Golden fruit cake

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 110 mins
Golden fruit cake
This seasonal cake is easy to make and wonderful with tea and some friends or family to share it with.

For the topping

350g roughly chopped dried pears

250g roughly chopped dried apricots

250g golden sultanas

175g soft butter

200g caster sugar

125ml white rum

200g marmalade

225g ground almonds

35g sesame seeds

3 cardamom seeds

¼ tsp ground coriander

3 large eggs

75g whole blanched mixed nuts

Preheat the oven to 150°C / 300°F / Gas mark 2.

Line the bottom and sides of a 20cm high sided tin with baking parchment and should come up over about 10cm above the tin.

Roughly chop the pears and apricots into small pieces and put them into a saucepan with the sultanas, butter, sugar, rum and marmalade.

Simmer for 10 minutes and then leave to stand for 30 minutes.

Stir the ground almonds, sesame seeds, cardamom seeds and coriander into the saucepan.

Beat in the eggs and spoon into the prepared cake tin.

Decorate the cake with a smattering of varied nuts then bake for 1 hour 40 minutes, then leave to cool completely in the tin.

Once cool, take out of the tin, and serve.

Makes 10 slices

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
110 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Fruit, Eggs, Sugar, Nuts, Spice

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking

Special Info
Gluten free

Level of Difficulty
Moderately Easy

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