Honey Christmas Fruit Cake

Honey Christmas Fruit Cake

Honey Fruit Cake


Pavlova, glazed ham and fruit cake is the epitome of Christmas time.This delicious Christmas Fruit cake can keep up for one month and take around 4 hours to make (although we struggle to keep it around the office for even a week).

You can find the original recipe on www.foodtolove.co.nz.




1 1/2 cup (250g) chopped raisins
1 1/2 cup (250g) chopped dates
1 1/2 cup (250g) sultanas
1/2 cup mixed peel
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup chopped glacé ginger
1/2 cup halved glacé cherries
375 millilitre can beer
250 gram butter
1 1/4 cup honey
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
1 1/2 cup white plain flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 cup slivered almonds




1. Combine fruit with beer in large bowl, cover, stand overnight.

2. Line a deep 23cm square cake pan with 2 sheets paper.

3. Preheat oven to 150°C. Cream butter and honey in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, beat in eggs quickly one at a time, beat until just combined. Stir into fruit mixture.

4. Stir in sifted flours and spice in two lots, then almonds. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for about 3½ to 4 hours. Cover tightly with foil, cool in pan.

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