Christmas Nut Cake

This nut loaf is all nuts. I have never met anyone who didn’t like it – except for a few nuts!

Christmas Nut Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds blanched whole almonds
  • 1 pound Brazil nuts
  • 1/2 pound walnut halves
  • 1/2 pound pecan halves
  • 1 1/2 pounds pitted dates
  • 1/3 pound red candied cherries
  • 1/3 pound green candied cherries
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Line two 5×9 inch loaf pans with greased parchment paper.

2 Combine the almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, dates, red and green cherries; mix well.

3 Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine with nut mixture and mix well.

4 Beat eggs and vanilla, add to nut and flour mixture and mix well.

5 Press into 2 lined loaf pans and bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Set aside for 5 minutes and remove from pans. Completely cool on wire rack.

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