Fruit Cake with Brazil Nuts

    1 hour 45 minutes

    This is a simple and delicious fruit and nut cake. It's actually better made ahead of time as it just gets better and better.

    12 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 500g Brazil nuts
    • 500g pitted dates
    • 3/4 cup glace cherries
    • 500g candied pineapple
    • 3/4 cup (90g) sifted plain flour
    • 3/4 cup (185g) white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Line 2 small loaf tins with greaseproof paper.
    2. In a large bowl combine Brazil nuts, dates, cherries and pineapple. Over the fruit and nuts sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
    3. In a small bowl combine eggs and vanilla; beat until foamy. Pour over fruit mixture and mix well. Spoon batter into prepared pans.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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    This is the best fruitcake ever! It's the kind of fruitcake I grew up with, and I had been searching for this recipe for a long time. The nuts really make the cake -- very crunchy and chewy and dense. Beautiful to look at too, each slice like a stained-glass window. The first time I made this, I ate half a loaf in one sitting -- it is that irresistible!  -  13 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This being my first fruitcake, I really didn't know what to expect. I didn't add as much fruit as the recipe said and it came out great. Nice mellow flavor. Let set for a week or two.  -  16 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    make one of these without alcohol for the kids. My grandchildren like this as well as fruit cookies.  -  21 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)