Nutty Fruit Cake

  • Nutty Fruit Cake
  • Nutty Fruit Cake
  • Nutty Fruit Cake
  • Nutty Fruit Cake
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  • 650 g dried fruit (see note)
  • 150 ml brandy
  • 250 g soften unsalted butter
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 4 x large eggs
  • 30 g treacle
  • 30 g jam (your choice of flavour)
  • 1 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 2 tspn ground mixed spice
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 100 g almond meal


•Soak the fruit in the brandy for about 24 hours
•Roughly chop the 100g of nuts
•Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl till paler and fluffy
•Slowly add eggs and beat till combined
•Add treacle, jam and spices beat through for 30 seconds
•Stir through flour and almond meal
•Stir through fruits and nuts till mixture is well combined
•Spoon into a lined 20cm square cake time (or shape of your preference)
•Smooth over the top
•Decorate with as little or as many nuts as you like (more is more)
•Bake at 150°C for 3 hours till a skewer comes out clean
•Let cool and then remove from tin
•Brush top with additional brandy about 10-15ml, repeat weekly till ready to serve.
•Store in a plastic container
Note: My fruit mix varies so I think of it as a total of fruit rather than individual quantities of each. It has raisin, sultanas, currents, figs, cranberries, dates, mixed peel, sometimes pineapple or ginger and even the almost compulsory but loathed glace cherry (but only 1, 2 tops!)

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  • must be delicious


    by ANNA LINHART on 08/12/2013, 18:02