Blooming Marvellous Christmas Cakes
Once again we are stocking Blooming Marvellous Fig & Almond Christmas Cakes.
Handmade in Melbourne using the best quality Australian ingredients, these delicious, moist Christmas cakes, with plenty of fruit & generously spirited, rich with figs & almonds, are available in two sizes to suit all your seasonal requirements.
Our 250g cakes are perfect for adding to a Christmas hamper and ideal for the smaller household of Christmas cake lovers.
The large 1kg cake is plenty for sharing with family & friends with a glass of something foritified or a with a lovely pot of tea!
Order below for home delivery or Click & Collect.
The History of Christmas Cakes
Christmas cakes, originally known as “plumcakes”, have been around since the 16th Century. A variation of Christmas pudding with butter replacing suet & the additional of Eastern spices such as nutmeg & cinnamon, representing the gifts brought to Bethlehem by the Three Wise Men.
The cakes were boiled in cloth or baked in ovens, and sometimes iced with marzipan when cool. Some Christmas cakes used fresh fruits, such as apples, along with the dried fruits. Due to their long shelf life, British people in Victorian times began sending boiled fruitcake as a Christmas gift by ship to their relatives in faraway missions and colonies, including Australia.
Traditionally mixed and cooked well prior to Christmas Day, Christmas cake is now enjoyed all over the world throughout the entire festive season.