• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 8 People
  • Difficulty Normal
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Recipe Ingredient

  • 100g macadamia nuts, toasted
  • 100g hazelnuts, toasted
  • 125g walnuts, toasted
  • 100g dried apricots, cut into quarters
  • 75g pitted prunes, cut into quarters
  • 75g glaced red cherries, halved
  • 75g glaced green cherries, halved
  • 100g black raisins, chopped
  • 100g golden raisins, chopped
  • 125g ground almonds
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp brandy or dark rum

Instructions

  1. Line and grease a 15cm x 22cm loaf tin. Combine fruit and nuts in a large bowl. Stir in ground almonds and sift in baking powder. Mix well.
  2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with an electric whisk until thick and creamy.
  3. Add honey and vanilla essence and continue to beat for half a minute.
  4. Fold in the combined fruit and nuts mixture and mix by hand. Very gently stir in the brandy or rum and mix well.
  5. Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake in a peheated oven at 150 ºC for one and a quarter hours or until cake is done.
  6. Remove cake from the oven and slowly drizzle two to three tablespoons brandy or rum over it. Leave cake to cool in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack.
  7. Cut cake into half and wrap up beautifully as a gift for friends and relatives for Christmas.
  8. * Brandy may be substituted with non-alcoholic fruit juice but the taste will not be the same.
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