This is cake is so easy, and so fast, it’s hard to believe it works: but it does!  There’s no soaking, chopping or messing about.  After lining the cake tin, prep time is about 6 minutes.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 kilogram of whole fruit and nuts: I used apricots, sultanas, walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, glace cherries, pitted dates and dried pineapple. Health food stores sell this in a pre-pack, or you can customize to suit your taste.
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200gms castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Here’s how:

  1. Place fruit and nuts in large mixing bowl.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into bowl, add sugar. sift-dry-ingredients-over-fruit-mix
  3. Add lightly beaten eggs, brandy and vanilla, mix well.add-wet-ingredients-and-mix
  4. At this point you could be forgiven for wondering how this will turn into a cake, but I assure you it works. Spoon into a greased and lined, 20cm cake tin; bake for 2 hours at 150c.spoon-into-lined-cake-tin

You’re done!