Christmas Cherry and Fruit Cake

    2 hours 30 minutes

    This is a lovely cake with cherries and raisins added for those of you who don't want to go to the trouble of making fruit cakes. It’s best if you can wait several days before eating to allow the flavours to develop. This cake also freezes well.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 250g butter
    • 200g white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 375g sultanas
    • 250g halved glace cherries

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Grease and line a 22x13cm loaf tin with baking paper.
    2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add beaten eggs and orange juice and mix well.
    3. Sift flour and baking powder. Reserve 1/3 cup of flour mixture and toss with sultanas and cherries (this will keep them from sinking to the bottom of the cake).
    4. Add flour mixture to batter and blend. Add floured raisins and cherries to dough and mix until just combined.
    5. Pour batter into prepared loaf tin. Bake in pre-heated oven for 2 1/2 hours.
    6. Wrap the cake in cling wrap or foil and store in a sealed tin for a couple of days before serving.

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    I love recipes like these that look impressive yet were simple to make. This cake was enjoyed as morning tea throughout the festive season.  -  30 Dec 2008


    What a great, easy and tasty cake. I think next time I'll cook it for 2 1/4 hours. Was a little crumbly.  -  20 Dec 2011


    The cake came out very elegant and was delicious.I used 3/4 cup oil instead of butter. The texture and taste is very close to fruit cake. The only difficulty was to prevent ourselves from eating before the cake was mature. I plan to make one more today. Thanks for a great recipe.  -  10 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)