Macadamia Christmas Cake

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    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    • Serves: 16 slices

    Ingredients

    • 125g margarine
    • ⅓ cup brown sugar
    • 2 tsp grated orange rind
    • 2 eggs
    • ¾ cup wholemeal flour
    • ½ cup plain flour
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • ½ tsp mixed spice
    • 1 cup sultanas
    • 1 cup raisins
    • 1 cup currants
    • ½ cup macadamia nut halves
    • ¼ cup water
    • ½ cup macadamia nut halves, extra
    • 3 tbsp strained, heated apricot jam, to serve

    Method

    1. Lightly grease and line a 20cm square cake tin. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
    2. Cream margarine, sugar and rind. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until well combined.
    3. Add sifted flours, baking soda and mixed spice, stirring to combine. Stir through fruit, nuts and water.
    4. Pour mixture into cake tin and bake for 20 minutes. Arrange remaining nuts on top. Cover cake with foil and bake for a further 20 minutes or until cooked.
    5. Allow cake to cool in tin before turning onto a cooling rack. Glaze with apricot jam before serving.

    Nutrition Information

    Kilojoules 1100kJ, Calories 265 Cal, Protein 3g, Total fat 13g, Carbohydrate 31g, Sodium 30mg, Potassium 350mg, Calcium 30mg, Iron 1.4mg, Fibre 3g

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