Sunday, 18 December 2016

Christmas Cake

The crafting goodies are packed away to make space for Christmas festivities, so since I've nothing to share with you I thought you might like this Christmas Cake recipe. It's not my own original one, it is a survivor from the days back in the 1980s when hand typed and hastily photocopied funnies were often passed around offices in the way emails are forwarded or Facebook memes shared now:



1 cup butter                                         1 cup sugar
4 large eggs                                        1 cup dried fruit
1 teasp baking powder                        1 teasp salt
1 cup brown sugar                              lemon juice
nuts                                                     1 bottle whisky

Sample the whisky to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the whisky again to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour 1 level cup and drink.


Turn on the electric mixer. Beat 1 cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and beat again. Make sure the whisky is still OK. Try another cup. Turn off the mixer. Break 2 leggs and add to the owl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Mix on the turner. If the fruit gets stuck in the beaters, pry it loose with a drewscriver.

Sample the whisky again to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt or something. Who cares? Check the whisky. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one babblespoon of brown sugar, or whatever colour you can find. Wix mell. Grease the oven.  Turn the cake pan 350 gredees.

Don’t forget to beat off the burner. Throw the bowl out of the window, check the whisky again and go to bed.


  1. glorious! made my day x

  2. very funny lol when I first read the recipe and saw one bottle of whisky I thought surely that's wrong lol
    Carol x

  3. LOL! I haven't seen one of these recipes for a long time. :-) xx

  4. Haha, a great recipe :)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Jane!

    Love and hugs

  5. Merry Christmas, Jane! Thank you for the much needed smile!

  6. Love this Jane, I remember lots of these s spoof letters from the 80's and 90's and have a couple somewhere.


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