I shared this recipe the first year I had my website in 2014. My Dad’s birthday is in December and for the last couple of years he has had a Christmas cake I’ve made for the website instead of a traditional birthday cake. Tomorrow I’ll share the yule log I made for his birthday in 2015.
This was the first time I had ever made a traditional Christmas fruit cake in my life – the majority of the recipes I share on my website is just me experimenting and this recipe was definitely one of those.
Rather than age the cake with alcohol I’ve cooked and soaked the fruit in cranberry juice, orange juice and port so all the flavours are incorporated into the cake.