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Christmas Fruit Cake

Christmas Fruit Cake

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 50

Total Time : 70

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • Mixed dry fruits 300 gms

  • Nuts 50 gms

  • Fresh orange juice 3/4 cups

  • Orange marmalade dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water 2 tbsp

  • Orange zest 1 tsp

  • Whole-wheat flour 1/2 cups

  • Almond meal 1/4 cups

  • Cocoa powder 1 tbsp

  • Organic cane sugar or brown sugar 1/3 cups

  • Eggs 2 nos

  • Mixed spices (mix of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, clove) 1 tsp

  • Baking powder 1 tsp

  • Salt 1/4 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Chop the mixed dry fruits ( raisins, apricots, dark raisins, dried cranberries, tutti frutti, cherries, dried figs, dates) and place them in a jar

  • 02

    Add fresh orange juice, orange marmalade mixture and orange zest Mix everything well. Keep them soaked for 24-48 hours in refrigerator. You can soak them for 2-5 hours and use them as well if you are in a hurry. If you are baking the cake on the same day you don’t have to refrigerate the fruits.

  • 03

    After 24 hours take a non stick pan, add the soaked dry fruits along with the juice, sugar, spices, butter and cocoa powder.

  • 04

    Stir and bring it to boil. Simmer for 5 to 10 mins with occasional stirring.

  • 05

    Turn off the flame and use it when it comes to room temperature.

  • 06

    Sieve the wheat flour, almond meal, with baking powder, and salt for 5-6 times.

  • 07

    Beat the eggs and add them to the fruit mixture, mix them well.

  • 08

    Fold the flour into the wet ingredients in batches, mix everything well until well combined.

  • 09

    Add the nuts(cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts) and give it a stir.

  • 10

    Scoop the batter in parchment lined baking tin, this cake gets baked for a longer time so there are chances of it to stick to the bottom. Hence it’s better to use parchment paper to line the tin.

  • 11

    Bake at 150 degrees for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until done.

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