Fruit n’ Nut Cake


Isn’t it the best way to spend your evenings, sipping your tea or coffee with a pretty thick slice of this yummiest ever cake? This easy-to-bake cake is so delicious that you will not stop at just one piece and need more

Its delightful taste comes with orange juice infused with dried fruits, dates, and berries. This cake is slowly baked so that,  it remains moist and dense. All the flavors are Incorporated well with each other by slow baking the cake.


We do not get fresh berries here at this time of the year, so I have used dried ones. These dried berries are so moist, juicy, and flavourful that they give the cake a unique sweet-sour taste. This cake is not much sugary as dates have given it a natural sugar and color. The preparations begin a day before by soaking berries and dates  in orange juice

Course – Evening Tea/ High Tea

Cuisine – Continental 

Prep Time – 10 Min

 Cook Time – 90 Min

 Total Time – 100  Min

 Yield – 8 Servings

 Author – Bharti Dhawan

Ingredients Required

1- All purpose flour – 1 cup or 200 gms
2- Softened butter – 1/2 cup or 100 gms
3- Brown sugar – 1/2 cup or 100 gms
4- Eggs – 3 nos.
5- Baking powder – 1 tsp
6- Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
7- Assorted dried berries (cranberries, strawberries, goji berries, etc.) – 1/4 cup(Soaked overnight in orange juice)
8- Finely chopped dates – 2 tbsp(Soaked overnight in orange juice)

9- Chopped almonds, walnuts, and cashew nuts – 1/4 cups
10- Orange juice – 200 ml
11- Some powdered sugar for dusting over the cake


1- Preheat the oven to 150℃ for 10 minutes

2- Prepare a loaf tin by applying butter on the sides and lining a parchment paper at the bottom

3- Sift flour with baking powder and soda and keep aside

4- Whisk butter and sugar till fluffy and creamy

5- Add eggs one at a  time and whisk well

6- Add sifted flour in 3 batches and fold gently to make a batter

7- Add nuts, orange juice-infused berries, and dates and mix well

8- Pour the batter into the loaf tin and bake for 90 minutes at 150℃

9- When the cake is cooled down completely, place the cake on the wire rack

10- Dust the powdered sugar on the cake, cut the slices, and enjoy the delicious cake