When I think of Christmas cake, I think of dried fruit, booze and Christmas spices. For me, that is what makes a Christmas cake.
Having never really been a fan of traditional Christmas cake, but having always been a fan of cake, I like finding ways to add a little new twist to it. As long as there is some fruit, cinnamon and my favourite tipple in it, then it is suitable for Christmas for me.
As if there isn't enough chocolate involved at Christmas time, I have added a little bit of dark chocolate in to the mix as dark chocolate and cherries is a match made in heaven.