Brazil Nut Cake with Fondant

Super simple recipe by Sandra Matarazzo, from the Recipes and Seasoning blog, excellent dessert to accompany the delights of this site!


Super Simple!

Serving 12 slices


  • 300g of wheat flour (2 cups)
  • 400g sugar (2 cups)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 1 jar of natural yogurt (160g)
  • 1/3 cup (tea) orange juice (juice of 1 orange)
  • 1 cup (tea) Brazil Nuts
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Fondant icing:

  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 chopped Brazil Nuts for decoration


  • Chop the Brazil Nuts in tiny pieces;
  • In the mixer bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and oil;
  • Afterwards, continue adding the sifted wheat flour alternating with yogurt and orange juice;
  • Next, add the reserved baking powder and Brazil Nuts, mix well;
  • Add the mixture to a greased and flour a pan;
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C);
  • Bake for about 50 minutes, or until it’s lightly golden;
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool a little to remove it.

Meanwhile, let’s prepare the icing:

  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients forming a smooth and homogeneous cream;
  • Cover the cake immediately with the topping and sprinkle the chopped nuts for finalizing.

Hold the kids! Wait to cool down and serve!