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Honey fruitcake Recipe

Honey fruitcake is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 175 gm - Butter or margarine, softened
  • 175 gm - clear Honey
  • grated rind of 1 Lemon
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 225 gm or 2 cups - whole meal flour
  • 10 ml or 2 tsp - baking powder
  • 5 ml or 1 tsp - ground mixed (apple-pie) spice
  • 100 gm - Raisins
  • 100 gm - sultanas (golden raisins)
  • 100 gm - Currants
  • 50 gm - ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped
  • 50 gm - chopped mixed (candied) peel
  • 25 gm - ground Almonds
  • How to Make Honey fruitcake:

    1. Cream the butter or margarine, honey and lemon rind until light and fluffy.
    2. Gradually add the eggs, then fold in the flour, baking powder and mixed spice.
    3. Stir in the fruit and ground almonds.
    4. Spoon into a greased and lined 20 cm/8 inch cake pan and make a slight hollow in the centre.
    5. Arrange the almonds around the top edge of the cake.
    6. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees C for 2 to 2.5 hours until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
    7. Cover the top of the cake with greaseproof paper towards the end of the cooking time, if it is over-browning.
    8. Leave to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to finish cooling.


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