COOKIES on the DR. OETKER website

This website places cookies on your computer devices to make the site work better and to help us and our partners understand how you use our site. Further use of this site (by clicking, navigating, scrolling) or removal of this cookie note is considered consent to the application and use of cookies. For more information on cookies and how to delete them, please visit our privacy policy.

Quick Christmas Cake - Mich Turner Recipe

Moist and tasty, this gorgeous Christmas cake is tasty, simple to make and looks fantastic.

about 8 - 10 servings

Easy 40 Minutes



For the recipe  Quick Christmas Cake - Mich Turner Recipe

For the Cake:

240 g Dates , stoned
50 g Sultanas
200 g Unsalted butter (cut into pieces)
300 g Light Muscovado Sugar
25 g Stem Ginger chopped
5 ml Dr. Oetker Sicilian Lemon Extract (1 tsp)
200 g Plain Flour
7.5 g Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (1 ½ tsp)
250 g Cooking Apples peeled, grated or chopped
5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
2 Medium Eggs




Quick Christmas Cake - Mich Turner Recipe

Preheat oven to 160C fan oven 140C. Grease a 6” round cake tin or 2lb loaf tin.


Sieve the flour and Baking Powder together.


Place the dates and sultanas in a bowl and cover with boiling water.


Melt the butter and sugar together in a saucepan and allow to cool slightly.


Beat the eggs, ginger, Lemon Extract and Vanilla Extract into the butter and sugar. Drain the dates and chop finely. Add to the saucepan and mix well.


Stir in the apple and flour, then spoon into the tin and bake in the oven for about 1hr 15 mins until well risen. A skewer inserted should come out clean, with a few crumbs. Leave to cool in the tin.


Dust the top with icing sugar to serve The cake lasts a week stored in an airtight container (delicious from the fridge) or for 1 month frozen – perfect for making in advance.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Quick Christmas Cake - Mich Turner Recipe

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 2160 kJ
516 kcal
1394 kJ
333 kcal
Fat 20.66 g 13.33 g
Carbohydrate 76.12 g 49.11 g
Protein 12.93 g 8.34 g