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Chunky Brandied Christmas Fruitcake

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“Handwritten from my grandma's recipe collection. This is from a friend of hers, no name dated 1984. In her notes she has stated "quite chunky due to all the nuts, looks very pretty when cut"”
24hrs 3mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Day one.
  2. Coarsley chop all the dried fruit and place into a large glass or ceramic bowl.
  3. Pour over brandy, cover with cling wrap and leave overnight (at least 12 hours) on your kitchen bench. Don't refridgerate.
  4. Day two.
  5. Add in coarsley chopped nuts and sugar. Stir.
  6. In a seperate bowl, beat the eggs with the essence until thick. Add the flour and baking powder and stir.
  7. Mix the cake mixture in with the fruit and nut mix, stir well.
  8. Pour mixture into a greased and lined deep 20cm cake tin.
  9. Gently drop the filled cake tin on the floor 5 times to remove all air bubbles.
  10. Bake at 140oC for 2 1/2 - 3 hours, or until cooked.
  11. Cool completley in the tin.
  12. Serve in small slices.

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