Fancy Fruit and Nut Cake


What you’ll need…

1/3 cup Sunbeam Dry Roasted Almonds

¾ cup Sunbeam Brazil Nuts

1 cup Sunbeam Macadamia Halves

400g mixed glacé fruit – pineapple rings,

whole apricots and whole figs

200g Sunbeam Mixed Glacé Cherries

1 cup Sunbeam Raisins

1½ cups Trident Pitted Dates, halved

½ cup plain flour

¼ cup self raising flour

1 tsp cinnamon, ground

2 eggs

1/3 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed

1/3 cup brandy

2 tsp orange rind, finely grated

½ cup apricot conserve


Preheat oven to 150°C

  1. Grease a standard loaf tin (21 x 13cm or larger). Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 6cm above rim to form a collar.
  2. Coarsely chop half the nuts, glacé fruit and cherries and place in a large bowl (reserve the remainder of each for topping). Add raisins and dates and stir to combine.
  3. Sift flours and cinnamon, then stir 1⁄4 cup into the fruit mixture.
  4. Beat eggs, sugar, 2 tablespoons of brandy and rind together until light. Add remaining flour and stir to combine, then fold through fruit mixture. Spoon into prepared tin/s and press down with back of a spoon.
  5. Cut remaining glacé fruits into quarters. Press gently on top of cake along with whole nuts and whole cherries.
  6. Cover top of cake with paper bag or baking paper, resting on the collar. Bake large cake for 11⁄2-13⁄4 hours or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Cool in tin.
  7. Place apricot conserve and remaining brandy in a small saucepan. Simmer, stirring for 3 minutes. Strain, then brush over cake. To serve, cut into thick slices.