Christmas Stollen

  • Yield: 20 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins


3 1/3cups all purpose flour
1 1/2teaspoons baking powder
1/4cup sugar
2teaspoons vanilla sugar
4drops almond flavoring concentrate
5drops lemon flavoring concentrate
1teaspoon rum flavoring concentrate
2 eggs
1/3cup cold butter
1 1/4cups cream cheese
1 1/2cups California raisins
1/4cup California Zante currants
1cup chopped candied orange and lemon peel
1 1/2cups ground almonds
1/4cup melted butter
1/2cup sifted powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Butter a 15×10-inch jelly roll pan; set aside.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together onto pastry board. Make a well in center. Put sugar, vanilla sugar, flavoring concentrates and eggs in well. Work a little flour into egg mixture to make a thick paste. Cut cold butter into small pieces over flour mixture. Knead butter, cream cheese, raisins, currants, peels and nuts into mixture to combine thoroughly. If dough is sticky add a little flour.
  3. Shape into a loaf on prepared baking pan. Bake on middle oven rack at 325F for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden. Brush cake immediately after baking with melted butter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.

Note: Available at gourmet shops or substitute 2 tablespoons of rum for flavoring.

Recipe courtesy of the California Raisin Marketing Board

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 7.25
  • Calories 310
  • Fat 15g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 150mg
  • Potassium 200mg
  • Carbohydrate 43g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 10%