Christmas nut cake

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    2 hours 10 min

    If you are a fan of nuts, you'll love this rich, nutty cake.


    19 people made this

    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • 675g (1 1/2 lb) blanched whole almonds
    • 450g (1 lb) Brazil nuts
    • 225g (8 oz) walnut halves
    • 225g (8 oz) pecan halves
    • 675g (1 1/2 lb) pitted dates
    • 300g (11 oz) glace cherries
    • 125g (4 1/4 oz) plain flour
    • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 dessertspoon vanilla extract

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 140 C / Gas mark 1. Line two 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tins with baking parchment and lightly grease.
    2. Combine the almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, dates and cherries; mix well.
    3. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine with nut mixture and mix well.
    4. Beat eggs and vanilla, add to nut and flour mixture and mix well.
    5. Press into prepared loaf tins and bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Set aside for 5 minutes and remove from tins. Completely cool on wire rack.

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    ArthurBannister
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    it looks a good recipe but worried about the quantities of nuts to flour and the lack of fat.  -  20 Dec 2012

    0

    Mix doesn't rise at all. Spoilt my Christmas... thanks!  -  24 Dec 2011

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    Great recipe. I've had to copy it for many people who could not believe how great it tasted.  -  21 Jul 2008

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