Easy Christmas Cake

This is an easy melt and mix type of Christmas Cake which makes it quick and easy to make because it requires no overnight soaking of the fruit.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian, British, Western
Keyword Easy Christmas Cake, Fruit Cake
Servings 20 slices


  • 1 kilogram Mixed Dried Fruit
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet Sherry
  • 250 grams Brown Sugar firmly packed
  • 250 grams Butter
  • 125 ml Milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 450 grams Plain Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Bi Carb Soda
  • 3 teaspoons Steve's Christmas Cake & Pudding Spice


  • Grease a cake tin, covering the base and sides with baking paper.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 120 celcius.
  • Combine in a bowl the fruit, sherry, eggs, flour, bicarb and Christmas Cake Spice.
  • In a separate bowl (preferably a microwave bowl) add the butter and milk and heat up 1 minute at a time until the butter has just melted. (don't let it boil)
  • Add the butter mix to the fruit mix and with a beater beat until combined well.
  • Pour cake into the prepared cake tin and bake in the oven for approx 5 hours.
  • Allow to cool.


Cake can be stored in the fridge for 2 months or frozen in the freezer.


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Steve’s Christmas Cake & Pudding Spice

Steve’s Christmas Cake and Pudding Spice will add deep aromatic flavours to cakes, festive fruit puddings, pies, breads or buns.  Use as a substitute in recipes using cinnamon for a more complex warm flavour.


  • Gluten-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • 100% Herbs & Spices
  • No Preservatives, Additives, Flavours or Colours
  • No Fillers
  • Vegan
  • Low Carb / Keto
  • Salt-Free
  • Sugar-Free