St.Martin’s Cake

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 40 min Cook Time 34 min Total Time 1 hr 14 mins
Servings: 8
Best Season: Winter



  1. Cover the chopped dates with warm water and leave to soak for 1 hour.

  2. In a large bowl sift all dry ingredients and mix together. Add the chopped nuts, figs, rind, oil and eggs.

  3. To the date mixture add the mandarin juice and Amaretto then pour into dry ingredients and fold in until well combined.

  4. Butter grease a 23cm/9-inch springform cake tin then dust with flour and cocoa powder.

  5. Pour in cake mixture, decorate with a few cherries and pecans on top (optional) and bake in oven 180C/350F for 35 minutes or until a skewer stick is inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  6. Enjoy