Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Old Fashioned Fruit Cake


Wishing all my friends a lovely Christmas...!!


Ingredients:
[The below ingredients are sufficient to create two 8"  cakes.]

To soak:
  • Jam 2 Tbsp
  • Dry fruits 650 g
  • Orange juice ½ cup
  • Granulated sugar 6 Tbsp
  • Vanilla extract 1 Tbsp
  • Rum / Brandy 5 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice 1 Tbsp
  • Powder of 1" stick cinnamon
  • Grated nutmeg 1
  • Powder of 12 cloves 
Mix everything together in a clean jar or container. If you plan to keep this mixture for more than a day, keep it refrigerated.



For the caramel:
  • Granulated sugar 1½ cup
  • Hot water ¾ cup
Put granulated sugar into a heavy bottomed pan and heat it in medium to high flame untill it reaches black in colour. At this point, switch off the flame and slowly pour the hot water little by little into the caramalised sugar. Keep it aside.



For the cake:
  • Pwd sugar 300 g
  • Unsalted butter 250 g
  • Eggs 5 separated
  • Granulated sugar 6 Tbsp
  • All purpose flour 200g
  • Baking pdr 1½ Tsp
  • Cashew nuts 100 g
  • Milk ¾ cup
  • Rava 50 g
Grease and line the bottom of the two 8" inch cake pans with butter paper and keep it aside.

Beat the egg whites and 6 tbsp granulated sugar till it turns glossy and stiff. Cream the butter and powdered sugar till it becomes fluffy. Then add the egg yolks one by one and beat well after each addition. Put the soaked dry fruits and mix it. Then add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and rava) into it and mix well. Pour the milk and caramel syrup into this. Finally, fold in the beaten egg whites. Transfer this onto the greased cake pans.

Pre-heat the oven into 180° C. Bake it for 1 hr 45 mins. Baking time varies from oven to oven.


[Recipe courtesy: Ria's Collection]

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42 comments:

  1. Looks so festive....yummy looking cake

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  2. Chirstmas in the air...what a beautiful season and what better way to celebrate than with the Old fashioned fruit cake....

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  3. Hi Tina, lovely fruit cake. Merry Christmas to you family.

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  4. As always u came with another mouth watering cake dear!!! Keep going with FULL SPIRIT!!!!
    Merry X'mas and Happy New Year !!!

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  5. Yummy cake n cute presentation

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  6. Well presented and perfect for celebration!

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  7. Very festive presentation...Yummy looking cake

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  8. thanks for this visual treat :-) Looks perfect for the festive season


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Merry Christmas to u and ur family Tina. Lovely cake and wonderfully baked.

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  10. Merry Christmas wishes dear ...Cake looks yummy ..

    You have a award in my blog do collect it dear

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  11. The pics look so good Tina! :) You are a pro! and the recipe so easy!

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  12. Looks all festive and delightful..yummy cake.

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  13. Tina, cake kandittu kothivarunnu...Merry Christmas to U.

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  14. Nice recipe,yumm..Enikku athinte mukalil vecha chenda ishtayi,Nia vavayude moshtichthavumm...Merry Xmas to u n family...

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  15. Nice n prfect cake for the season. Happy Christmas to you n family as well :)

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  16. Gorgeous Cake Tina...hows ur doull doing? Merry Christmas to you all!

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  17. Usually I make this cake, this year I am skipping it due to pregnancy.

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  18. Wat a beautiful bake, very prefect for xmas celebration..

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  19. Thanks for trying the cake,Tina! Merry Christmas!

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  20. lovely cake Tina, Merry christmas to you and the little one

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  21. Soft n yummy cake looks gorgeous dear...Merry christmas!!

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  22. Delicious cake Tina.Merry christmas to you

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  23. Merry Christmas Tina. The cake looks awesome and perfectly baked.

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  24. A fabulous, gorgeous xmas cake!!!!! Cant take my eyes off it ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  25. awesome cake and presentation...Merry Christmas to u n ur family..

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  26. wish i was your neighbour...i could have got a piece of this !! look great !
    LifeScoops

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  27. Cake looks so very delicious.Merry Christmas dear.

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  28. Beautiful Tina darlings....
    Wishing you guys a merry merry christmas !

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  29. such a delicious cake wid beautiful presentation...yummy cake

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  30. The cake looks lovely...merry Christmas to you!

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  31. Dear Tina,

    Beautiful post.The cake looks delicious.Merry Christmas.
    Wish you a very happy,healthy and prosperous New Year.

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  32. The cake looks so delicious. Happy Holidays!

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  33. Adipoli cake Tina..Hope you had a wonderful Christmas..Wishing you a very and prosperous New Year!

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  34. Fruit cake looks so perfect dear. Belated Christmas wishes and cheers!

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  35. The cake looks yum! Excellent!

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