Here’s How To Make A Christmas Soft Cake With Rum And Dried Fruit. Surprise Your Family!

With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the time to learn a new recipe that your family is going to love. We spend time with our loved ones on Christmas, so why not surprise them with something incredibly delicious?

If you’re thinking what to make for the after-dinner dessert, we have the perfect recipe. The dessert we have for you is quite easy to prepare and contains easily available ingredients that will treat your palate. It’s a recipe for a spongy soft cake with rum and dried fruit which everyone will fall in love with.

Here’s how to prepare the cake:


  • 225 gr. of brown sugar
  • 225 gr. of flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of mixed spices
  • 5 tablespoons of dark rum
  • 175 gr. dried cranberries
  • ½ a cup of grated orange peel
  • 85 gr. of mixed dried fruit
  • 150 ml. of apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 225 gr. of melted butter
  • A few eggs


Pour the apple juice in a saucepan and start heating it on low heat, then add 50 gr. of butter and mix well until everything’s combined. Take the mixture off heat and add the dark rum and maple syrup, stirring well until you get a nice consistency.

Now, take a bowl and mix the dry fruit and cranberries, then cover with plastic wrap and leave them in the fridge overnight. In the morning, preheat the oven at 160C and lubricate a round mold with some butter. Beat the remaining butter along with the brown sugar and eggs until you get a nice creamy paste. Add the flour next as well as a pinch of salt and spices, the grated orange peel and the previously prepared dry fruit and dark rum-maple syrup mixture. Bake the cake for about an hour and a half at 160C, then take it out of the oven and pour some dark rum and maple syrup over it. Once the cake has cooled down, you can serve an enjoy it.

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