Christmas Cake

Rich Fruit Cake Recipe


The Christmas cake is the cake most people want to have a go at, or lend a hand with as it's a fun cake for everyone.

Here is a recipe for a traditional RICH fruit cake if you haven't got one already....

Square Tin

13cm (5in)

15cm (6in)

18cm (7in)

20cm (8in)

23cm (9in)

25cm (10in)

28cm (11in)

30cm (12in)

Round Tin

15cm (6in)

18cm (7in)

20cm (8in)

23cm (9in)

25cm (10in)

28cm (11in)

30cm (12in)


Currants

150g (5oz)

225g (8oz)

350g (12oz)

450g (1lb)

625g (1lb)

775g (1lb 11oz)

1.2kg (2lb 8oz)

1.4kg (3lb)

Sultanas

50g (2oz)

90g (3.5oz)

150g (5oz)

200g (7oz)

225g (8oz)

375g (13oz)

400g (14oz)

500g (1lb 2oz)

Raisins

50g (2oz)

90g (3.5oz)

150g (5oz)

200g (7oz)

225g (8oz)

375g (13oz)

400g (14oz)

500g (1lb 2oz)

Glace Cherries (chopped)

40g (1.5oz)

65g (2.5oz)

75g (3oz)

125g (4oz)

150g (5oz)

225g (8oz)

275g (10oz)

350g (12oz)

Mixed Peel (chopped)

25g (1oz)

50g (2oz)

50g (2oz)

75g (3oz)

125g (4oz)

150g (5oz)

200g (7oz)

250g (9oz)

Blanched Almonds (chopped)

25g (1oz)

50g (2oz)

50g (2oz)

75g (3oz)

125g (4oz)

150g (5oz)

200g (7oz)

250g (9oz)

Lemon Rind (grated)

Quarter of a lemon

Half a lemon

Three quarters of a lemon

A whole lemon

A whole lemon

A whole lemon

One & a half lemons

Two lemons

Plain Flour

90g (3.5oz)

175g (6oz)

200g (7oz)

350g (12oz)

400g (14oz)

600g (1lb 5oz)

700g (1lb 10oz)

825g (1lb 13oz)

Ground Cinnamon (optional)

2.5ml (Half teaspoon)

2.5ml (Half teaspoon)

5ml (1 teaspoon)

5ml (1 teaspoon)

7.5ml (1.5 teaspoons)

10ml (2 teaspoons)

12.5ml (2.5 teaspoons)

15ml (3 teaspoons)

Ground Mixed Spice (optional)

1.5ml (Quarter teaspoon)

1.5ml (Quarter teaspoon)

2.5ml (Half teaspoon)

5ml (1 teaspoon)

5ml (1 teaspoon)

7.5ml (1.5 teaspoons)

7.5ml (1.5 teaspoons)

7.5ml (1.5 teaspoons)

Butter

75g (3oz)

150g (5oz)

175g (6oz)

275g (10oz)

350g (12oz)

500g (1lb 2oz)

600g (1lb 5oz)

800g (1lb 12oz)

Light Soft Brown Sugar

75g (3oz)

150g (5oz)

175g (6oz)

275g (10oz)

350g (12oz)

500g (1lb 2oz)

600g (1lb 5oz)

800g (1lb 12oz)

Eggs (size 2)

1.5

2.5

3

5

6

9

11

14

Black Treacle (optional)

5ml (1 teaspoon)

5ml (1 teaspoon)

15ml (1 tablespoon)

15ml (1 tablespoon)

15ml (1 tablespoon)

30ml (2 tablespoons)

30ml (2 tablespoons)

30ml (2 tablespoons)

Approx Cooking Time at 150C /300F /Gas Mark 2

2 hours

2 hours 30 mins

2 hours 45 mins

3 hours 15 mins

3 hours 45 mins

4 hours 15 mins

5 hours 15 mins

6 hours

Approx Cooked Weight

625g (1.5lb)

1.25kg (2.5lbs)

1.50kg (3.25lbs)

2kg (4.5lbs)

2.75kg (6lbs)

4kg (9lbs)

5kg (11lbs)

6.5kg (14lbs)

Brandy (added after cooking)

30ml (2 tablespoons)

45ml (3 tablespoons)

45ml (3 tablespoons)

60ml (4tablespoons)

75ml (5tablespoons)

90ml (6 tablespoons)

105ml (7 tablespoons)

120ml (8 tablespoons)

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