Christmas Cake

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves: 1 Cake

Follow along and get in the festive spirit to make this delicious Christmas Cake using @sunbeam_foods’ Mixed Fruit! Are you a Christmas Cake fan?

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Serves: 1 Cake


  • 500 g Sunbeam Mixed Fruit
  • 1 tsp Mixed spice , cinnamon, allspice + nutmeg
  • 100 g Walnuts , or another type of nut
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 150 mL Brandy , optional
  • 150 mL Orange juice
  • 125 g Unsalted butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarb
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Butter


  • Large saucepan
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • 19cmx6.5cm round baking tin
  • Baking paper


  • 1)

    Start by preheating your oven to 100 C on the fan-bake setting.

  • 2)

    Then in a large saucepan, add 500g Sunbeam Mixed Fruit, 1 teaspoon of mixed spice, 100g of walnuts, 150g of sugar, 150ml of brandy, 150ml of orange juice and 125g of unsalted butter (note: you can sub the brandy for more orange juice if you like!)

  • 3)

    Next bring the saucepan to a simmer over a low heat for approx. 20 minutes, then pop the fruit mixture into the fridge to cool down.

  • 4)

    Now in a large mixing bowl, add 2 eggs, 2 cups/270g of flour, 1 teaspoon of bicarb and 1 teaspoon of baking powder.

  • 5)

    Next pour the chilled fruit mixture into the bowl and give it a good mix using a wooden spoon.

  • 6)

    Now line a 19cmx6.5cm round baking tin with baking paper as demonstrated in the IGTV. then pour the mixture into the tin (be careful not to collapse the sides of the baking paper!)

  • 7)

    Give the tin a few taps and a good shake around to ensure the mixture is nice and even, before popping it into the oven at 160 C (be sure to keep an eye on the top of the cake to ensure it doesn’t burn!)

  • 8)

    After approx. 1 hour 10 minutes insert a skewer into the cake: if it comes out clean, the cake is done and vou can remove it from the oven.

  • 9)

    Set the cake aside to cool for a few hours,  then remove it from the tin. Peel off the baking paper and serve.

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