Traditional Festive Fruit Cake

’tis the time to start making your Christmas fruit cake! We’ve got a super simple recipe for you to enjoy, topped with crunchy mixed nuts and cherries.


Cooking Methods

  • Baking



Prep Time

40 minutes

Cooking Time

1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1kg Festive Cake Mix
  • 250g Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 500ml Water
  • 2 Cups Cake Flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup brandy or tropical juice


  1. Bring water, sugar and butter to the boil until the butter is melted
  2. Add the cake mix, bring to boil and boil for a further 15 minutes Let the mixture cool down
  3. Add the spices and mix
  4. Add the bicarbonate of soda and mix
  5. Add the eggs and mix
  6. Add the sifted flour and fold into mixture
  7. Put mixture into greased 22cm cake tin
  8. Bake at 160ºC for 1.5 hours
  9. Allow the cake to cool and then Add 1/2 cup of brandy or tropical juice to keep it moist
  10. Decorate as desired with nuts, cherries, etc.
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