Bake this delicious traditional Christmas pudding and enjoy with the family this festive season.

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Christmas Pudding Recipe

Delicious Christmas Fruity Cake
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Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 1 day 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine South African
Servings 8
Calories 240 kcal


  • 900 g mixed, dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, sultanas, figs)
  • 100 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 225 g butter plus extra for greasing
  • 225 g brown sugar
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • 150 ml brandy or whisky
  • 100 ml orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange or lemon
  • green and red glazed cherries to decorate


  • Pour the brandy and orange juice over dried fruit, cover and leave 24 hours.
  • Use extra butter to grease two cake tins.
  • Mix butter and sugar and add eggs one by one. Whisk.
  • Add fruit, flour and breadcrumbs.
  • Stir and add spices.
  • Pour into cake pans, cover with foil.
  • Place pans in a large oven pan with water and steam for four hours in the oven at 180°C/350°F or on the stove on low heat inside a large pot. Top up water if needed.


Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 268mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg
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