Nutty Christmas cake

Nutty Christmas cake


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About this recipe: If you prefer more nuts than fruit in your Christmas baking, then look no further!

Richard Reisner

Serves: 12 

  • 675g blanched whole almonds
  • 450g Brazil nuts
  • 225g walnut halves
  • 225g pecan halves
  • 675g pitted dates
  • 300g glace cherries
  • 125g plain flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 dessertspoon vanilla essence

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

  1. Preheat oven to 140 C. Line two 23x12cm loaf tins with baking paper 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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