Quick & Easy Christmas Fruit Cake

If you are not too fond of whiskey, you can substitute sherry, which works just as well.

I cannot stress how easy and delicious this cake is. It tastes and smells like Christmas, similar to a Christmas cake but not as heavy. You will definitely eat more than one slice. A very easy & delicious Christmas Fruit Cake. a brilliant alternative to the normal Christmas cake. Sherry can be substituted for the Whiskey.

 Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

  • 125 g mixture of dried fruit (such as raisins, sultanas, currants and chopped dried apricots, Blueberries, Cranberries any fruit you have)
  • 75-100 ml whiskey
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 230 g unsalted butter softened (plus extra for greasing)
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 250 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • icing sugar (for dusting)


  • 100g melted white chocolate


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4).
  2. Line a 1lb loaf tin (or use an 8in round cake tin) with greaseproof paper and rub the sides with butter to grease it. You could use those handy loaf tin liners if your making it in the loaf tin.
  3. Place the dried fruit and alcohol in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Let it simmer for a few seconds and then pour into a bowl and allow to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the butter until soft, add the sugar and beat, then and the eggs one by one, beating all the time Gently stir in the sifted flour, baking powder, cinnamon & nutmeg, salt, fruit and whiskey
  5. Transfer the cake batter into the prepared tin, smooth the top and cook in the oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake center comes out clean.
  6. Cool slightly before removing the cake from the tin and finish cooling on a wire rack.

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Cake Magazine: Quick & Easy Christmas Fruit Cake
Quick & Easy Christmas Fruit Cake
If you are not too fond of whiskey, you can substitute sherry, which works just as well.
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