Brambly Hedge Kitchens

Recipes from our Brambly Hedge Kitchens for you to share and enjoy!

Last minute Christmas Cake

Have you forgotten to make or buy your Christmas cake?!  Here’s the answer….


  • 230gms tinned pineapple, drained from any juice.

  • 150gms caster sugar

  • 500gms mixed dried fruit – glace cherries, candid peel, chopped stem ginger, sultanas.

  • 70gms butter

  • 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda


  • 150gms Self raising flour

  • 2 small eggs, beaten.

For the marzipan-enough to cover the top and sides of a 7″ cake:

  • 300gms icing sugar
  • 350gms ground almonds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white
  • Almond essence – optional

For the marzipan mice:

  • Marzipan
  • Flaked almonds
  • Liquorice string or black fondant icing
  • Melted chocolate – optional