Gerry Brownlee's Christmas cake

There's just 26 sleeps until Christmas and Gerry Brownlee is already getting into the festive spirit by making Christmas cake.

Cake 1

It's a wonderful time of year for a lot of Kiwis but some still have it pretty tough and one of the charities who will be lending a helping hand to those in need this Christmas is the Salvation Army.

Last week Gerry listed one of his Christmas cakes for auction to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Cake

Gerry has even made a video about how the very impressive cake was made.

"Bid up large for this. It's quite heavy, quite dense, very fruity and tasty. It will be a great buy ... and the money goes to a wonderful cause," he said. 

If the winner lives in Christchurch, Gerry has said he will deliver the cake himself! 

The cake has already had 17,890 views, almost 300 watchlists and raised $1,000 with seven days to go! The auction closes at 7:54pm on Wednesday 5 December.