Hungarian Cake with Brazil Nut and Dried Fruits

This is a recipe from Dani Oliveira, from  Cozinha Travessa blog/ Brazil  that is perfect for Christmas with family and friends.


Medium Difficulty

Serving 12 slices


  • 1 cup of well-filled wheat flour
  •  4 eggs
  •  2/3 cup of brown sugar
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder
  •  200g of chopped Brazil Nuts
  •  100g  roughly chopped almonds (or nuts)
  •  150g of chopped unpitted prunes
  •  150g of chopped dried apricots
  •  150g of Cherries without syrup
  •  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  1 teaspoon powdered clove
  •  1 teaspoon ginger powder
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  3 to 4 tablespoons of cherry sauce


  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
  • Grease a baking sheet (the one in the form of the bread loaf) and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dried fruits already chopped with the nuts
  • Add the spices, the vanilla essence and the cherry sauce.
  • Separately, beat the eggs quickly with a fork or fouet.
  • Add the beaten eggs to the fruit and nut mixture.
  • Add the sugar, the sifted wheat flour, the baking powder and the baking soda, all sifted.
  • Mix everything with a spoon or a spatula, until everything is well mixed.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking sheet, accommodating with light pats on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until the toothstich test comes out dry and cake is lightly golden on the surface.
  • Take it out of  the oven and let it cool down and only after that get the cake out of the mold, otherwise it could break down.

It’s simply delicious after Christmas Dinner or at Tea time!