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American Fruit Cake

  • 250g Brazil nuts
  • 125g raw cashews
  • 125g raw almonds
  • 125g glace apricots
  • 125g glace pineapple
  • 125g glace cherries
  • 125g dates
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ tspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn vanilla

Chop all fruit and combine with the nuts. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Beat eggs till light and fluffy, then add vanilla and stir well into mixture. Line a bar tin with greased foil or baking paper. Spread evenly in tin. Bake for 2 hours at 165C. Slice very thinly.

Serves 10.

Hints: Any raw nut and glace fruit can be used. It is delicious with macadamia, cashew and pistachio nuts. Add glace fig in place of the dates. If using a silicon bar mould the cooking time is reduced by half.

NUTRIENT information per serve

2337kJ energy, 11g protein, 32g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 59g total carbohydrates, 6g dietary fibre