Snowflake Cake

Snowflake Cake | Patisserie Makes Perfect

Merry Christmas everyone! This is my last post before Christmas and it’s a nice simple snowflake cake that just needs a dusting of icing sugar and it’s done. That’s my kind of cake, especially at this time of the year when there’s so much to do.

I love creating patisserie, but sometimes all I want to eat is a nice simple cake that can be whipped up quickly and is lovely with a mug of tea or coffee – whichever is your poison.

This is a humble, light fruit cake but cooked in a Nordic Ware Snowflake Pan it looks so much more elegant. The pan is designed to produce a pull-apart snowflake cake. I actually  cut the cake into the diamond shape because I worried the cake wouldn’t break apart nicely. I’m sure this pan could be used to make a lovely bread though.

Snowflake Cake | Patisserie Makes Perfect

This cake has raisins soaked in port for an hour or so and lots of mixed spice, mixed peel and nuts running through the light sponge, it tastes and smells of Christmas. Here’s the recipe.

Snowflake Cake | Patisserie Makes Perfect

Snowflake Cake

Patisserie Makes Perfect
To create this recipe you will need a 6 cup bundt tin, I used a Nordic Ware pull-apart snowflake tin.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 150 g Raisins
  • 50 ml Port
  • 40 g Mixed Peel
  • 50 g Pecans roughly chopped
  • 2 Tsp Mixed Spice
  • 125 g Soft Dark Brown Sugar
  • 125 g Unsalted Butter softened - plus extra for greasing
  • 3 Eggs
  • 125 g Plain Flour - plus extra for dusting the tin
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Milk


  • Take the raisins and place them in a bowl with the port and leave them to soften and marinate for at least an hour or overnight.
  • Prepare the tin by brushing it with melted butter and then dust it with flour. Turn the tin upside down and tap it to remove the excess flour.
  • Preheat the oven to 160C Fan/180 Fan.
  • When the raisins have marinated, add the mixed peel, pecans, mixed spice and stir everything together to combine it.
  • Take the butter, place it in a stand mixer along with the sugar and beat the two together until light and fluffy.
  • You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix it again, add the eggs one at a time until they are combined.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix on low to combine. Finally add in the mixed fruits and nuts and stir by hand to mix evenly.
  • Bake for 30-35 mins or until golden and a cocktail stick comes out clean.

Snowflake Cake | Patisserie Makes Perfect

Have a great Christmas everyone!

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22 Responses

  1. shashi at runninsrilankan

    This cake is GORGEOUS! I have been craving a simple cake too and I might have to whip this up to enjoy sometime this week! Hop you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

    • patisseriemakesperfect

      Thank you Shashi, I love a cake where you can just switch off and really relax while baking it, this is that cake! I had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you did too!

  2. The Purple Ladle

    I love anything with fruit, booze and Christmas spices! This is such a pretty cake, love how it cuts apart!

  3. Jolina

    This is one of the prettiest cakes I’ve seen this season! Love the flavour combinations too. Delicious.

  4. Thanh @ Eat, Little Bird

    Such a beautiful cake, Angela! I love love the cake tin. I fear I have a soft spot for all things Nordicware but my kitchen is just so tiny … but it would be lovely to have a cake tin like this around this time of the year. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! xx

    • patisseriemakesperfect

      Thank you so much Thanh! The cake tin is amazing, I have a very small kitchen too, but I just couldn’t leave this in the shop! I had a great Christmas thank you and I hope you did too. xx

  5. Sugar et al.

    So beautiful Angela! Never seen a snowflake cake before. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope your Holidays are lovely.

    • patisseriemakesperfect

      Thank you, I’d never seen a snowflake cake before this tin either. It’s a really great tin. I had a lovely Christmas thank you, I hope you and your loved ones did too. xx

  6. Jodie Dodd

    So beautiful and perfect for Christmas! You’ve inspired, so I am making a Kahlua bundt cake for Christmas this year. I’ll eat an extra piece in your honor. 😀 Angela, I hope you and your loved ones have a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year! xx

    • patisseriemakesperfect

      Jodie that cake sounds amazing. I love Kahlua, you’ll have to send me the recipe. I hope you enjoyed both pieces of the cake! Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. xx

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