Rich Nut and Fruit Cake

Rich Nut and Fruit Cake


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About this recipe: A wonderfully rich and dense fruit cake studded with Brazil nuts, walnuts and pecans. Do leave all the fruits and nuts whole. Slice the cake thin. The slices are beautiful because you slice into the whole fruit and nuts.


Serves: 30 

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 450g red glace cherries
  • 450g green glace cherries
  • 450g Brazil nuts
  • 450g walnut halves
  • 450g pecan halves
  • 900g pitted dates

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease 3 - 1 lb loaf tins and line them with parchment.
  2. Beat eggs, salt and vanilla together until very light and lemon coloured. Stir in sugar, 125g flour and baking powder.
  3. Place cherries, nuts and dates into a large bowl. Dust with the remaining flour. Then stir in sugar mixture. There is very little batter which makes this a very stiff mixture. Mix with hands.
  4. Press mixture into prepared loaf tins. Bake for 1 hour.

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