Alcohol Free Christmas Cake

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Alcohol Free Christmas Cake recipe is an easy Homemade Christmas fruit cake with dates and cherries, baked a few days ahead no alcohol.

  • Author: FillMyRecipeBook
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 75 min
  • Total Time: 90 min
  • Category: Cakes, desserts
  • Method: Oven Baking


  1. 500 g mixed cake dried fruit
  2. 120 g butter
  3. 1 cup of brown sugar
  4. 1 Tbsp of Bicarb of soda
  5. 1 cup of water
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 2 cups of flour
  8. 2 Tbsp of baking powder
  9. Pinch of cream of tartar
  10. 250 g of whole cherries 
  11. 250 g dates chopped 
  12. 1 tsp of Himalayan salt


  1. Bring to boil, the the mix fruit, butter sugar and water and bi carb of soda, then add the dates and lastly the cherries for 5 minutes. Stirring now and again. Do not break the whole cherries. Stir carefully.
  2. Leave to cool in an open bowl. 
  3. Preheat oven to 180 Deg.C
  4. Grease cake pan and line with wax paper. then grease that.
  5. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder together and then mix them into the fruit mix. Then add the beaten eggs.
  6. Pour the mixture into the cake pan and cover with brown paper for the first half of the bake.(To prevent burning of the cake. ) Taking the cover off for the last half of the bake.
  7. Bake for about an hour and 15 minutes. Checking regularly when time is almost up. 
  8. Check with a skewer to see if the cake is baked.
  9. Leave to cool.
  10. decorate as pleased.


This Christmas cake is super easy and quick to make one a day or two before Christmas. Totally alcohol free, and is moistened and sweetened with the dates included. A dark delicious Christmas cake. Absolutely a favorite cake for Christmas. Can make a roasting pan cake and slice and keep covered with wax wrap for a while, to eat for the Christmas season.