Cakes

Christmas Fruit Cake

christmas fruit cake

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups festive cake mix
  2. Chopped glacé cherries
  3. ½ cup crushed pineapple
  4. ¾ cup butter
  5. ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/3 cup festive cake mix soaking water
  8. ¼ pineapple syrup
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  10. 2 ⅓ cup self-raising flour
  11. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  12. ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  13. ½ teaspoon clove
  14. ½ teaspoon ginger
  15. ½ teaspoon baking soda

christmas fruit cake ingredients

Syrup

  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. ½ cup butter
  3. ½ teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Soak the festive cake mix for about an hour.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, spices and baking soda) and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add butter, sugar, eggs vanilla and mix.
  5. Add in the flour mixture alternating with soaking water and pineapple syrup and mix well.
  6. Add in the festive cake mix, glacé cherries and pineapple and mix well but do not over mix.
  7. Pour into greased or parchment paper lined pans and bake for 40-45 minutes for medium pans and 35-40 minutes for small pans. Makes 2 medium or 4 small cakes.
  8. In the meantime, prepare the syrup, recipe here and you may add liqueur.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
  10. Poke the cake and pour the syrup over the top while the cake is still in the pan.
  11. Cool completely before remove from the pan.
  12. Enjoy.

christmas fruit cake steps

 

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