Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Fruit Cake (Just Bakes)


 This is a very easy fruit cake that doesnt require soaking fruits in alcohol & caramel syrup for colour.

Photo courtesy: Keerthi D'cruz
 

INGREDIENTS: 

Butter: 3/4 cup
Self raising flour: 2 3/4 cup
Eggs: 2
Sugar: 1 1/2cups
Dry fruits: 2 cups
Cherries: 1 cup
Ginger candy: 1/4cup
Candied peel: 1/4cup
Cashew nuts: 1/2 cup
Orange juice: 1 cup
Jam: 3 tbsps (any flavour)
Nutmeg powder: 1 tsp

 METHOD:

 Pre-heat oven to1600 C.
 Line an 8 tin with butter paper.
Chop fruits, peels & nuts into small pieces.
 Combine dry fruits, nuts, sugar, butter, jam and orange juice in a sauce-pan.
Add nutmeg powder and bring to a boil.
Simmer on low flame for 5 mins, stir in between. 
Cool to room temperature.
Stir in beaten eggs & fold in sieved flour.
 Pour into prepared tins and bake at 1600 C for 45 mins.
Remove from oven, cool in tin for 5 mins & then on rack.
 

NOTE:

If using plain flour, add 11/2 tsp of baking powder & sieve.
All measurements are with 200 ml measuring cup.

 

 

 

 

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