Fruit cake can be made in two method,soaking and boiling.I had many attempts of fruit cake ,it was a failure .I tried soaking method was not quite successful,so tried this simple method.I tried the recipe from here , made some changes as i wanted a non -alcoholic cake.It turned out great.This is sure a keeper.This cake is quite easy ,not much of mixing.Do plan ahead as due to temperature outside was cold , it took a lot of time to cool down.
You can add dry fruits of your choice.I wanted the spice to be quite mild so added little.I have used grape juice as a substitute for alcohol.do try the awesome cake,you will not regret it.
Recipe Source : MyFoodTreasures.
Serves : 20 pieces.
- Egg - 2 Large ,beaten with fork
- Maida - 250gm
- Almond Flour - 50gm
- Butter - 125gm
- Light Brown Sugar - 170gm
- Grape Juice - 1cup / 200 gm
- Cirus peel - 50gm
- Raisins - 50gm ,chopped
- Dates & Prunes - 75gm
- Soda Bi Carbonate - 1 tsp
- Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
- Orange Juice - 1tsp
- Orange & Lemon zest - 1 tsp
- Baking Powder - 2 tsp
- Nutmeg Powder - 1/4 tsp
- Clove Powder - 1/4 tsp
- Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 tsp
- Almonds - 50g ,chopped
- Cashewnuts - 50 g,chopped
- Crystallize Ginger - 1 ,small piece , chopped
- Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
- In a bowl add butter , sugar, raisins ,dates , prunes,grape juice ,soda bi carbonate in a large bowl.Place in medium heat and give a stir .When the whole bowl is filled with foam , let it boil for another 2-3 min.Careful ,as the foam tends to overflow.Remove from heat.
- Now add the juice of lemon and orange and the
- Let it cool completely.It will take 30-45min ,depending on the climate.
- In a bowl sieve baking powder and maida. .Add almond flour to this and give it a mix.
- Line a 9" cake pan with 3 layers of butter paper.This ensures that the cake does not get too brown on the sides.
- When the boiled mixture is cooled completely.Add the egg and stir to ensure that the egg mixes .
- Add the chopped almond and cashew nut and stir it once.
- Now add the vanilla essence.Give a stir.
- Now add the flour little by little and give a mix, the color of the mixture will turn from dark brown to light brown .Add to the cake pan and immediately bake it in a
- Preheated the oven for 40min in 160F. When the skewer inserted in the middle of the cake should come clean.
- If the skewer is not clean again bake it for another 10min.
- Cool the cake completely .This taste great after 1 day.
- Using fresh grape ,orange and lemon juice makes the cake very tasty.
- Do line the cake pan with 3 layers of butter paper.
- Cool the cake completely.
- You can store this cake outside for 2 days ,it was good .