Christmas Fruit Cake
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Serves: serves 10
  • 250g Butter
  • 125g Sugar
  • 4 Eggs (about 65-70g each with shell)
  • 200g Plain flour (sifted with baking powder)
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Mixed spice
  • 500g Mixed dried fruit
  • 100g Pitted prune - cut to small pieces
  • 8 tbsp Rum
  • 100g Walnut - chop to small pieces
  • 2 tbsp Rum
  • 2 tbsp Rum compound (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice
  • Orange zest from one orange
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl add mixed dried fruit and pitted prune together with 8 tbsp of rum and mix well, cover with cling wrap until next day.
  2. Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy, slowly add in rum (2 tbsp), rum compound, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla extract, mix well.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time and scrape bowl.
  4. Add ¼ portion of flour to the mixed dried fruit. Slowly add ¾ portion of flour and mixed spice to butter mixture, mix well. Stop machine. Pour in mixed dried fruit and chopped walnut, mix well with a rubber spatula then pour into cake tin. Bang tin on table once to settle the content.
  5. Bake at preheated oven at 160C for 1½ hour. **After about 30-40 mins when the cake starts to turn brown, cover cake with foil loosely on top and continue baking.
  6. Pour 3-4 tbsp of rum on to Fruit Cake as soon as it comes from the oven.
  7. Leave cake to cool, turn out from cake tin and wrap with cling wrap and store in the fridge.
  8. Pour 2-3 tbsp of rum on cake every three days until it is ready to serve or giveaway as Christmas gift.
Line a 8" square cake tin with two layers of parchment paper, bottom and sides of cake tin
Recipe by Anncoo Journal at