Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

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Christmas Fruit Cake

JR Mattsen

By
@nzJen

Dates are used to add moisture to the cake.

Dried pineapple, papaya, cherries, can replace some of the dried fruit.

If cake looks to be browing too quickly lay a piece of baking paper across the top of the tin but avoid contact with the cake mix.


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Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

125 g
butter
1 c
white sugar
800 g
mixed dried fruit
200 g
chopped dates
1/2 c
sherry
1 tsp
mixed spice
1/2 tsp
ginger
pinch
nutmeg
1 tsp
baking soda
2 Tbsp
golden syrup
2
eggs
225 g
flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
chopped nuts (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Line a 20cm square cake tin with two layers of baking paper (or use butter wrapper or brown paper for bottom layer)
2Pour 1 cup strong tea over the mixed fruit (not dates) & microwave for 5 minutes. Stirring half way through. Add butter, sugar, dates. sherry, spices, baking soda & syrup. Microwave 2 minutes. Stir. Allow to cool fully (at least an hour or better overnight).
3Beat eggs until creamy. Stir through cooled fruit mixture. Sift dry ingredients, fold into fruit mix adding some chopped nuts if desired.
4Spoon mix into tin. Bake at 150C for 1 hour then at 125 for 2 hours or until cooked when tested with a skewer.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Australian