Baking a Christmas cake is a English tradition which started around in 16th century. People would add spices and dried fruits to the classic fruit cake recipe and would bake tasty Christmas cakes. A Christmas cake is filled with hidden surprises and amazing taste. You may wonder how to cook Christmas cake, well it is easy. Over here is a easy and quick Christmas cake recipe to get you all in the festive mood. So let’s bake a great Christmas cake without rum !

Watch the step by step Video Recipe in Hindi (with English subtitles)



Course cake, Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • Maida: 300gms
  • Unsalted Butter: 200gm
  • Eggs: 3pcs
  • Powdered Sugar: 300gm
  • Cinnamon Powder: ¼ tbs
  • Nutmeg Powder: ¼ tbs
  • Figs anjeer: 1 small bowl(cut into long pieces)
  • Dried apricots Khurmani: 1 small bowl(fine chopped)
  • Walnuts: 1 small bowl fine chopped
  • Almonds: 1 small bowl Fine chopped
  • Raisins kismis: 1 small bowl
  • Orange peel: 2 colors about 1 small bowl
  • Ginger candy: 1 small bowl
  • Baking powder: ½ tbs
  • baking soda: ½ tbs
  • Chocolate syrup: 3-4tbs
  • Chocolate Powder: 2tbs
  • Vanilla essence: ½ tbs
  • Salt: 1 pinch
  • Grape juice: 2glass
  • Cashew: 4-5pcs for garnishing


Step 1 : Soaking the candies and dry fruits

In a bowl pour 2 glasses of grape juice. And soak ginger peel, dried apricots, ginger candy, raisins, and figs for 1 hour at least.

Step 2 : Making the matter

  • In a medium bowl, add melted butter and whisk well. Add powdered sugar and mix. Then add Eggs gradually and whisk well so that no lumps are formed.
  • Add Maida, coco powder, baking powder, baking soda and refine them a little. Add cinnamon powder, nutmeg, salt and mix well.
  • Now add walnuts, almonds, soaked dry fruits (ginger candy, orange peel, etch which we soaked in grape juice), chocolate syrup and mix them well.

Step 3 : Baking the cake

  • Take a cake pan and grease the pan, add butter paper and grease it as well. Pour the batter and layer it evenly and smoothen the top.
  • Add cashew to garnish. And bake it at 150*c for about 60mins.
  • Take out the cake after 60mins and with a bamboo stick check if it’s fully baked or not. Pierce the stick in if it comes out clean then it’s done.
  • Let it rest and then looses the edges with a knife and unmold it on tapping it out on a plate.  Remove the butter paper and turn the cake back straight.

Cut the cake into pieces and serve it well. And enjoy!

Happy Baking!


  1. Instead of rum we have used Grape juice. You can always use pomegranate juice as well.
  2. Fold the batter nicely by adding eggs one by one.
  3. Brush the cake’s top with rum if you want. Brushing with rum will ensure the cake can be stored for at least a week.

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