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Bolo De Castanhas Do Para

Date: Friday 12th August 2016


You can impress the family with your Bolo De Castanhas Do Para (however, secretly to me and you – It’s a Brazil Nut Cake, using our multipurpose white mix).

A signature treat in Brazilian dessert making - It is super simple to make, combining lots of lovely tastes and textures to result in the perfect afternoon pick me up.



250g butter

225g sugar

250g Multipurpose white mix

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

50g dessicated coconut

1 pinch salt

200g ground Brazil nuts

2 teaspoons cocoa liqueur

3 eggs

Whole Brazil nuts to decorate

2 tablespoon ground Brazil nuts to decorate



  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C

  2. Combine sugar and butter together (mix on a low speed if using an electric whisk)

  3. Once combined, add the eggs one at a time

  4. Finally, add the remaining ingredients (flour, salt, ground Brazil nuts, coconut, baking powder, vanilla extract and cocoa liqueur).

  5. Place the mixture into a greased cake tin and decorate with both ground and whole Brazil nuts.

  6. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until the top is golden

  7. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving with fruit, ice cream or cream.


Don’t forget to tag us in all your creations, let’s all get into the RIO spirit!

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