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Golden Fruitcake Recipe

Golden Fruitcake is a popular Continental Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Continental Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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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:

    1. Preheat the oven to 140 degrees C and prepare a 26-cm cake tin.
    2. Mix pineapple, cherries, apricots and sultanas.
    3. Cream the butter and castor sugar until it turns pale yellow.
    4. Add lemon juice, rind and beat it well.
    5. Beat in the eggs, one by one, beating well after each addition.
    6. Sift the flour on top followed by ground almonds. Fold in lightly.
    7. Stir in fruit and chopped nuts.
    8. Pour the mixture into a prepared tin, arrange the whole nuts on top and bake for 3 hours.
    9. Cool it on a wire rack.
    10. Wrap tightly in aluminium foil and store in an air tight container.
    11. Before serving, put a layer of iced sugar and milk.
    12. Decorate with silver balls.


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