Best Christmas Brandy Cake

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Anu_N

This is my aunt's recipe for Christmas Cake. I tried this many years ago and still remember how awesome it was! If sultanas are hard to find, you can replace them with raisins. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

Top Review by Cathy-O

Anu, this is the second time that I have made your recipe for fruit cake. I asked a lot of questions before I set out to do it, so that I don't burn the sides again. This time I lined the metal loaf pan with greased parchment pan. I used 400g raisins and 175g of chopped dried apricots. I forgot to add the cinnamon. I wrapped the pan in 10 page thickness of newspaper and fastened with metal paper clips. As soon as the top was the color I liked, I loosely covered with aluminum foil. Placed the pan on another folded newspaper. Baked at 325 F for 1 1/2 hour and it was PERFECT! Moist and beautiful to look at - tastes dee-lish! Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine fruits and brandy, dredge with half of the flour, and allow to stand 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, lemon zest till fluffy.
  4. Add beaten eggs slowly and whip to form peaks.
  5. Now add the rest of the flour and mix well.
  6. Fold in the brandy-fruit mixture.
  7. Turn into a greased cake tin and bake at 180C (350F) for 1 1/2 hours, or until cake tests done with a toothpick.

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