Cherry Christmas Cake Recipe

Bored of having the same Christmas cake every year? Why not make this delectably moist and fruity cherry cake as an alternative!


  • 350g glacé cherries, chopped.
  • 125g Raisins
  • 100g Currants
  • 50g ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped
  • 100g blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 lemons, finely grated zest only
  • 350 sultanas
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 5 large free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 75g  ground almonds

For the topping

  • small handful blanched whole almonds
  • small handful walnut halves
  • small handful red or natural  glacé cherries, halved
  • 50g whole orange peel, cut into pieces
  • 100g apricot jam


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