How to make it

  • Spread nuts on a rimmed baking pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes shaking pan twice.
  • Grease and flour square cake pan with removable bottom.
  • Line pan bottom with brown paper or cooking parchment then set aside.
  • Place the toasted nuts and candied orange and lemon peel in a large bowl.
  • Combine flour with cinnamon and allspice then sprinkle over nut mixture.
  • Stir until well blended and set aside.
  • In a saucepan combine honey and sugar.
  • Cook uncovered over medium high heat stirring often until mixture boils and reaches 265.
  • Remove from heat and pour over nut fruit mixture and stir until mixed.
  • Pour mixture into prepared cake pan and press down slightly to form an even layer.
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
  • Set on wire rack to cool completely.
  • Generously sift powdered sugar onto the center of a sheet of waxed paper.
  • Run a sharp knife around pan side then invert cake onto sugar dusted paper.
  • Carefully remove pan bottom and brown paper cutting paper away if necessary.
  • Generously sift more powdered sugar over bottom then invert cake onto plate.
  • Wrap cake tightly and store in a cool dry place.
  • When read to serve cut in thin wedges.

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  • annieamie 10 years ago
    What a perfect cake for a tea party! Thanks so much for another wonderful recipe!
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