Golden Christmas Cake

by Aida Azizuddin, on Wed, December 19, 2012

This luscious fruitcake has tasty festive flavours brought upon by sultanas, cherries and orange peel. We used sultanas instead of raisins to give it a wonderful golden colour.

"Golden and Fabulous!"


90g Butter, softened
125g Cream Cheese
1 1/4 C (250g) firmly packed Brown Sugar
3 Eggs
1/2 C (75g) Plain Flour
1/2 C Self Raising Flour
1/4 C (60ml) Apple or Pineapple Juice
250g Sultanas
125g Cherries
90g Orange Peel


1. Preheat oven. Line your baking pans with greaseproof paper.

2. Beat butter, cheese, sugar, eggs, juice on a low speed until all the ingredients are combined. Then beat on medium until mixture is smooth and changed in colour. Sift flour into batter.

3. Mix in orange peel, sultanas and cherries. Spoon mixture in baking pans, making sure to level the batter.

4. Bake cake in slow oven (150C) for 1 1/2 hours.

5. Once the cake is baked and cooled, decorate it with fondant.

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