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Crazy Jack’s Christmas Cake

Cooking Instructions

Christmas Cake



  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 2, 160°C. Line the inside of your tin with 2 layers of greaseproof paper and line the outside to stop the sides of the cake cooking too quickly.
  2. Beat the butter, sugar and eggs together mixing well.
  3. Sieve all the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, mix spice, ground almonds, salt) and then add the egg, butter, sugar mixture.
  4. Add the fruit, and brandy or orange juice, mixing well.
  5. Pour the mixture into your tin, and smooth the top, to make it level.
  6. Bake in the oven for 3 hours. If the cake is browning too quickly, cover after 2 1/2 hours with a layer of grease proof paper.
  7. To test if the cake is cooked, insert a skewer into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean the cake is completely cooked.
  8. Leave the cake in the tin until it has completely cooled.


  • 6 inch tin
  • 115g self-raising flour
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp mix spice
  • 115g butter
  • 115g demerera sugar
  • 85g Crazy Jack raisins
  • 85g Crazy Jack sultanas
  • 85g currants
  • 30g cherries
  • 55g mixed peel
  • 30g Crazy Jack Ground Almonds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp brandy or orange juice
  • pinch of salt

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