Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

Everyone loves the holidays with family and friends or that special someone.  Here’s a great treat to enjoy.











4 cups Flour 1/2 lb chopped glazed pineapple
1 tsp. baking powder 1 lb deluxe holiday fruit mix
1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 lb mix glazed green & red cherries
1 tsp. salt 1 lb currants
2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 lb pecan halves
3/4 tsp. mace 1 can mandolin oranges
1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1 lb butter
1 lb chopped nuts 1 lb brown sugar
1 lb black raisins 9 eggs
1 lb yellow raisins 1/3 cup current jelly

Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices together.  Use part to coat fruit and nuts.

Cream butter and gradually add brown sugar.  Add well beaten eggs, combine the two mixes very carefully.  Mix in dry ingredients, then floured fruit and nuts.  Lastly add current jelly.

This recipe will make 4 deep 6 inch square cakes.  Time required for this size is 2 hours @ 275 degrees.  Larger cakes will take up to 3 1/2 hours depending on size of pan. Line pans with greased heavy paper.  Cool thoroughly before wrapping in saran or foil and storing in tightly covered tin box in cool place.

 Almond Paste

(makes 1 cup)

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup confectioners sugar

1/2 tsp. lemon juice

3/4 cup blanched almonds (4 ounces)

Put all ingredients into a blender.  Cover and blend on high speed for about 3 minutes, or until mixture is blended to a paste consistency.  Stop occasionally to stir mixture down in container.

Email or leave a comment below and let us know if you have tried this great recipe.  If anyone has a recipe that you would like us to share, please feel free to email

Happy Holidays!! Until next time, Happy Baking  😀










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2 Responses to Christmas Cake

  1. Isabelle says:

    How much flour is in this recipe?

    • BCWI says:

      Hi Isabelle,

      There are 4 cups of flour required for this recipe, also for the Almond Paste recipe it calls for 1/2 cup of lemon juice, it should be 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused. Thanks, Betty Bartlett, Office Administrator, BC Women’s Institute

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