Crunchy nut cake decoration

Crunchy nut cake decoration

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Ices one 20 - 23cm cake nutritional info includes apricot & almond fruitcake
This easy almond cake topping makes for a beautiful golden decoration suitable for any special occasion fruitcake

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal710
  • fat44g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs68g
  • sugars51g
  • fibre5g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.65g
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  • 100g golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup, which can only be produced…

  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 150g toasted flaked almond
  • 150g whole blanched almond
  • 50g plain flour
  • icing sugar, to dust


  1. Bake the Apricot & almond fruitcake (see recipe to the right of this one) or any other 20-23cm fruitcake but bring out of the oven 10 mins before the end of the cooking time. Increase oven temperature to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Gently heat the golden syrup and butter in a saucepan.

  2. When it is all melted and runny, stir in toasted flaked almonds, whole blanched almonds and plain flour. Use a couple of teaspoons to dot the mixture all over the top of the cake, and pop back in the oven for 12-15 mins until the topping is nicely golden. Cool, then remove from the tin and cover the sides with pretty ribbons. Lightly dust the cake with icing sugar to finish.

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20th Mar, 2013
this is a brilliant cake topping. As I do not like icing and marzipan I topped my Christmas cake with this nutty topping and it was delicious.
Frantic Flapjack
2nd Dec, 2011
I used this crunchy nut topping to top the Apricot & Almond Fruitcake and it turned out really well - a lovely golden colour.
14th Nov, 2017
If I decorate my cake like this now (4/11/17), will it spoil by Christmas 2017?
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16th Nov, 2017
Thanks for your question. The apricot and almond fruit cake with the above decoration can be made up to a month in advance if wrapped well and kept in an airtight container.
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