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Try This Delicious Creole Christmas Cake Recipe

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It is Christmas in New Orleans, and in the spirit of the festivities, a lot of goodies are baked in the kitchen. What would Christmas be without cake? There are different types of cake you could make for Christmas. A lot of people like to make red velvet cake, some like to make a chocolate cake, some people could go for vanilla cake, and some go for the traditional Creole Christmas cake. What we are going to disclose in this article is a recipe for a creole cake. 

You can try it for Christmas or any other occasion, but it is a recipe you should have on hand anyway. Most people are fans of cake, and Christmas would not be complete without the family having some cake. It is easy to understand the recipe. Even if you haven’t made a cake before, you can still use this recipe and get fantastic results. Just try it and see!

Creole Christmas Cake

This cake consists of mostly fruits, you typically do not use nuts except you want to personalize yours. You can eat this cake just after making it. You can make this cake within one hour. 


To make this cake you need a lot of fruits, we are going to list some but be free to add or remove the ones you don’t want. 

  • 2 cups of dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 cups of dried pineapple, chopped
  • 2 cups of dried cherries and/or cranberries
  • 2 cups of pitted prunes, chopped
  • 2 cups of  yellow raisins
  • 2 cups of  raisins
  • 1 cup of candied orange peel
  • 1 cup of  dried figs, chopped
  • 1 cup of Brandy and rum
  • 1 cup of Port 
  • 1 cup of Cointreau
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tsp of bitters, such as Better Bitters by Herb Pharm
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp of ground cloves
  • ½ tsp of ground allspice
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 2 cups of softened Unsalted butter
  • 3 cups of Demerara sugar
  • 8 large beaten eggs
  • 3 cups of flour, self-rising
  • 2 cups of vanilla extract


Pour all the fruits in a pot, add the bitters, water, Cointreau, brandy, rum, and port, and then stir. Pour in the salt, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cinnamon stick, and let everything boil. Lower the heat and let it stay for 10 minutes before you remove. 

Pour your mixture into a bowl and cover it with nylon wrap and leave it for 5 days, turning it only once every day. Get your cake pans and butter them. Then heat your oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix your butter, sugar, and eggs, add the flour, add the fruits and liquids, put them in the pans, and bake for two to three hours until they are ready. 

Enjoy, and let us know in the comments below what you think of this traditional Creole Christmas cake recipe!