Christmas Sheet Cake - Perfect slices of delicious fruit cake

Christmas Sheet Cake

  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sheet cake


Classic Christmas sheet cake – get the recipe for this delicious fruit cake, with marzipan fondant icing and pretty holly decorations!



  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ cup cherries (rinsed)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup sultanas / fruit cake mix
  • ¾ cup pecan nuts / flaked almonds
  • 2 eggs


  • 250g marzipan
  • 450g fondant
  • 1 tablespoon Apricot Jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C
  2. Beat the eggs for 1-2 minutes
  3. Add the oil, sugar, milk and sifted dry ingredients and mix well until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Now add the fruit and nuts and stir through until mixed evenly throughout the mixture.
  5. Bake in a brownie tin (sprayed with non-stick spray) for approx 60 minutes at 150°C.
  6. Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the jam over the top. Roll out a think sheet of Marzipan and place over the cake. Trim the edges.
  7. Now roll out fondant, slightly thicker than the marzipan layer, and place on top of the Marzipan. Trim the edges and decorate with edible decorations.

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