Bake a Christmas Cake in your Combi Microwave

We partnered with Bosch, to show you how you can make a Christmas Cake at home in just half an hour, using your Bosch Combi Microwave! Some of our projects using Bosch appliances here.

Watch the video below and cook along at home, or read the recipe underneath for further details and for the full list of ingredients!

Rich Christmas Fruit Cake


Serves 10-12


Cooks using 150ºC 4D Hot Air Function with 90 Watts of Microwave power in just 35 minutes.


Prep 15 minutes.



  • 170g butter
  • 170g dark soft brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 170g currants
  • 110g sultanas
  • 110g raisins
  • 85g glace cherries (halved)
  • 55g mixed peel
  • 55g chopped almonds (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Brandy
  • Zest and juice of half a lemon
  • Further Brandy to mature flavour



1. Soak fruit for a minimum of 24 hours in brandy and lemon juice in large bowl covered with cling film.


2. Grease and line a 20cm (8″) cake tin or Pyrex souffle dish (make sure they are suitable for microwave use).


3. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy before adding the eggs.


4. Alternate adding the flour and fruit mixture (including any liquid), stirring each time, until fully incorporated.


5. Place into lined tin and smooth top – for a non-crusty top, brush with a little water before baking.


6. Place on wire shelf at the centre of the Combi Microwave and cook for 35-40 minutes using the temperature details above.


7. Test the cake is cooked with a skewer – an extra 2 minutes may be required if there is any stickiness inside.


8. Allow to cool, remove from tin and pierce with skewer. Add any extra brandy and wrap in foil for 1-2 weeks before decorating for a richer flavour.

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