Thursday, 14 December 2017

Stained glass cake

or as it is also known...
Cathedral Cake
I found this recipe while looking for my Christmas cake recipe so I decided to try it. It is delicious and was a hit with everyone who tried it. It's also a great alternative to the traditional Christmas cake and a lot easier to make :) 
I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we do.

 Cathedral Cake
200 grams dates    
150 grams mixed peel
100 grams green cherries
100 grams raisins
200 grams walnut halves
250 grams brazil nuts
100 grams flour
1/2  teaspoon baking powder
170 grams sugar
3 eggs
Line a 6 cup loaf tin with 3 layers of paper 5cm higher than the tin.
Combine fruit and nuts in a a large bowl. 
Sift flour and baking powder and add sugar - mix with fruit.
Beat eggs until thick and creamy and pour onto fruit etc - combine thoroughly.
Spoon into tin and spread evenly. 
Bake at 150 degs C for about 2 hours.
Leave to stand for 10 minutes then turn onto cake rack.
Wrap in foil when cold and store in refrigerator. 
Cut into fingers or thin slices to serve.

Happy Christmassing


  1. Sounds good & easy is best in hot weather. Take care.

  2. It sounds a lot like fruitcake, am I right? Sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing!! Merry Christmas to you, your husband, your little mother, and family!

  3. Diana, what a beautiful name for a cake! I am sure that it will taste lovely.

  4. Diana, is this similar to fruitcake? With all the fruit and nuts, it sounds very similar...:)JP

    1. It is mainly fruit and nuts with the eggs and enough flour to bind it together :)

  5. It sounds yummy and healthy! Love your blog header:) Merry Christmas to you and your family! xx Karen

  6. This sounds like fun I might try to make it.

    Merry Christmas !

    cheers, parsnip

  7. This sounds a bit like our Fruit Cakes over here. I did not like them as a child but now I love a good slice of fruit cake.

  8. Looks kind of like fruitcake, but crunchy?


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