Christmas

Boiled fruit and nut cake

Stunning and simple, this fruit cake tastes just like Christmas.
boiled fruit and nut cake
36
3H 5M

Ingredients

Method

1.

Stir fruit, brandy, butter, the water, sugars and soda in large saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar dissolved. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat, transfer to large bowl; cool to room temperature.

2.

Preheat oven to 150°C (130°C fan-forced). Grease deep 22cm-round or deep 19cm-square cake pan; line base and side(s) of pan with two thicknesses of baking paper, extending paper 5cm above edge(s).

3.

Stir egg into fruit mixture, then stir in sifted flours; spread evenly into pan. Decorate top with nuts.

4.

Bake cake about 3 hours.

5.

Brush hot cake with extra brandy. Cover hot cake with foil; cool in pan overnight.

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