Sunday, January 2, 2011

Light Fruit Cake

Christmas is coming, i wanted to bake a fruit cake for this festive season.  Finally found a recipe from the Internet and I was very happy that it was a success and I like it very much.  Here are the ingredients needed:

the ingredients
120g butter
120 g sugar
sift together
140g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
combine together
250g raisins
250g sultanas
75g mic peels
120 g glazed cherries,chopped
100g walnuts, chopped
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup rum.(to soak raisins overnight)

First is to preheat the over to 170 degrees C.  Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time and beating well after each adding.  Stir in vanilla essence.  Gently fold in sifted dry ingredients.  Mix until the flour is well in cooperated.
In a separate bowl, mix together the dry fruits and nuts with a dash of flour. Fold in the mixture into the butter mixture.
Pour into lines cake tin and bake for about 1 and a half hour or until its done.
Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in pan for 30 minutes, then turn cake onto wire rack and remove greaseproof paper, turn the cake back to top side.
Completely cool the cake, brush a little rum on the cake and store it wrapped in foil in airtight container. Let cake ripen for 1 to 2 weeks before serving.

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