My Mum's Christmas Cake

READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
Recipe by Ninna

Instructions for cooking much quicker boiled fruit cake given below also. Mum used to make a boiled fruit cake often, sometimes with drained crushed pineapple in the mixture.

Top Review by Qu33nb33

I will never ever make a fruit cake the "conventional" way again. Boiled fruit cake is sooooo EASY! I didn't have rum so I added brandy. And I substituted 1 cup of plain flour with wholemeal for a bit of texture. Came out beautiful! Thanks so much for this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Beat sugar & butter very well; mix in all fruit (soaked in rum overnight), carb soda and spice.
  3. Add eggs and then fold in flour, then add water.
  4. Spoon mixture cake tin lined with 2 thicknesses each of brown and greased greaseproof paper; arrange extra almonds around top - brown paper on top of cake while it is cooking will stop it scorching.
  5. Cook 3 hrs 150degC (300degF), lower for fan forced - check cake with skewer or knife if it comes out clean it is cooked.
  7. Soak fruit with rum overnight.
  8. Then boil everything together, other than eggs and flour; now add eggs and fold in flour.
  9. Cook at 150oC (300degF), for 2 1/2 hours.
  10. NB: Check both types of cakes after 2 hours.

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