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Christmas cake recipe
Sainsbury’s couldn’t make baking any easier, than with this 5 ingredient Christmas cake. Perfect for a first-time tryer, busy hostess or traditional fruit cake fans.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 3 hours 45 mins
What you'll need:
200g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
200g dark brown soft sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
225g plain flour, sifted
1kg pre-soaked mixed fruit
- Preheat your oven to 150C/fan, 130C/ gas mark 2
- Grease a 19cm round cake tin and line the bottom and sides with baking parchment.
- Place the butter and sugar into a bowl and cream together with a mixer.
- Gradually whisk in the eggs, fold in the flour and then add the mixed fruit. Spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth the top.
- Bake for 3 hours 45 mins, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cover with greaseproof paper if it's getting too brown.
- Leave in the tin to cool for 15 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool fully.
- Decorate to your choosing.
- Before you start, make sure you have all the equipment and ingredients you'll need.
- Weigh your ingredients carefully. If you’re even the slightest bit out, it can affect your bake.
- Be mindful of how much baking powder you use. Too much could result in your bake rising and falling too quickly, drying it out.
- Keep eggs and dairy products at room temperature, it’ll help give a more even and fuller result.
- To check if your cake is cooked, stick a sharp knife in the middle. If it comes out clean, it’s ready.
- Take your time, put on some Christmas music and have fun!