Anyone who grew up in the 1960s is likely to have fond memories of tucking into a slice of Christmas cake drenched in custard on Christmas day. The classic dessert is steeped in tradition with recipes often handed down from generation to generation in families around the world. This particular version is perfect for anyone who wants to get a head start on their Christmas cooking as it can be made up to two months in advance, meaning you’ll have one less thing to worry about in those busy few weeks leading up to the big day. This recipe makes enough for two cakes so you’ll have one to enjoy to yourself and another to gift to someone special. Once baked, store the cakes in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place in the kitchen.