Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Fruit Cake - It Is Christmas Time

Fruit Cake

It is Christmas time and time for the yummilicious Fruit Cake. They are so many recipes available on this online: With Rum, Non Alcohol, With Caramel Sauce, with Brown Sugar etc.

This recipe I am sharing is easy and pretty simple. We need equal amount of Butter,sugar,Maida and Egg to whip this cake.

This cake will be fluffy inside and crispy outside.


Maida /AFP - 1 Cup
Butter - 1 Cup (AT room temperature)
Egg - 1 Cup
Sugar - 1 Cup
Baking powder - 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla Essence - Few Drops
Mixed Fruits and Nuts - 1 Cup (See notes below)


Pre Heat the Oven at 180C. Take a Baking pan and grease it with butter and dust it with Maida.

Sieve the Maida and Baking Powder together. Sieving them together will ensure that they mixed well together uniformly. If you are a beginner you can sieve it may be 2-3 times.

Take the fruit and Nuts you want and add a tablespoon of Maida to it and mix it. The mixing of Mida will ensure that the Fruit and Nuts don't sink and is spread all over the cake.

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. To this add the Vanilla essence and eggs and mix well.

Now add the sieved Maida + Baking powder to the Butter-Sugar-egg mixture and fold it.

Dont beat the batter as it will make the cake so hard. So gently fold the Maida in the wet ingredients. Folding is done to ensure that they is aeration which will make the cake fluffy inside and Crispy outside.

To this add the prepared Fruits and Nuts and gently mix this.

Now pour this prepared Batter into the prepared Baking tin and Bake it for 20-25 Minutes at 180C.

Once it is done, cool it completely and slice them and Serve.

Merry Christmas. 


The choice of Fruits and Nuts is completely up to you. I have used Cashews,Cranberris,Tutti Frutti,Badam,Walnuts,Fig,Dates,Candied Orange peel, Cake Seeds and Pista.

You can add whatever you want and how much ever you want.


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