Brazil nut fruit cake

    2 hours 5 min

    There's just enough cake to hold the nuts and fruit together, and no citron. This is one terrific cake.

    16 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 100g plain flour
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 425g Brazil nuts
    • 450g pitted dates
    • 250g cherries in syrup, drained
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr45min  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease one large loaf tin.
    2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Mix in the nuts, dates and cherries.
    3. Beat the eggs until foamy, add the vanilla and the flour mixture. Stir until just combined and pour into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Store in the fridge, wrapped in foil.

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    Very nice cake, would never have thought to use brazil nuts whole, didnt last long enough to keep in fridge!  -  23 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have been looking for this recipe for a while. It is wonderful!!! Very nice presentation when sliced as the cherries are bright, and this is VERY good. Trust me!  -  20 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Perfect! I used whole brazil nuts, pecans, and chopped almonds. I doubled the recipe to make 2 loaves. I followed the recipe exactly. It was a long 1 hour and 45 minutes waiting for it to bake, but after 30 minutes of cooling I served it to my family and guests and everyone loved it. I'll definitely make this again!  -  16 Mar 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)