The perfect cake recipe for Christmas

Rita Rodricks from Mumbai shares her special Christmas cake recipe. You can share yours too!

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Rita’s Christmas Cake


  • 12 eggs
  • 450 gm fine sugar
  • 560 gm butter
  • 225 gm maida
  • 225 gm semolina (suji)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 225 gm mixed candied fruit peel
  • 225 gm raisins
  • 225 gm finely chopped cashewnuts
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ nutmeg, grated


  • Mix butter and sugar, add beaten yolks, suji and lastly stiffly beaten egg whites. Keep the same overnight.
  • In the morning, mix maida sieved with baking powder to the mixture. Mix candied peel with a little maida, add cashewnuts, vanilla essence and nutmeg.
  • Stir well and fill two cake tins to bake. Bake for 45 mins at 180°C or until a tooth pick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

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