100% Fruit and Nut Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 12-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

  • Soak the dried fruit in 2 cups boiling water for as long as possible (or overnight).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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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