Stable on the Strand needs lots of Christmas Cake for our Hospitality area.
Are you able to make some fruit cakes and donate them to Stable?

Or if you prefer to buy a cake or two, consider donating a Lions Christmas Cake or Coles Bakery Dark Fruit Cake.

Christmas cake (fruit cakes) can be dropped off at:

  • Riverside Convention Centre
    55 Leopold St, Aitkenvale
    Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 12th December, 4pm – 5pm
  • Willows Presbyterian Church
    26 Carthew Street, Kirwan
    Monday 3rd December and Monday 10th December, 9am to 2.45pm
  • Aitkenvale Uniting Church
    Cnr Ross River Rd and Anne St, Aitkenvale
    Wednesday 5th December, 6pm – 8pm

Tuesday 4 December | 4pm – 7pm
Wednesday 12 December | 4pm – 7pm
Riverside Convention Centre
55 Leopold St Aitkenvale

Help cut and package the Christmas Cakes which have been donated to give away at our Hospitality Areas at Stable on the Strand while enjoying the fellowship of other Stable volunteers.

You don’t have to be a cake-cutter to join us … there’s packaging to be done also!

Sign-up to volunteer online … or just show up on the day.

If you have a great cake cutting knife please bring it along.


250g Butter
1 cup soft brown sugar
1 kg mixed dried fruit (preferably Sunbeam)
1/4 cup brandy or cold tea
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp mixed spice
4 eggs, lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 160′ – 170′. Lightly grease a tall 22cm (9inch) square cake tin. Line the base with baking paper.
2. Put the butter, sugar, mixed fruit, brandy and 3/4 cup water into a saucepan. Stir over a low heat till butter is melted and sugar dissolved. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10mins. Remove from heat, stir in the soda and let it cool.
3. Sift the flours and mixed spice into a large bowl, make a well in the centre.
4. Add the lightly beaten eggs to the fruit mix and mix together. Pour into the flour and mix well.
5. Pour into the tin and smooth the surface.
6. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hrs or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake. If it is going too brown on top then lightly cover with alfoil.
7. Leave in the tin for at least an hour before turning out.

Cooking, a common sense guide, Family Circle © 2004