2 cups YesYouCan Self Raising Flour
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2cup caster sugar
3 eggs (or YesYouCan Vegan Egg Replacer)
5 tbsp brandy
1 cup orange juice
1 cup nuts (pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts chopped),
1 3/4 cup assorted dried fruits
pinch of salt
1 round cake tin
Soak the dried fruits in 3 tbsp of brandy overnight.
Grease the bottom of the round cake tin.
Preheat the oven to 160°C.
In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar using an electric mixer or hand mixer until it becomes light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time by beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Add the 2 tbsp brandy, 1 cup orange juice and zest of orange. Mix it up gently using a wooden spatula.
Fold that mixture in the ground nuts and all the dried fruits. Keep this aside.
In a separate bowl mix YesYouCan Self Raising Flour and salt. Gently and slowly fold the flour into the cake batter using a wooden spatula. The consistency should be really thick. Scrape the batter into the cake tin and evenly spread it out.
Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hr and reduce the oven temperature to 150C degrees and bake it for another 1 hour 30 minutes or until a long skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Remove the cake from oven and place on a wire rack and let it cool completely.
Using a skewer poke holes in the top surface of the cake and brush it with a little brandy