Baking

Christmas Cake Recipe – Easy Fruit Cake that beautifully moist!

An easy Christmas cake that turns out perfect every time. No creaming, beating or soaking of fruit required! Plus tips on storage and feeding your Christmas cake.

Feeding your fruit cake in the weeks leading up to Christmas helps to build and intensify the flavour of the cake, and will ensure it’s beautifully moist.

The full Christmas cake recipe is available on our site: https://www.kitchensanctuary.com/november-is-the-time-to-make-your-christmas-cake/

The easy fruit cake ingredients:
3/4 cup (175g) unsalted butter, chopped
1 packed cup (210g) light brown muscavado sugar
2 + 2/3 cups (400g) mixed dried fruit
1 cup (200g) glacé cherries roughly chopped
1 cup (100g) dried cranberries
Zest and juice of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup (120ml) cherry brandy
1/2 cup (85g) ground almonds (coarsely ground – not the type that is like flour)
3 large eggs lightly whisked
1 + 2/3 cup (200g) plain/all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground mixed spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground allspice

To feed the Christmas cake:
Cherry brandy (1-2 tbsp per week)

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