Quick Fruit Cake

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Total Time:
5 days
Serves:4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • 500 g - Raisins, black
  • 500 g - Mixed peel
  • 2 tbsp - Rum
  • 250 g - Flour/ Maida(Refined)
  • 250 g - Butter
  • 250 g - Sugar, powdered
  • 5 - eggs
  • 2.5 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp - Mixed spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Nutmeg powder
  • 25-30 ml - Caramel colour.

How to Make Quick Fruit Cake

  • To prepare the fruit mix:
  • Mix the raisins and mixed peel (cut them into small pieces) in a bowl and sprinkle with 2 tbsp of rum, cover and keep for few days.
  • To prepare the cake mix:
  • Cream the butter and sugar until its light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Before adding the last egg, add two tbsp of flour to the mixture. This will prevent the mixture from curdling.
  • Now fold in the maida with a wooden spoon. Also add the essence and spice powders.
  • Then add the caramel colour to give it a brown tinge.
  • Then fold in the fruit.
  • To prepare the baking tin:
  • Cut a strip of grease proof paper about 15 cm wide and long enough to line the tin. Remember to allow a few centimeters at the ends to overlap. Fold one of the long edges, up about 2 cm. Cut the paper at 2 cm intervals from the edge of the paper to the fold.
  • Then place the strip of paper inside the greased tin, fringed edge down, fit snugly around the sides allowing fringed edges to overlap the base.
  • Now place the cake tin on top of two sheets of brown and two sheets of grease proof paper and trace around the outside of the tin.
  • Cut out, and place the paper on to the greased base of the tin.
  • Then spoon the cake mixture into the lined tin, making sure it gets right into the corners.
  • Bake for 2.5 to 3 hours at 150 degrees centigrade. Fill up to 3/4 of the height of the tin.
  • Bake until the skewer comes out clean.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Mangalorean Recipes.