Angela Nilsen’s Christmas Cake Recipe

Angela Nilsen’s Christmas Cake Recipe

How To Make Angela Nilsen’s Christmas Cake

It’s always the season for merry making and nothing gets merrier than a full stomach. These Christmas recipes will do the trick for happy smiles and bellies. Nobody goes on diet and no tummy goes hungry during Christmas!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes



  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 225g plain flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 350g mixed dried fruit
  • 75g glacé cherries, halved
  • 50g chopped mixed nuts
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp brandy


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F) and line a 16cm round cake tin with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the flour, ground almonds, mixed spice, and ground cinnamon.

  4. Fold in the dried fruit, cherries, nuts, lemon zest, orange zest, and brandy until well combined.

  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top with the back of a spoon.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 3 hours, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

  7. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Calories : 490kcal
  • Total Fat : 22g
  • Saturated Fat : 10g
  • Cholesterol : 116mg
  • Sodium : 20mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 67g
  • Dietary Fiber : 4g
  • Sugar : 43g
  • Protein : 6g
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