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    Cherry and almond christmas cake Recipe

    Cherry and almond christmas cake Recipe

        260g (1 1/2 cups) sultanas
        250g glace cherries, quartered
        95g (1/2 cup) mixed peel
        80g (1/2 cup) chopped dried apricots
        65g (1/2 cup) slivered almonds
        1 x 100g pkt sucrose-free ginger (Buderim Ginger brand), chopped
        2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur
        1 tablespoon brandy
        Melted butter, to grease
        1 x 140g ctn apple fruit puree (Goulburn Valley brand)
        100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
        2 eggs
        3 egg whites
        2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
        150g (1 cup) plain flour
        75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour
        45g (about 9) glace cherries, extra, halved
        30g (about 30) whole blanched almonds
        1 tablespoon Amaretto liqueur, extra

    Cherry and almond christmas cake Recipe

        Step 1

        Combine the sultanas, cherries, peel, apricot, almonds, ginger, liqueur and brandy in a glass or ceramic bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 8 hours or overnight to macerate.
        Step 2

        Preheat oven to 150°C. Brush a deep, square 18cm (base measurement) cake pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line the base and sides with 2 layers of non-stick baking paper.
        Step 3

        Place apple, sugar, eggs, egg whites and orange rind in a bowl. Use a whisk to mix until combined. Add fruit mixture and use a wooden spoon to mix well. Sift over combined flours and stir until combined.
        Step 4

        Spoon cake mixture into prepared pan. Tap the pan on the benchtop to settle mixture and smooth the surface. Arrange the extra cherries and almonds over the surface in a flower pattern. Bake in oven for 2 hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
        Step 5

        Remove cake from oven. Pour the extra liqueur over the cake. Wrap the pan in 2 clean tea towels and set aside to cool completely. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack. Cut into slices to serve.

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    Item Reviewed: Cherry and almond christmas cake Recipe Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Mrs. Chef
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