Grandma's Best Christmas Cake
210 mins (prep 30, cooking 180)
12 ingredients
12-14 servings
This delightful Christmas cake is traditionally rich, moist and full of flavour, it's probably as old as the hills! It came from my mother's old hand written recipe book written well before the last World War. She told me that she got it from her mother and even then it was called mums best Christmas cake - so we wonder just how many generations this goes back. If only books could talk what tales they could tell.The ingredients were carefully saved over a few months as rationing was on for many years and this cake always took pride of place for afternoon tea on Christmas day. This cake is so well worth taking the time to make it, I have cut down the amount of eggs to 5 as eggs these days are so much larger than they used to be.

Categories:  fruit , seasonal , nuts , <-4-hours , snack , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , oamc~freezer~make-ahead , european , winter , heirloom~historical , number-of-servings , english , from-scratch ,
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Serving Size (158.8 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 533.96 Calories from Fat 221.04
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24.56g 453.38%
Saturated Fat 4.44g 266.36%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 247.85mg 123.92%
Total Carbohydrate 78.82g 315.26%
Dietary Fiber 6.49 g 311.75%
Sugars 54.09 g %
Protein 7.13g 171.05%
Vitamin A 897.91IU% Vitamin C 3.19mg%
Calcium 73.7mg% Iron 2.6mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4