Simple Creole Christmas Cake



It’s best to soak the dried fruits well in advance. Chop dried fruits and put in a jar with port wine to soak. My grandmother soaked hers for more than 6 months with lots of different type of dried fruits.

As this is an express creole cake, put raisins and sultanas in a pan with port wine and simmer for 20 minutes. Leave to cool then put in a jar for a few days.


500g raisins

250g sultanas

100g chopped glacé cherries

500g butter

500g muscovado sugar

6 eggs

450g plain flour

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp almond essence

browning (optional)

2 tbs mixed spice

2 tbl rum (optional)


Line a round cake tin with greaseproof paper and set aside. Preheat oven 150°C gas 2

Cream butter and sugar until light in texture, then gardually mix in eggs. Add vanilla and almond essence.


If you want to have a darker cake, add browning (burnt sugar).

Mix dry ingredients together, ( flour, baking powder, mixed spice) and sift into cake batter. Continue to mix until flour is well blended. Fold in the soaked fruits and cherries and blend until fully incorporated.


Spoon the cake mixture into the pan.


Cover with baking parchment.


Bake for 1 1/2 – 2 hours on the middle rack of the oven. Insert a skewer in the centre of the cake, and if it comes out clean, then it’s done. Remove from the oven. Use the skewer to make tiny holes in the cake and spoon over the rum (optional) when still warm. Allow to cool completely before removing from the tin. Decorate as you wish.


xo Yvonne


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  • Katherine 12/12/2016 at 02:32

    Looks delicious!

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      yvonne 12/12/2016 at 06:17

      Thank you, Katherine! I wish you a good week ahead! xo

  • Melanie 11/12/2016 at 17:42

    This looks so yummy! x

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      yvonne 11/12/2016 at 21:50

      Hello Melanie, have a great start to the week and thanks a lot! xo

  • The Leach Life 11/12/2016 at 17:36

    Looks so good I can almost taste it!

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      yvonne 11/12/2016 at 21:49

      To The Leach Life,Thanks for stopping by! Give it a try! xo

  • Alice 10/12/2016 at 20:22

    This looks delicious! And the reciepe looks so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    PS. I love your blog layout!

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      yvonne 11/12/2016 at 06:37

      I tried to make it as easy as possible, so I do think anyone can make this cake! Thanks Alice! xo

  • Kay 10/12/2016 at 17:24

    This little cake looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing this fab recipe. <3 xoxo


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      yvonne 10/12/2016 at 19:40

      So delicious! it’s very simple to make! Hope your weekend started well. So nice of you to visit! xo

  • Tamara 09/12/2016 at 20:45

    Looks so good! thanks for sharing this recipe!


    Tamara –

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      yvonne 09/12/2016 at 21:26

      You are very welcome, Tamara! Have a lovely weekend! xo

  • Aliona 09/12/2016 at 10:26

    Love it, so yummy. Please check out my new VS Angel inspired hair tutorial!

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      yvonne 09/12/2016 at 18:50

      Thank you for stopping by Aliona! have a lovely weekend! xo