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January 2, 2010

Rich old-fashioned fruit cake

Happy New year 2010 :)

Fruit cakes are normally baked during christmas & New year seasons. I soaked the nuts & dried fruits in whisky overnight. Flavour of soaked nuts & fruits along with the spice powders makes this cake taste just awesome.

Ingredients :
  1. 1 kg mixed dried fruit
  2. 1/2 cup finely chopped glace ginger
  3. 1 tsp grated orange zest
  4. 1 cup apple puree
  5. 2 tbsp apricot jam
  6. 2 tbsp orange juice
  7. 250 gms butter
  8. 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  11. 3 cups plain flour
  12. 1 tsp baking powder
  13. 1 tsp mixed spice
  14. 1 tsp ground ginger
  15. Glace cherries
  16. 2 to 4 tbsp whisky

Method :

1. In a large bowl mix fruits, glace ginger, orange zest, apple puree, apricot jam and orange juice. Cover and allow to stand overnight.

2. Preheat the oven to 150 C. Lightly grease a 20 cm round tin and lin with two layers of non-stick baking paper.

3. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add sifted dried ingredients alternately with fruit mixture.

4. Put into prepared tin. Decorate with rows of cherries. Bake for 3 to 31/2 hours. Cover with baking paper for the last hours to prevent burning.

5. Remove from oven and pour whisky on top. Leave in tin to cool completely before removing.

Enjoy :)


Unknown said...

looks so delicious..

Tina said...

Soft and delicious....

notyet100 said...

hppy new yr 2010,...;-)u can send this cake fro jingle evnt at my blog,..;-)

Ms.Chitchat said...

First time to your space. Enjoyed the simple yet neat recipes. Loved the cake. Pic is awesome. Will be visiting u often :):)


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