English christmas cake

English christmas cake

English christmas cake is a main attribute of the Christmas holiday. And the first half of December is the perfect time to prepare it. A mandatory condition is a long maturation, during which the structure improves, and all tastes and aromas are enhanced.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Soaking fruits time (min.) 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 50 minutes
Course Bakery
Cuisine British
Servings 8 people
Calories 317 kcal


  • 2 mix bowl
  • 1 mixer
  • 1 baking mold
  • 1 knife
  • 1 sieve
  • 1 chopping board


  • 100 g butter
  • 2 pcs egg
  • 130 g sugar
  • 15 g honey
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 210 g flour
  • 50 g dried apricots
  • 50 g prunes
  • 50 g raisins
  • 50 ml rum dark


  • Prepare everything necessary. Eggs and butter should be at room temperature, so take them out in advance. It is advisable to grind the sugar into powder, which will significantly reduce the time for mixing the dough.
    The necessary ingredients for cooking english christmas cake
  • Rinse the dried fruits, cut the apricots and prunes into small pieces. Put everything in a bowl, pour rum over it and leave for 3-6 hours. The dried fruits will absorb the alcohol.
    50 g dried apricots, 50 g prunes, 50 g raisins, 50 ml rum
    Dried apricots, prunes, raisins, rum
  • Put powdered sugar or sugar in a bowl, add soft butter.
    130 g sugar, 100 g butter
    Sugar, butter
  • Whisk with a mixer until it increases in volume, becomes fluffy and lighter in color. It is important that the sugar granules are completely dissolved, which will happen much faster using powdered sugar. Crack one egg.
    2 pcs egg
  • Work with the mixer for a minute and introduce the second egg. You will get a soft smooth cream. Slightly warm the honey in the microwave or in a water bath, add baking soda.
    15 g honey, ½ tsp baking soda
    Honey, soda
  • Mix. The honey will foam and lighten, which means the soda is neutralized. Add to the dough.
    Soda extinguished in honey
  • Mix, sift the flour.
    210 g flour
  • The final consistency should be like soft butter. Add the dried fruits. If not all the rum has been absorbed, pour the remainder into the dough as well.
    Adding dried apricots and prunes to the dough
  • Mix.
    Cake Batter
  • Grease a cake pan, here rectangular 10×18 cm, with any oil. Put the dough in, making sure it occupies no more than 2/3 of the height. We also made 3 muffins.
    Dough in a baking dish
  • Bake in the oven at 170 ℃ for 40-45 minutes.
    Baking a cupcake
  • Allow to cool, then wrap in parchment and store in a cool place for up to a month. During the maturation process, the English Christmas cake with dried fruits becomes incredibly aromatic, moist, and soft. Decorate before serving as desired. You can make icing from powdered sugar and lemon juice or simply sprinkle with powdered sugar.
    English christmas cake


Calories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 203mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 588IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 2mg




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