Vintage Christmas Cake Recipes

Recently I bought an old recipe book off ebay for 50p, which I thought was a bargain. To my surprise inside someone had left their newspaper cut outs of Christmas Cake recipes. This included recipes on how make American frosting, almond paste, royal icing and rich fruit sponge. I wanted to share my find with you. I am unsure of the age of the second, but recipes both were published in the Daily Telegraph, and the first is from the 1940s, as on the back it talks about the premiere of Gone With The Wind in Leicester Square, London. The movie was released here in 1940 and ran for 4 years during The Blitz, bombing of London during WWII. This year we are having the christmas cake made as a present so i wont be trying the recipes out yet, but feel free to have a go and show me the results (^-^)

Overly indulgent, vintage delight.


Filed under christmas

11 responses to “Vintage Christmas Cake Recipes

  1. brigidhoward

    vintage and baking…two of my favorite things. thanks for check out my blog!
    you will be added to my blogroll so i keep up with all your recipes.

  2. youngwifey

    You should decoupage these to wooden plaques and hang them in your kitchen.

  3. Fantastic! This is a great article. As another fan of baking and vintage, thank you for sharing this.

  4. Bianco Jade

    Oh wow what a fantastic find, how lucky are you?! I agree you should totally find a way to preserve these wonderful historical items.

  5. You came and visited me. Thank you. Nice!

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  6. Love it! What is a gill, anyway? 😉 Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. alovelycupoftea

    What a lovely find. Of course though, everyone thinks their mum’s or gran’s Christmas cake is th only on that will do. When I was a kid my mum would bake the Christmas cake in about September, stab it with a skewer and ‘water it’ with dark rum every few weeks until she iced it in December. AMAZING!

  8. orangeideal

    This is great. I love discovering old treasures like these–in cookbooks and other secondhand books. Thanks for checking out my blog–I hope you enjoy it!

  9. ahh..finally you scanned the cuttings..very interesting…

  10. y b

    fantastic recipe just what i was looking for ,it is dec,2012 but i am still going to make it ,andnkeep for two months ,thank you so very much,as it s just like the one i lost.happy christmas to you.

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