Spiced Christmas Tree Sponge


Not everyone loves Christmas cake nor do they have the will or time to make one. This is the perfect alternative, quick and easy to make, delicious and truly stunning.

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Spiced Christmas Tree Sponge

You need a Christmas Tree Cake Rin for this recipe (The one I used is linked below)
Servings 10 people
Prep Time 1 hour


  • 225 gr unsalted butter
  • 225 gr dark muscovado sugar
  • 225 gr  self raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 100 ml milk
  • 225 gr icing sugar for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc. 
  • Butter the cake tin and lightly flour it.
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  • Place all the ingredients into the electric mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
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  • Place into the cake tin and tap gently on the work surface to ensure there are no air bubbles.
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  • Place in the oven for between 50-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for ten minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  • Once cooled dust with icing sugar.  
    SPICED CHRISTMAS TREE SPONGE Recipe by Julie Neville
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas, Spiced

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