Happy Holly Jolly Holidays!: Christmas Cake Recipe by Robbie Cheadle #WordPressWednesday

Happy Holly Jolly Holidays to All!

I don’t know about you, but to me, it’s just not Christmas without a Christmas Cake. What’s that? You’ve no Christmas cake recipe to hand? Well, just so happens that Robbie Cheadle baker of all things delightful and delicious has come to save the day!

Here’s Robbie’s Recipe and some yummy photos for you!

Christmas Cake Recipe

By: Robbie Cheadle


Decorated Christmas cake - Santa on the beachIngredients

250 grams currants
240 grams sultana
200 grams mixed berries
240 grams raisins
120 grams mixed peel
180 grams chopped cherries
300 grams cake flour
pinch salt
2.5 ml mixed spice
2.5 ml cinnamon
300 grams softened butter
300 grams sticky brown sugar
30 ml lemon zest
6 eggs, lightly beaten
45 ml brandy


Preheat the oven to 140 degrees Celsius. Double line the cake tin with thick baking paper.
Beat the sugar and butter in an electric mixer. Add the lemon zest. Add the eggs, beating in one at a time.

In a separate bowl mix the dried fruit, spices, salt cherries and flour. Add the egg mixture
and mix well. Lastly, pour in the brandy and combine.

Scoop the mixture into the baking tin and level with the back of a spoon. Wrap a layer of tin foil around the base of the baking tin and place in the oven. Bake for +- 3 hours.

About the Author…

Robbie Cheadle has published nine books for children and one poetry book. She has branched into writing for adults and young adults and, in order to clearly separate her children’s books from her adult books, is writing for older readers under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle.

Robbie Cheadle’s Sir Chocolate children’s picture books are written in sweet, short rhymes which are easy for young children to follow and are illustrated with pictures of delicious cakes and cake decorations. Each book also includes simple recipes or biscuit art directions which children can make under adult supervision. Her books for older children also incorporate recipes that are relevant to the storylines.

Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s supernatural stories combine fabulous paranormal elements with fascinating historical facts.

Children’s picture books – available as a square book and an A5 book (co-authored with Michael Cheadle):
Sir Chocolate and the strawberry cream story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the baby cookie monster story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the sugar dough bees story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Crystal Caves story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the Ice Cream Rainbow Fairies story and cookbook

Middle school books:
Silly Willy Goes to Cape Town (includes five fun party cake ideas)
While the Bombs Fell (co-authored with Elsie Hancy Eaton)

Poetry book:
Open a new door (co-authored with Kim Blades)

Supernatural fantasy YA novel:
Through the Nethergate

Horror Anthologies (edited by Dan Alatorre):
Dark Visions

Paranormal Anthologies (edited by Kaye Lynne Booth):
Spirits of the West
Whispers of the Past

Murder mystery Anthology (edited by Stephen Bentley)
Death Among Us

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Purchase links:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

TSL Publications


Want to join the party?

If you want to join in, here’s how…

Between now and the 21ST of December send me your essays, short stories, poetry, recipes, or anything else of a holiday nature you can think of. Make sure to include a short bio 100 words or less, one website and if you wish an attached photo.

Offerings should come to me in an attached word doc unless we’ve a previous arrangement. Photos should come to me in either JPG or PNG file and the file should be titled to state what is in the photo.

Send your submissions to: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

That’s patty dot volunteer 1 at gmail.com

I look forward to the privilege of sharing your Holly Jolly Holiday offerings soon.




About claire plaisted

Claire Plaisted lives in New Zealand with her husband, three children. She is a Indie Author and runs a company 'Plaisted Publishing House Ltd,' helping Indie Authors get their books online and looking professional. We are happy for people to submit their work for our team to look through.
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37 Responses to Happy Holly Jolly Holidays!: Christmas Cake Recipe by Robbie Cheadle #WordPressWednesday

  1. Patty L. Fletcher says:

    Reblogged this on Plaisted Publishing House and commented:

    I’d like to invite you all to Patty’s World for a piece of Christmas Cake brought to you by Robbie Cheadle, and I’d also like to say thank you to Claire for helping me build my new world.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Reblogged this on Robbie's inspiration and commented:
    I am over at Campbell’s World today as part of Patty Fletcher’s Happy Holly Jolly Holidays Christmas series. I have shared my recipe and the instructions to make my Christmas fruit cake. Thank you for hosting me, Patty.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thank you, Patty, for hosting me today on your lovely blog. Thanks to Claire for assisting.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Toni Pike says:

    I adore Christmas Cake and I’m sure yours tastes better than other, so thanks for the recipe. Toni x

    Liked by 3 people

  5. CarolCooks2 says:

    The cake looks delicious, Robbie 🙂 x

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Teri Polen says:

    Love the cake, Robbie – so adorable!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. I do wonder if the homemade version of fruitcake tastes better than the store-bought version we Americans love to hate. I expect the homemade version is much better.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. I copied the recipe, Robbie, and will try to make it next week. Thank you for hosting, Claire!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. olganm says:

    Robbie’s recipes and stories are the best, Patty. Thanks for sharing this delicious Christmas dessert!

    Liked by 2 people

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