Monday, December 1, 2014

Woah! Christmas Already???

It's that time of year already!  The carols are playing in very store, Santa is being spotted chatting to children... and it's also time to depart with any recipes we have online.  For me it's my Christmas Cake... 


1 cup of self-raising flour
1 packet each of dried Cranberries and Blueberries
3 egg whites
1 cup of mashed pumpkin
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of bi-carb soda
sprinkle of mixed spice


Preheat oven 180 degrees Celsius.  Place the fruit, sugar, spice and water in a saucepan and boil for 3 minutes.  Stir in the bi-carb soda (it'll fizz, don't worry, it's supposed to).  Boil or microwave the pumpkin and then mash it and let it cool down completely.  
Mix the pumpkin and the fruit together, stir in the egg whites well.  Fold in the flour.  Pour mixture into 19cm (8 inch) round tin coated with butter/cooking spray and bake approximately for 1 hour.

This mixture can be halved into two Christmas Tree moulds to make it more festive... yay!

Very yummy cake - and very much one which you'd love more than one piece of.


  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Only 20 days to go and I am beginning to ask what is Christmas?? Any chance for our traditional catch up before school ends next week?

    1. Sounds like a plan... give me a call, and we can set things up; now I have a car, it'll be easier for me to come to your side of town. :D

    2. There's other recipes here on the blog if you'd like to use them... all new and they are all used by me and my family. :D