100% Fruit and Nut Cake

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“Healthy, moist and not too sweet. I make it whenever we have people round and everyone seems to like it. It's quite filling so you only need a small slice.”
1hr 35mins
12-16 slices

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 500 g mixed dried fruit
  • 250 g dates
  • 250 g ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder (gluten-free if needed)


  1. Soak the dried fruit in 2 cups boiling water for as long as possible (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cover the dates with water in a saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes until soft and toffeeish (adding more water is needed).
  3. Drain the fruit and mix with the dates (if you're not making it for children, you can add a splash of Cointreau or brandy if you want).
  4. Mix in the almonds and baking powder, adding a bit more water if the mixture seems too dry. Mix well then put in round cake tin.
  5. Bake about 1 1/2 hours or until a skewer comes out clean (check after an hour, will depend on size of tin, covering with foil after about 30 minutes.

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