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Chelsea christmas cake

Serves 8
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 4.5 hours

We're loving this tried and true recipe - the secret to success is baking on a low temperature for longer.



  • 250g butter
  • 2 cups Chelsea White sugar
  • 2kg mixed dried fruit
  • 1 cup sherry
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp Chelsea Golden Syrup or Treacle
  • 4 eggs
  • 450g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
View the method
  1. Heat butter, sugar, fruit, sherry, spice, baking soda & syrup in a saucepan over a medium heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat & allow to cool for 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 125°C. Grease a deep 25cm tin & triple line with baking paper.
  4. Beat eggs and stir through cooled fruit mixture.
  5. Sift dry ingredients, fold into fruit mixture with orange zest.
  6. Spoon into tin, bake for approx. 4½ hours or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

Decorate once cool.

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