The most festive and rich pastries for Christmas are a Christmas cake. Although it is laborious, but very tasty!


Wheat flour – 170 g

Wholemeal flour – 55 g

Butter – 225 g

Sugar white – 125 g

Dark sugar – 125 g

Eggs of chicken – 4 pcs.

Salt – 1/3 tsp.

Cinnamon – 1/3 tsp.

Ginger – 1/3 tsp.

Cardamom – 1/3 tsp

Carnation – 1/3 tsp

Dried fruits – 350 g

Nuts – 200 g

Rum dark – 400 ml

Dark honey – 1 tbsp.

Zedra with one orange


  • 341 kCal
  • 4 hours 30 minutes.

Cooking process

Christmas cake, or, as it is also called, a Christmas cake or pudding – a very rich holiday baking, which is not something that bakes in advance, but even prepares products for this batch long before the onset of everyone’s favorite holiday. This Christmas baking has English roots, and who, as non-English, knows all the subtleties of cooking this delicious pie …

To start, that is, for a few days, or even better – at least a week before baking, dried fruits should be poured with alcohol and allow them to soak completely. Then these dried fruits are poured into the dough, alcohol is also sent there, in which they are insisted. Cupcakes are cooked long enough, but at a lower temperature than ordinary pastries. Then these cupcakes or one big pie should ripen, and this takes time and as it turns out, the more time to give this bake to ripen, the tastier and richer its taste will be. It is better to give fruitcakes a month to ripen in this Christmas holiday with this classic English pastry with a rich taste and incredible aroma.

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So, to prepare a Christmas cake with dried fruits and nuts, we need the following products.

Ingredients for Christmas cake with dried fruits and nuts

As I already said, first you need to fill dry fruits with alcohol. I took for this dark rum, it has a good spicy flavor, for such a festive bake – that’s what it takes! Fold the dried fruit in a jar and pour about 300-350 ml of rum. From dried fruits I had a dark and light raisins, dried apricots and prunes. We put the jar for a week in the fridge and shake it once a day.

Fill the dried fruit with alcohol

On the day of the baking, we dry the nuts in the frying pan. I took almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts. Separated from almonds and walnuts husks removed.

Fry nuts

Salt with dried fruits alcohol, and the dried fruits themselves mixed with nuts.

Combine nuts with dried fruits

In a separate bowl, mix both kinds of sifted flour, salt and all spices.

Combine flour, salt and spices

In another bowl, beat the soft butter with sugar.

Add butter and sugar

In the whipped mixture add orange peel. I did not rub the orange myself, but I used the purchased zest.

Put the zest

Now add honey, vanilla extract and eggs one at a time, whipping the mixture after each egg. In parallel with each egg, we introduce a little flour mixture.

Add eggs and honey

At the very end, we add a mixture of dried fruits and nuts to the dough and mix it gently, at the end we pour in the rum that was left of the dried fruits and mix again.

Put the dried fruit in the dough

Lubricate forms for cupcakes with butter and powder powder. I divided the dough into 3 pieces to bake in several forms. I did this in order to try out this festive pastry with a different maturity and, of course, in advance to make a photo for the recipe.

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Distributed the dough by forms and, covering them with foil, put in a large form, which filled the water to the middle of small forms. The third form I had was in a separate vessel. In this form, we send the molds to the oven, heated to 150 degrees and bake 1-1.5 hours. Then reduce the temperature to 130 degrees and bake another 2.5-3 hours. Readiness, as always, we check with a wooden skewer.

Cover the form with foil

Here are some Christmas mini-pies or cupcakes. The smallest came out weighing about 600 grams, and those that are larger, for 850 grams. Due to the fact that they were covered with foil, they turned out to be a beautiful color and were not burnt at all, but were evenly baked.

Bake cupcakes

Let them completely cool down and take out of the molds. We turn and make holes with a wooden skewer. In these holes fill the remaining rum, but not all, leave it to impregnate the next time.

Saturate with rum

Soaked rum cakes wrapped in parchment tightly, and on top wrap foil. Let’s leave them for a week in a dark cool place. After a week, repeat the procedure with impregnation. If you do not want to add alcohol inside, you can simply lubricate the cupcakes with a rum with top and sides.

Roll the muffins into parchment and foil

The day before the filing, a Christmas pie with dried fruits and nuts should be freed from parchment, let it stand for several hours if you drank it abundantly with alcohol. Then top with marzipan or glaze. I just made the icing from the powdered sugar and quite a bit of water, almost to the eye, adjusting the glaze’s density. Let it dry. You can decorate from above with candied orange slices, lime, nuts, at your discretion.

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Christmas pie recipe with dried fruits and nuts

But this is how I got a cupcake in a cut. It is really incredibly aromatic and very tasty, and most importantly, there is no strong taste of alcohol, which I was so afraid of, there is a slight piquancy that only added to the taste of brighter colors. Happy Christmas and New Year holidays!

Photo of a Christmas cake with dried fruits and nuts