Light Christmas Cake

READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
Recipe by Bergy

This was one of my mothers favorite Christmas cakes. The recipe came from the "Edith Adams Christmas baking" flyer. She was a nutritionist for the Vancouver Province paper in the 40's & 50's

Top Review by Syl Davis

I agree this is a very good Christmas cake, I added the juice & zest of 1 lemon and it cuts the sweetness a little and adds a unique taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare fruit and wash raisins the day before.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time.
  4. Beat until very light.
  5. Add sifted flour mixed with cardamom and baking powder.
  6. Add orange juice alternately with the flour a little at a time.
  7. Dredge fruit with a little extra flour and add to batter.
  8. Place in 2 loaf pans, lined with brown paper and greased on the inside.
  9. Bake in 250°F degrees oven 2-3 hours or until done.

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