'tis the time to start making your Christmas fruit cake! We've got a super simple recipe for you to enjoy, topped with crunchy mixed nuts and cherries. 




  • Baking


  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Baking



Prep Time

40 minutes

Cooking Time

1 hour 30 minutes


1kg Festive Cake Mix
250g Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
500ml Water
2 Cups Cake Flour
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp allspice
3 Eggs
1/2 cup brandy or tropical juice


Bring water, sugar and butter to the boil until the butter is melted
Add the cake mix, bring to boil and boil for a further 15 minutes
Let the mixture cool down
Add the spices and mix
Add the bicarbonate of soda and mix
Add the eggs and mix
Add the sifted flour and fold into mixture
Put mixture into greased 22cm cake tin
Bake at 160ºC for 1.5 hours
Allow the cake to cool and then Add 1/2 cup of brandy or tropical juice to keep it moist

Decorate as desired with nuts, cherries, etc.
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