A Christmas Fruit Cake is such a classic and traditional bake for the festive season. It’s a rich, fruit packed cake, soaked with brandy and it’s so flavoursome and moist! While I have called this a Christmas Fruit Cake, you can make it any time of year, for example this would be great for a wedding cake or other celebration cake. A lot of people see fruit cake as hard to make, but it really isn’t. It does take a long time to bake, but besides that, the process is really easy and straightforward.
HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE
Start by putting all of the dried fruit into a bowl. You don’t have to add the mixed peel, but if you’re using a bag of mixed dried fruit like I did, then obviously you don’t need to separate it! Add the alcohol and mix in. Cover the bowl and leave overnight, or for 24 hours, for the alcohol to absorb and the fruit to plump up.