Nut cake

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Janice

Nut cake

I want to make a Christmas cake for my in-laws, but my mother-in-law likes lots of nuts and very few raisins, if any. Will it be ok to substitute most of the fruit with mixed nuts without spoiling the recipe?

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Janice

Nut cake

Apologies for duplication - computer problems.

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sam from worthing

Nut Cake.

well, strangely enough, those who i make christmas cakes for, do not like nuts, so i omit the nut weight and add extra fruit to the missing nut weight. I do not really see a problem, but, i would still keep a fair amount of fruit in the cake as nuts do produce oil on cooking.

how about making a seperate cake nearer the time and making this cake of delias.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/party-food/austrian-coffee-and-walnut-cake-with-coffee-cream.html

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sam from worthing

Nut cake pt 2...

of of course,

this is a lovely cake...

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/entertaining/traditional-dundee-cake.html

add extra nuts inside the mixture.

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Gerry

cake + nuts

Agree with Sam that too many nuts might be a problem. You mentioned raisins. Does she like other dried fruit: Apricots, pineapple etc, loads of different ones are available?

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Janice

Nut cake

Thank you Sam and Gerry for those helpful suggestions. I had not realised the oil issue Sam with too many nuts. She loves coffee and so will definitely make Delia's recipe - it's been an age since I made a coffee cake and I know she would love it, as we do. A Dundee I have tried my in-laws on and they are not used to the dryness or crumbliness of it. (Fruit cakes here are packed with fruit and are in my opinion very "stick to your teeth" stodgy).
Gerry that's a great idea - she loves other dried fruit ie cranberries, apricots, figs, all of which I have in my pantry.
Thanks so much to you both for your ideas!

 
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