Christmas Cake - Australian

READY IN: 3hrs
Recipe by JoyfulCook

An out of this world cake that is full of Glace Fruit and nuts from the Australian Womans Weekly Cookbook. Not Cheap! but for a once in a year or that special celebration it's not just wonderful - its simply stunning

Top Review by iknitok

I used to make this every year and I absolutely love it! When we moved to Queensland for 8 years, I made it the first year - 4 times! Because we left the grown-up kids in Victoria, and hubby doesn't often eat cake, I ATE THE LOT - 4 times! Haven't made it since as I obviously can't trust myself. I reckon it's more like a fruit and nut bar than a cake, but is perfect for Aussie Xmases, with our seafood and salad/bbq type Xmas dinners. Heavy puddings just don't go with food like that. Beverley.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare all ingredients first. Chop pineapple, apricots and dates into pieces the same size as the Brazil nuts, leave nuts whole, combine fruit and nuts in a large bowl.
  2. Beat eggs in a bowl until thick and creamy, add sugar, essence, rum and softened butter, beat until well combined.
  3. Stir into fruit mixture and add sifted flours.
  4. Spread mixture evenly and firmly into a large loaf pan which has been greased and lined.
  5. Bake at 150°C for about 2 hours.

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