LINDA'S TESTED XMAS FRUIT CAKE RECIPE – Tagged "xmas-cake-recipe" – Lindas Bake and Pack


Posted by Chris Reynecke on



  • 1kg bakers mix
  • 250g mixed peel
  • 250g dates – soak in 125ml hot Rooibos tea/ water
  • 250g cherries red broken
  • 250g cashew nuts
  • 460g brown sugar
  • 450g butter /margarine
  • 5g bicarb
  • 15g mixed spice
  • 10g baking powder
  • 396g eggs (6 x extra-large)
  • 420g cake flour
  • 400g brandy (400ml)

• Pre-heat the oven to 150°C, grease and line tins as desired (4 x 25cm loaf pans / 2 x 20cm round pans / 1 x 23cm + 1 x 15cm + 10 cupcakes)
• Mix all the fruits and nuts together, add 200ml brandy and mix well (stand overnight if desired)
• Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add the eggs one by one – beating well after each addition
• Sift the flour, bicarb, spice and baking powder together
• Stir the flour into the egg mixture, blend well
• Fold in the soaked fruits, mix until well blended
• Spoon into prepared tins
• Bake for 1 hour @ 150°C, reduce the oven temperature to 140°C for the remainder of the time (bake in total for about 2 ½ hours, remember to remove the cupcakes after about 1 hour) – the cake should bounce back if lightly touched at the top.
• Immediately pour the remaining brandy over the hot cakes as the come out of the oven
• Stand to cool overnight before removing from tins (add some extra brandy if desired before wrapping) and then wrapping in cling wrap, followed by cellophane to stand to mature

And their you have the teasted Linda's Fruit Cake recipe for a great Xmas cake.

Bake and enjoy.

The Linda's Team

Share this post

  • Good Morning, thanks for your Christmas cake recipe. Could you please convert it to ml. Thanks so much

    Shirley on

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published.