Christmas Cake with Sloe Gin

 Christmas Cake Sloe


It’s true, happiness is knowing there’s a cake baking in the oven but hold on a minute. What about when it’s infused with Warner’s Sloe gin? Bloomin’ baubles, that sounds like an absolute cracker.

Voluptuous, rich & fruity ……. and that’s just the gin, this Nancy Birthwhistle recipe is an absolute showstopper guaranteed to wow your guest over the festive season, especially when served on with a healthy measure of Sloe gin on the side …….

We’ve swapped out the Cointreau for our epic Sloe gin to give it a cheeky little Warner’s twist. Big thanks to our friend and fab local baker, Mummy Mitch Bakes for this epic bake.


10-12 Hours



  1. Pre heat the over to to 100 degrees
  2. Upon waking in the morning put mixed fruit, fruit zests, fruit juice and cherries in a large bowl and add the Warner's Sloe Gin, stir and cover with a plate then leave to soak until the evening.
  3. Towards the end of the evening, cream the butter and brown sugar together until you get a pale, light and fluffy texture
  4. Add in the syrup to the butter and sugar and continue to mix. Gradually add in the beaten egg a little at a time along with a teaspoon of flour. This is done to stop the mixture from curdling. When all the egg has been incorporated gently fold in the rest of the flour which has been sifted together with the spices.
  5. Finally, fold in the soaked fruits.
  6. Transfer the mix to the prepared tin and bake for 10 hours.
  7. It's important that temperature of your oven is correct – even 10 degrees out will make a huge difference. Check the oven temperature with a thermometer or use a temperature probe while the cake is still in the oven to ensure it is 99 degrees centigrade.
  8. Allow the cake to go completely cold before carefully removing from the tin. It is recommended to the leave the baking paper on the cake, wrap it in foil and place in a tin in a cool place.

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