Cake


Gift A Christmas Cake

Christmas cake is a type of fruitcake served at Christmas time in many countries. It is very easy to prepare and it is the most preferred cake by kids
Prep Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 20 people


  • 250 gms unsalted Butter
  • 200 gms Brown sugar dark or Light
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 10 ml Vanilla Essence
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 450 gm plain flour or you can use 500 gm with 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 50 gm self raising flour
  • bi carbonate of soda - 1 1/4 tsp
  • 300 ml orange juice
  • 250 gms raisins and sultanas
  • 200 gms black currant
  • 150 gms almond nuts ground
  • 100 gms mixed peel
  • 150 gms glazed cherries
  • 100 gms chopped dates
  • 50 gms candied ginger
  • 50 gms dried apricots and figs choppped
  • 2 Tbs orange marmalade
  • 2 tbs Black treacle or liquid caramel
  • 1 cup orange juice, orange and lemon rind grated
  • Spices
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp five spice powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp mace powder

Decoration :-

  • Cherries and nuts


  • Soak all dry fruits and nuts in orange juice and leave overnight.
  • Grease two loaf pans (25.4 x 14 x 5.6 cm) and line with butter paper. Preheat oven at 140c Simmer Together :- soaked fruits , butter, brown sugar, water in a large pan for 5 minutes. Leave to cool. Add soda bicarb. Mix gently when it froths.
  • Beat eggs lightly. Add to the cooled mixture a little at a time. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  • Sieve the flour with spices. Add to the egg mixture and fold in lightly.
  • Add Caramel or (black treacle), orange juice, vanilla essence, salt, orange and lemon rind
  • Add more orange juice if the batter is too thick and stir.
  • Pour into greased and line loaf pans. Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hrs until cooked.
  • Cool and store wrapped in foil to mature. Remove wrappings after a week. Slice into even pieces


Use Christmas theme Tea towels to wrap the cake and add ornaments.
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