Christmas Fruit Cake @ Reward Me

Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Christmas fruitcake need not be a dark, raisin-riddled whiskey bomb. This light and fragrant fruitcake is so delicious, you’ll be baking it throughout the year.

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Ingredients (serves 6 people)

  1. 125g butter
  2. 250g caster sugar
  3. ½ cup orange juice
  4. ¼ cup brandy
  5. ½ tsp vanilla extract
  6. 100g dried cranberries
  7. 100g dried peaches
  8. 1 star anise
  9. 200g flour
  10. ½ tsp ground cloves
  11. ½ tsp ground ginger
  12. 2 tsp baking powder
  13. 50g almonds, chopped
  14. 2 eggs, beaten
  15. Strawberries, to garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm cake tin.

2. Place the butter, caster sugar, orange juice, brandy, vanilla extract, cranberries, peaches and star anise in a small pot over a low heat. Allow butter and sugar to melt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Remove pot from heat and set aside to cool. Remove star anise and place mixture in a large mixing bowl.

4. Sift dry ingredients together, add almonds and stir in fruit mixture.

5. Add the eggs and stir to combine. Pour mixture into the cake tin, bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through (when a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean). Turn out, garnish with strawberries, dust with icing sugar and serve.


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