Easy Fruit and Nut Cake

Let’s make a delicious cake that’s filled with dried apricots, cranberries, and walnuts. It’s a simple recipe where we soak the fruit in brandy to make it extra tasty, mix it with spices, and bake it into a sweet cake that everyone will love. This cake is perfect for when you want something sweet and filled with the goodness of fruits and nuts. We’ll walk through each step together, making sure it’s easy to follow. Get ready to bake a cake that’s going to be a hit with your friends and family!


  • 150g Apricots, dried
  • 100g Cranberries
  • 50ml Brandy or your choice of liqueur
  • 80g Granulated sugar, plus 1 tsp Cinnamon for flavor
  • 250g Walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 4 medium Apples, peeled and diced
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch, for binding
  • 4 large Eggs
  • A dash of Salt, for taste
  • 80g Granulated sugar, with an additional 10g of Vanilla-flavored sugar for sweetness
  • 80ml Oil, preferably a neutral one like sunflower or canola
  • 200g All-purpose Flour, mixed with 1 tsp Baking Powder for rise


  1. Begin by prepping your dried apricots and cranberries. Place them in a bowl and pour the brandy or liqueur over them. Let them soak to infuse the flavors.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix 80g of sugar with a teaspoon of cinnamon. Add the chopped walnuts to this mixture and set aside.
  3. Peel and dice your apples, then toss them with cornstarch to ensure they’re well-coated. This helps thicken the filling.
  4. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl, adding a pinch of salt. Whisk them until frothy. Gradually add 80g of sugar and the vanilla sugar, continuing to whisk until the mixture is light and voluminous.
  5. Slowly drizzle in the vegetable oil while whisking, ensuring it’s fully integrated into the egg mixture.
  6. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Gently fold this into the egg mixture, being careful not to deflate it.
  7. Drain the brandy-soaked fruits, reserving the liquid for later use if desired. Fold the fruits, along with the apple and walnut mixture, into the batter.
  8. Pour the batter into a prepared baking pan. Preheat your oven and bake the cake at a moderate temperature until it’s golden and a tester comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool slightly in the pan, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy this delightful cake with a dusting of powdered sugar or serve it with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special touch!

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