Feijoa and Walnut Cake

If you’re living in New Zealand, autumn (fall) is the time to enjoy the abundance of fantastic feijoas.  Even if you don’t have these trees in your garden, a friend is sure to drop a bag or two off during the season. They have a fresh and fruity taste and are very nice eaten either fresh or when used in baking. Feijoas are a rich source of vitamin C.
Walnuts are also available in abundance around the same time as feijoas in New Zealand, so why not make the most of your late summer harvest and bake this cake.


  • 3 cups peeled chopped feijoas
  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts, pumpkin & sunflower seeds
  • 1 ½ cups sultanas
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 gm butter
  • 3 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda


  • Mix fruit, nuts and sugar together.
  • Beat eggs and softened butter together and add to mixture.
  • Add sifted dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Bake at 160 Celsius for 45 minutes.
  • Dust with icing sugar. Enjoy!

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