Almond and cherry fruit cake

    3 hours 45 min

    This cake is filled with nuts and fruit - almonds, apricots, orange and cherries. It's the perfect Christmas cake to serve at home or give as a gift.

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    Makes: 1 cake

    • 8 dried apricot halves
    • 225g (8 oz) butter, softened
    • 225g (8 oz) sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 225g (8 oz) plain flour
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • 1/2 orange, juiced
    • 110g (4 oz) glace cherries
    • 110g (4 oz) almonds, chopped
    • splash of milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Extra time:30min soaking  ›  Ready in:3hr45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Lightly grease and flour a cake tin.
    2. Soak apricot halves in warm water for 30 minutes; drain and cut into small pieces.
    3. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs; stir in flour, salt, orange juice, cherries, almonds and apricots. Add a dash of milk if necessary to improve consistency; pour into prepared tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 3 hours.

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