Fruit & nut topping for Christmas cake

fruit and nut topped Christmas cake

Serves 12

  • 50 g apricot jam

  • 250 g glacé or dried fruits, whole or cut into large strips

  • pecans

  • walnuts

  • almonds

  • pine nuts

Place the apricot jam in a small pan with a splash of water and simmer on a low heat, then remove from heat and leave to cool a little. Using a pastry brush, brush the top of the cake with jam and arrange your fruit on top, starting with the bigger pieces, dotting the smaller fruits and nuts in and around the gaps. Finish the cake by brushing everything with a final coat of the apricot glaze to give it a lovely gloss.

Nutritional Information

Fruit & nut topping for Christmas cake

Super light and fruity

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This fruity cake topping jazzes up any Christmas cake recipe and looks really tempting and festive!
Serves 12
15m
Super easy
Method

If you like Christmas cake but you're not a fan of the sickly fondant or thick royal icing it's usually decorated with, try ringing the changes with this lighter fruity option.

Place the apricot jam in a small pan with a splash of water and simmer on a low heat, then remove from heat and leave to cool a little. Using a pastry brush, brush the top of the cake with jam and arrange your fruit on top, starting with the bigger pieces, dotting the smaller fruits and nuts in and around the gaps. Finish the cake by brushing everything with a final coat of the apricot glaze to give it a lovely gloss.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 218 11%
  • Carbs 17.1g 7%
  • Sugar 17.01g 19%
  • Fat 15.0g 21%
  • Saturates 1.3g 7%
  • Protein 2.4g 5%
Of an adult woman's guideline daily amount

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