Boiling this cake batter helps to keep the fruit plump and juicy and the cake moist

Ingredients (makes 1 cake)

  • ! cup sugar
  • 230 grams currants
  • 120 grams butter
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 120 grams sultanas
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon bi carb soda
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 cup plain flour


  1. Place first 7 ingredients ( everything except the flours,bicarb and eggs) in a sauce pan
  2. Bring to the boil. Boil gently for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat
  3. Have ready beaten eggs and mix through fruit mixture
  4. Fold in sifted flours and bicarb
  5. Pour batter in to well greased paper lined tin . Top with blanched almonds if desired
  6. Bake in Moderate oven ( 180) 45 minutes ( check at 30 minutes to see if done)

Notes... Mum makes this cake every christmas.. but to be honest .. we are all so full ,it doesn't get eaten till the next day ! Moist and spicy , it is good any time of year really ! It keeps well in an airtight container

  • I might not a big fan of fruit cake, can’t really say if I’ve ever had a boiled one before. Looks nice and dark


  • I cant remember the last time I had a boiled fruit cake this looks nice!


  • This one is worth a go. Says it is easy and it looks very moist.


  • Thanks for the recipe. Must try it.


  • Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe.


  • I might try this for the one child who likes fruit cake.


  • I like the sound of this cake they always seem to taste the best


  • this is so similar to my mum’s recipe. love it


  • I can vouch this is one of my favorite things about Christmas! Absolutely delicious, moist and full of fruit, a delicious end to Christmas day.


  • Interesting! I didn’t even know it was possible. Thanks for sharing!


  • Thank you for providing this recipe. The picture of the cake is wonderful, hoping mine turns out the same way.


  • A beautiful Christmas cake,it looks amazing! Thank your mum!


  • Perfect for Christmas what a yummy looking desert thanks for sharing your delicious recipe


  • Thank you! A delicious looking Christmas cake and the photo is great – presentation of this cake is gorgeous – so festive – love the little Santa! :)

    • Thanks He’s cute isn’t he ?

      • You are most welcome! He is a super cute and fun looking Santa! :) May I be cheeky and ask where you got him please? Thanks :)


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