Golden Fruit Cake

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Total Time:
3-4 hours
Serves:8
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups - glace Pineapple pieces, chopped
  • 1 cup - glace cherries, halved
  • 1.5 cups - dried apricots, chopped
  • 4 - extra-large eggs
  • 1 cup - sultanas
  • 250 ml - Butter
  • 1 cup - castor Sugar
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • 330 ml - self-rising flour
  • 100 ml - ground Almonds
  • 180 ml - blanched Almonds or Pecan nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 100 ml - whole blanched Almonds or Pecan nuts
  • For Icing:
  • 1 cup - icing sugar, sifted
  • a few drops Milk
  • For decoration:
  • silver balls

How to Make Golden Fruit Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 140 C and prepare a 26-cm cake tin.
  • Mix the pineapple, cherries, apricots and sultanas.
  • Cream butter and castor sugar until pale yellow.
  • Add lemon juice and rind and beat well.
  • Beat in eggs, one by one, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift the flour on top, followed by ground almonds.
  • Fold in lightly.
  • Stir in fruit and chopped nuts.
  • Turn the mixture into the prepared tin.
  • Arrange the whole nuts on top.
  • Bake for three hours or until the cake is baked through and a testing skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Wrap tightly in aluminium foil and store in an air tight container.
  • Ice just before serving with a soft icing made with icing sugar and milk. Decorate with silver balls.