Easy Christmas Cake

Ingredients

  • 250g Tasti fruit mix medley
  • 100g Tasti dried apricots
  • 50g Tasti glace green cherries
  • 50g Tasti glace red cherries
  • 300g raisins
  • 300g sultanas
  • 1 1/2 cups brandy
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 60g Tasti blanced almonds
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam

Method

Place fruit mix medley and apricots in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Add cherries and pulse again - just until cherries are very roughly chopped.
Place the mixture into a large glass or ceramic bowl and add raisins and sultanas.  Pour over brandy, orange juice and vanilla, cover and leave to sit overnight.
The next day, preheat the oven to 150 C.
Line a 22cm round cake tin with brown paper and baking paper.
Sift over the flour and spice and mix until well combined.  Spoon into prepared tin and smooth the surface.  Arrange almonds over the top of the cake.
Cook for 2 1/2 hours until the cake is firm and pulling away from the edges, cover if the top browns too quickly.

Warm the apricot jam and brush over the surface of the cake, cook a further 5 minutes.
See how to store and care for your Christmas Cake.

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4 thoughts on “Easy Christmas Cake

  1. How long can I strore this cake – normally when I use eggs and buttet and sugar on a tradition christmas cake it keeps for a few months.

  2. I have just lost the very first earlier xmas cake recipe few ingredients at the back of the Tasti Fruit Mix 1kg years ago. But I have just bought the new one now, and recongised the ingredients at the back is much longer and that is not what I use before? I prefer the old one better with heaps of brandy I poured on top at the end of the cooking, stayed moist for days. It would be great if you have one please!

    • I have made this cake every year for approximately for nearly five years now. It definitely does not require the eggs, butter or sugar, and it is beautiful. Unbelievable I know, but it works (and is yummy!!)