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Fruit & Nut Christmas Cake

Fruit & Nut Christmas Cake

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25 mins + 240 mins
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Serves 10


  • 350 g butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup HIGHLANDER Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 tbsp treacle or golden syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups sifted plain flour
  • 4-6 tbsp brandy, sherry or orange juice
  • 1.5 kg mixed dried fruit
  • 100 g flaked almonds


1. Preheat oven to 140°C. Line a 25cm round pan with brown paper then greased aluminum foil.

2. Cream butter, add sugar and HIGHLANDER Sweetened Condensed Milk. Beat until fluffy. Beat in treacle or golden syrup, vanilla, mixed spice and ginger then eggs.

3. Stir flour and add brandy alternatively into mixture. Add sufficient brandy to give a mixture which drops easily from a spoon. Stir in fruit and almonds. Turn into pan.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 3½ - 4 hours.

5. Top with colourful dried fruit and nuts if desired and a Christmas ribbon.

This recipe was sent in by Nestlé


Qty Price
Countdown Butter Salted $6.50 ea
$6.50 ea
Chelsea Brown Sugar Soft $1.60 ea club price $1.99 non club member
$1.60 ea club price $1.99 non club member
Nestle Highlander Condensed Milk Sweetened $3.59 ea
$3.59 ea
Chelsea Golden Syrup $6.50 ea club price $6.89 non club member
$6.50 ea club price $6.89 non club member
Hansells Essence Natural Vanilla $7.99 ea club price $8.99 non club member
$7.99 ea club price $8.99 non club member
Masterfoods Spice Mixed $4.00 ea
$4.00 ea
Masterfoods Ginger Ground $4.00 ea
$4.00 ea
Farmer Brown Eggs Dozen Brown Size 6 $4.50 ea
$4.50 ea
Keri Premium Fruit Juice Orange $3.00 ea
$3.00 ea
Freshlife Mixed Fruit
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Countdown Almonds Roasted $17.99 ea
$17.99 ea
Countdown Flour Standard Plain $5.80 ea
$5.80 ea