Brandied Yule Cake

Brandied Yule Cake

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This is a rich and moist cake that's a favorite for holiday baking. It has a brandy flavor that will remind you of the holidays.
Calories: 4496


  • 1 1/2 cups shelled Brazil nuts
  • 1 cup pecan or walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups stoned dates
  • 1/2 cup seeded raisins
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped glace fruits apricots, pineapple, figs
  • 3/4 cup red and green glace cherries
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon brandy


  • All nuts and fruits should be left whole, except for the larger glace fruits which should be cut into chunky pieces.
  • Grease a 25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inch) loaf tin and line base and sides with greaseproof paper.
  • Brush paper lining well with melted butter.
  • Place nuts and fruit in a mixing bowl.
  • Sift dry ingredients on top of fruit, add sugar and stir.
  • Beat eggs and stir into fruit and nut mixture with brandy until blended.
  • Spoon into lined tin.
  • Bake in a slow oven 150-160°C (300-325°F) for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until golden brown.
  • Invert onto rack, peel off paper and leave until cool.
  • Soak a piece of sterilised, dry muslin or cheesecloth in brandy and wrap cake in this.
  • Place in a plastic bag and store in a sealed container for 3 weeks.
  • Soak cloth in brandy once a week. Slice thinly to serve.


Cake may be glazed with warmed honey before serving.
Calories: 4496 kcal
Carbohydrates: 500 g
Protein: 100 g
Fat: 254g
Saturated Fat: 45 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 491 mg
Sodium: 1030 mg
Potassium: 4765 mg
Fiber: 54 g
Sugar: 267 g
Vitamin A: 2322 IU
Vitamin C: 21 mg
Calcium: 883 mg
Iron: 24 mg
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