Glace Fruit Cake

    3 hours 30 minutes

    This is an excellent light fruit cake with a mix of glace fruits. It can be cooked in other size pans, just make sure the pans are filled no more than 3/4 full.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 500g glace cherries, halved
    • 5 glace pineapple rings, finely chopped
    • 6 cups (550g) sultanas
    • 1 1/2 cups mixed peel
    • 1 cup (150g) almonds
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 500g butter, softened
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/4 cup orange juice
    • 5 cups (625g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 6 almonds, split

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 135 degrees C. Line the bottom and sides of two greased loaf tins. Grease the paper.
    2. In a large bowl stir together cherries, pineapple, raisins, mixed peel, 1 cup almonds and 1 cup flour. Mix until fruit is coated with flour.
    3. In another large bowl cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Mix in orange juice and vanilla. Combine 5 cups flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in floured fruit and nuts. Mix. Spoon batter into prepared pans, filling each pan 3/4 full. Arrange split almonds over tops.
    4. Bake for about 3 hours until toothpick comes out clean. Cover with foil if top gets too dark while baking.

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    Thank you!  -  12 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    There were a lot of complaints on this recipe(on the other listing as it appears twice). This recipe works great with a few modifications. 1. You can use any type of dried fruit to equal 6 cups total that you like, ie light/dark raisins, chopped dried apricots, dried cherries, cranberries, currants etc 2. Add 1 extra cup butter. Use a mix of sugars ie white, brown and splenda to equal 2 cups. 3. Add some cinnamon/nutmeg to enhance flavor 4. Finally and this is the key set the timer in 1 hour increments so it does not over bake as baking time of 3 hours will probably overbake and dry it out. 5. For those who like this you can add a couple of tablespoons rum every few days til Christmas and this also makes it moist and tasty.  -  10 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I followed this recipe exactly, except that I replaced the almonds with pumkin seeds, and only baked for 2 hours. It came out dry and crumbly, although the flavor is good.  -  14 Dec 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)