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Nigerian Christmas Fruit Cake

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Nigerian Christmas Fruit Cake


A Sweet Point of View

Prep time:

120 mins

Cook time:

60 mins

Total time:

3 hours




  • For the Cake

  • 380 g Flour - 3 1/8 Cups

  • 380g soft unsalted Butter – 3 1/8 Cups

  • 6 vegan Eggs

  • 350 g brown Muscovado Sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

  • 2 Teaspoons Christmas Spice

  • 150 g dried Apricots

  • 150 g dreid Cranberries

  • 100ml Chardonney

  • 50ml boiling Water

  • Cranberry Glaze:

  • 170 g Cranberry Jam

  • 68g Powdered sugar

  • 1 Lemon Juice


  1. Put the dried fruit in one bowl and cover with 100ml of hot Water and Chardonnay. Let the Fruits sit for at least two hours or overnight.

  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together, then mix the vegan eggs as instructed on packaging. Combine eggs with dry ingredients, butter and Water. Add the dried fruits and spices. Then place dough in a 2" * 4" baking pan. Bake the cake for 60 Minutes or until set in the centre.

  3. Now mix the Cranberry Jam, powdered sugar and lemon together until you have a homogenous glaze. If the glaze starts getting hard you can add either lemon or water to soften it up again.


A Christmas classic inspired by the lovely kitchenbutterly.com