Vanilla Vodka Christmas Cake
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Vanilla Vodka Christmas Cake

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Serves 16

A delicious Christmas cake that needs no maturing but never-the-less keeps wonderfully.

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  • 250g (9oz) each plump raisins and sultanas
  • 100g (31/2oz) dried cranberries or blueberries
  • 200g (7oz) natural glace cherries, halved
  • 200ml (7fl oz) vanilla vodka – You can buy this or stick a vanilla pod in the vodka overnight
  • 150g (5oz) flaked almonds
  • 200g (7oz) unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g (7oz) unrefined dark muscovado sugar
  • 4 medium organic eggs, beaten
  • 100g (31/2oz) plain flour


    1. Put dried fruit and cherries in a bowl and add the vodka. Soak for at least 3 hours but preferably overnight.
    2. Grease and line an 8" cake tin.
    3. Preheat oven to 150C
    4. Cream together the butter and sugar. Gradually add beaten eggs. Add flour and nuts.
    5. Tip in fruit with any remaining liquid and stir well.
    6. Pour mix into cake tin
    7. Bake for 3 and 1/2 hours or until a skewer comes out clean.
    8. Marzipan and ice once cooled or keep and feed regularly with more vanilla vodka.
    9. Enjoy!!!

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13th May, 2011
I am surprised by the quantity of flour, 3 1/2 oz. seems a very small amount of flour. Should it not be 7 oz to match the butter and sugar quantities? Any advice ?
26th May, 2010
Have also made it using whisky and brandy. Works really well
9th Nov, 2009
I make this almost every year and for lots of birthdays too. Fantastic, easy and tastes great.
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