How to make the perfect Christmas cake

Filled with delicious plump pieces of dried fruit and bursting with boozy flavour, December the 25th would not be the same without this holy grail of festive fare

Making a Christmas cake is often a yearly ritual for many Kiwi families. For some it will mean using a recipe that has been handed down through generations, for others it will entail experimenting with a new version each year. Although there are numerous recipes for a traditional fruit cake, most of them follow a similar method. Here we show you the general rule of thumb for Christmas cake success and share a few expert tips and tricks to ensure you get the perfect result every time. Happy baking!