Orlando Murrin's Deluxe Christmas Cake


  • 4.0 tbsp bourbon
  • 200.0g sultanas
  • 100.0g glacé cherries , halved
  • 100g/4oz semi-dried pineapple , roughly chopped
  • 2 pieces of stem ginger , finely chopped
  • 500.0g crystallised fruits (including colourful ones such as orange slices, pears, figs, pineapple) roughly chopped, plus extra whole fruits to decorate
  • 100.0g walnuts , roughly chopped
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 200.0g butter , at room temperature
  • 200.0g golden caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs , beaten
  • 200.0g plain flour mixed with ½ tsp salt


An 'intergalactically Special' Christmas Cake Enriched With The Honey-vanilla-whisky Flavours Of Bourbon - It'll Improve With Keeping So Bake It Early

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