Santa's Christmas Cake

December 13, 2021

Santa's Christmas Cake

We promise if you leave a slice of this deliciously decadent Christmas cake for Santa, you’ll receive everything you want this Christmas, whether you’ve been naughty or nice! 


  • 1 tsp Lord & Lion Ceylon Cinnamon
  • 6 pods Lord & Lion cardamom, ground
  • 150g dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 150g dried cherries, roughly chopped
  • 50g candied ginger, sliced
  • ¾ cup of gin @prohibitionliquor
  • ¾ cup @mandoleorchard almond milk
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 100g pistachio, roasted and finely chopped
  • 150g natural coconut yoghurt @thecocotribe
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ orange, rind and juice
  • Coconut oil or butter for greasing
  • Figs for decorating


  1. At least 12 hours prior to making the cake, place the dried, chopped figs, cherries and ginger in a bowl and pour over ¾ cup gin and cover. 
  2. Preheat oven to 175C.  Grease a 20cm baking tin or bundt tin well.
  3. To a large mixing bowl, add Lord & Lion spices, flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. Mix well.
  4. Add in soaked fruit with all the juices, orange rind and juice, Mandole Orchard almond milk and Coco Tribe yoghurt.  Mix well.
  5. Add the chopped dark chocolate, postachios and mix through well.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan.  Sprinkle a little more crushed pistachios over the base ad bake for 40-55 minutes until the top springs back when the centre is lightly pressed.
  7. Let it cool slightly and pour over dark melted chocolate to finish and serve with your favourite fresh fruit.


Recipe courtesy of Chef Jason Roberts. @chefjasonroberts