This is one of my family's absolute FAVORITE Christmas cakes.
This Chrissy loaf is dense, but it sparkles with Christmas flavors!
A great option to have for Chrissy snacks or to take for a party plate.
600 g mixed dried fruit or a mix of the following (raisins, apricot, sultanas)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract or paste
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
zest and juice from 1 orange
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 organic eggs
200 g (2 cups) ground almonds
50 g walnuts
Preheat your oven to 160°C fan forced.
Prepare a 20 cm round cake tin with baking paper lining the sides and the base.
Combine dried fruit, spice, vanilla, orange zest + juice, olive oil and eggs.
Add the almonds and walnuts and mix through.
Spoon Christmas Cake batter into your baking tin.
Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Check with a skewer to see if it comes out clean, if not bake for another 30 minutes.
Cover the top if necessary to prevent over browning,
Remove from the tin and store in an airtight container in the fridge.