Decadent Christmas Cake


What you’ll need…

500g pkt SUNBEAM Gourmet Selection Mixed Fruit

375g pkt SUNBEAM Raisins

1 cup SUNBEAM Sultanas

¾ cup water

½ cup port

250g butter, diced and softened

1 cup brown sugar

4 eggs

2 cups plain flour

½ cup self raising flour

2 tsp mixed spice

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tbsp apricot jam, warmed

SUNBEAM Blanched Almonds, to decorate


  1. Pre-heat oven to 150°C (130°C fan-forced). Lightly grease and line a deep 20cm cake pan with three layers of baking paper. Combine mixed fruit, raisins, and sultanas in a large saucepan. Add water and port, mix through. Place over a low heat for 5 minutes until liquid is absorbed and fruit softened. Set aside to cool.

  2. Using electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Add eggs one at a time until all incorporated. Fold in flours and spices.

  3. Remove from mixing stand and fold in the fruit mixture with a large spoon. Mixing until well combined. Spoon batter into prepared cake tin and smooth the top. Decorate with almonds bake for 2 hours 30 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. Brush the top with jam whilst the cake is still warm.