Christmas Fruit Cake

Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

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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

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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)

How to Make Christmas Fruit Cake

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.

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About Christmas Fruit Cake

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




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