Mary Berry's Light Christmas Cake

Here’s a delicious and light Christmas cake recipe from the 3rd most relied upon celebrity chef for Christmas cooking tips, Mary Berry.

Nearly 20% of the people surveyed said they want to make a Christmas pudding/cake at this time of year, so hopefully they’ll find this recipe useful and catch up with the 50% of people that already do bake their own during the festive season.


  • 350g glacé cherries
  • 1 x 200g can pineapple pieces in natural juice
  • 350g no-soak dried apricots 
  • 100g whole blanched almonds, chopped
  • finely grated rind of 2 lemons
  • 350g sultanas
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g butter, softened
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 5 large eggs

To decorate

whole blanched almonds

glacé cherries, halved

To finish (optional)

100g icing sugar, sifted

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