• 6 cups mixed dried fruits
  • 1,5 cups dried dates, ground
  • 1 cup dried apricots, ground
  • 1 cup candied pineapple pieces, ground
  • ½ cup cognac
  • 250 g (½ lbs.) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1,5 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Some almonds, blanched


  1. Combine all dried fruits with the cognac, stir, cover with plastic wrap and let soak for 4 hours at least.
  2. Grease then line the mold with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, blend the butter and sugar using a hand mixer to get a creamy mix. One by one add and mix the eggs. Add the sifted flour and cinnamon using a steel spoon. Do not mix too much.
  4. Place the mix in the mold, flatten the surface and top with almonds. Bake for 3 hours at 150°C (300°F). An optional and final step, flavor the cake with ¼ cup cognac.