Christmas Cake with Fruit Mince

    1 hour 45 minutes

    This easy cake uses jarred fruit mince, glace cherries, currants and almonds to create all the flavours of a Christmas pudding in a cake. Easy and delicious.

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    Makes: 1 cake

    • 150g soft margarine
    • 150g light muscovado sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups (250g) self-raising flour
    • 400g jar fruit mince
    • 50g glace cherries
    • 125g currants
    • 50g whole almonds, chopped

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C and grease and line a cake tin.
    2. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and beat for 1 minute until thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin.
    3. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. The cake should be shrinking slightly from the sides of the tin.

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    have made this cake for a few years now and it is fab every time everyone comments on how moist and tasty it is better than a bought christmas cake you wont be let down with this one and oh so easy to make  -  20 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    this is the best recipe for christmas cake i have ever had,never tasted a nicer one and so moist ,i did tweek it ,i used sultanas instead of currants and left out the nuts ,excellent recipe though and so easy, quick and a lot cheaper  -  30 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I was reading this recipe and thought - it can't be this easy - Well it is! Why on earth would you spend hours and money on making a Christmas cake the old way when you have this recipe - brilliant!  -  05 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)