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Fruity Delight Christmas Cake

Fruity Delight Christmas Cake

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 45

Total Time : 75

Ingredients

Serves 5

  • Plain flour 2 cups

  • Milk powder 1 cup

  • castor Sugar 1 cup

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Melted butter or ghee 1 cup

  • Baking soda 1 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 1 tablespoon

  • Tutti fruity mixed 1/4 cup

  • Chopped cashewnuts 2 tablespoon

  • Chopped almonds 2 tablespoons

  • Chopped black raisins 2 tablespoon

  • Chopped and deseeded dates 10

  • Chopped cherries 5-10

  • Vanilla extract or mixed fruit essence 1 tablespoon

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • Chopped candied pineapple 1 slice

  • Plain flour extra 1 tablespoon for coating

Directions

  • 01

    Soak all chopped nuts and fruits except tutti-fruity mix in orange juice for 30 minutes

  • 02

    Strain the soaked fruits and mix tutti-fruity and coat in a tablespoon of dry plain flour

  • 03

    Sift all dry ingredient, flour, baking powder and soda

  • 04

    In a bowl mix milk, sugar, ghee, mix fruit essence and mix well

  • 05

    Add milk powder and mix

  • 06

    Add flour mixture in portion and fold gently

  • 07

    Add the fruits and nuts to the batter, fold again till well incorporated

  • 08

    Pour in a greased and coated 8 inch baking tin or use a mould if you are going to gift it to someone like me

  • 09

    Bake for 40-45 minutes on 140C

  • 10

    Once done cool on wire rack

  • 11

    Cling wrap and decorate with laces to gift it to loved ones

  • 12

    I had tripled the recipe and made several such cakes for my family and friends. You can see the sponge of the inside of the cake in the attached pic.

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