Golden Fruitcake

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Total Time:
4 hours
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 cup - glazed pineapple pieces, chopped
  • 1 cup - glace cherries, halved
  • 1/2 cup - dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup - sultanas
  • 250 ml - butter
  • 1 cup - castor sugar
  • 1 - lemon juice and grated rind
  • 4 - extra large eggs
  • 330 ml - self raising flour
  • 100 ml - ground almonds
  • 180 ml - blanched almonds or pecan nuts, coarsely chopped
  • For the Icing: 1 cup - icing sugar, sifted
  • a few drops milk
  • silver balls for decoration

How to Make Golden Fruitcake

  • Preheat the oven to 140 degrees C and prepare a 26-cm cake tin.
  • Mix pineapple, cherries, apricots and sultanas.
  • Cream the butter and castor sugar until it turns pale yellow.
  • Add lemon juice, rind and beat it well.
  • Beat in the 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.
  • Pour the mixture into a prepared tin, arrange the whole nuts on top and bake for 3 hours.
  • Cool it on a wire rack.
  • Wrap tightly in aluminium foil and store in an air tight container.
  • Before serving, put a layer of iced sugar and milk.
  • Decorate with silver balls.