22 Comments

  1. annette
    December 3, 2016 @ 2:40 pm

    do you have a christmas plum pudding recipe

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      December 10, 2016 @ 2:32 pm

      Hi Annette,
      I have never made a Christmas plum pudding as we always have cold pudding at Christmas… Maybe I should give it a go this year??? Liz xx

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  2. Karen
    November 26, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

    Just made my fruit cake & waiting for it to cool. How simply is this recipe~can’t wait to see th finished product! Love my thermomix

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      December 10, 2016 @ 2:33 pm

      I know, right! so easy…. who would have thought that my nana’s cake could be made so easily in the Thermi ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Liz xx

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  3. Julia van Huisstede
    December 16, 2015 @ 1:12 pm

    Hello, I don’t have fig jam. what can I use to replace it? Or do I simply omit it?

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      December 17, 2015 @ 3:28 pm

      Hi Julia, any jam will work, but I think fig taste the best ๐Ÿ™‚
      Liz xx

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  4. Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
    December 2, 2015 @ 7:21 am

    Great looking cake, and I like how the recipe is relatively simple!

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  5. Erna
    November 25, 2015 @ 9:48 pm

    Hi Liz. This cake looks just like what hubby is after. It may be a silly question, but what are dessert figs please? Cheers, Erna ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 25, 2015 @ 9:54 pm

      They are the soft figs you get in the packets at the supermarkets not the hard dried ones… But if that is all you can get soak them for a bit!! ๐Ÿ™‚ not a silly question! Liz xxx

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  6. Vicki Sullivan
    November 8, 2015 @ 11:56 am

    Hi Liz, just made this wonderful cake and it was so simple. My cake didn’t rise at all, and in your photos yours looks higher. Followed all instructions so just wonder if you have any clues or is it a low rise cake?
    The cake is nice and moist and very delicious.

    Vicki

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      November 8, 2015 @ 3:22 pm

      Yes Vicky… it doesn’t tend to rise very much, maybe if you would like a higher cake, cook it in a small tin ๐Ÿ™‚ it will still cook well and you will get a higher cake as well ๐Ÿ™‚
      So glad to see that you are bracing out with your Thermomix! YAY!
      Liz xx

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  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    December 28, 2014 @ 7:03 pm

    This is such a great idea if you haven’t soaked your fruit! And I don’t mind peel but I love glace cherries ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      December 28, 2014 @ 7:47 pm

      Thanks Lorraine, it has always been my go to cake and so moist! If you make this cake you can put what ever like in it ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping and saying hi! Liz x

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  8. A_Boleyn
    December 23, 2014 @ 9:10 am

    Visiting from Hotly Spiced’s facebook.

    I don’t mind peel or glace cherries at all. In fact, I love fruitcake. And I don’t mean some home made, gourmet or artisanal fruitcake. I mean, the mass produced ones you buy at your local grocery store chain. I have yet to buy the ones with marzipan on top but I will try it the next time I see the cakes on the shelves.

    (I’m Canadian of Romanian background so obviously a heathen when it comes to a quality fruitcake.) ๐Ÿ™‚

    And, I love the look of your fruit cake. In fact, I may make one in the new year just because. Is there something I could substitute for the fig jam though, cause I’m not a big jam eater (I have raspberry and apricot in the fridge and cherry in the cupboard) so I’m not going to be shopping for a jar anytime soon.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      December 23, 2014 @ 11:42 am

      Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for dropping by my little blog ๐Ÿ™‚ You could easily put in mix peel and place cherries if you like, I just don’t so I can eat the cake ๐Ÿ™‚ The fig jam does give it a nice flavour, so I suggest putting a few extra figs in and using Apricot Jam as I have used that when I ran out of Fig ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again for stoping by… Have a lovely Christmas and I look forward to hearing from you in the new year about the cake ๐Ÿ™‚ Liz xx

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  9. Anna @ shenANNAgans
    December 11, 2014 @ 2:25 pm

    Oh yes, I totes agree. Not at all a fan of glace cherries, vile little things they are. They get me every time because they look so good.
    I am not really into Christmas Cake, 10 years working in the kitchen at Christmas time kinda killed it for me, and I just dont know about a secret family recipe, I shall ask Mom tonight.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      December 11, 2014 @ 2:28 pm

      Yes YUKKK… they look all shiny and delicious and they taste like crap…! I’m not a fan of Christmas Cake either, but I like this one… probably shouldn’t make it because I just tend to eat it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Not long now till your holiday!!! have fun! Liz x

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  10. Hotly Spiced
    December 11, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

    This is such a perfect looking cake, Liz. And I love how it’s boiled so you don’t have to soak the fruit. I like how you wrapped it in cellophane although the first image takes me back to my Christmases long ago xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      December 11, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

      Thanks Charlie… it was the first one I made this year and I think it turned out the best one I have ever made… leaving in the oven to cool really does make a difference! Thanks for stopping by! Liz x

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  11. Lisa
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:45 am

    i hate peel in cakes too. This looks amazing… How many eggs does it need? I see three in the thermie pic but they’re not on the ingredient list?

    Loving the Christmas series! x

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      December 10, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

      Oops 3 I’ll put it in now ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for letting me know!!!! Liz xx

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