Christmas Cake Decorated with Holly

Christmas Cake

By the wlr team

You can prepare this lovely cake and enjoy every mouthful.

  • Recipe makes: 15 slices
  • Prep time:
    15 mins
  • Cook time: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Calories: 226
    per slice


  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 120g black treacle
  • 120g margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • ΒΌ tsp salt
  • 5g five spice
  • 150g plain flour
  • 120g sultanas
  • 120g raisins
  • 120g currants
  • 120g glace cherries
  • 2 tbsp sherry
  • 1 tbsp orange peel


Preheat oven to 150°C / Gas Mark 2 / 300°F

  1. Grease an 18cm (7") cake tin with the sunflower oil, line with baking parchment.
  2. In a large bowl beat together the treacle and margarine. Gradually adding the eggs, pinch of salt and mixed spice. Sift the flour and add also.
  3. Add the dried fruits, cherries, sherry and zest and juice of one orange. Fold in gently.
  4. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface, making a slight dip in the centre.
  5. Bake in the oven for approx 2 - 2.5 hours. Place a piece of greaseproof paper over the top if it becomes too brown.
  6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. When cool wrap in foil or greaseproof paper and store in an airtight container.
Nutrition information per slice
Calories (kcal)226
Carbohydrate (g)35.3
Fat (g)8.2
Protein (g)3.2
Fibre (g)1.0
Alcohol (g)0.3
Fruit & Veg0.4

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