Christmas Fruit Cake
Recipe by Choccywocky
30 min 2 Moderately Sweet Main Ingredient: Sunreap Maida Cuisine: Indian Fusion
300 g Sunreap Maida
1 kg mixed dried fruit1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp ground nutmeg
200 g brown sugar
125 ml brandy
125 ml apple juice/cranberry juice/water
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp orange rind grated
1 tsp lemon rind grated
1 tbs honey/dark corn syrup
5 eggs lightly beaten medium
2 tbs glace cherries optional *to decorate
2 tbs blanched almonds optional *to decorateIcing sugar for dusting on top of the cake
Step 1Grease a deep 23 cm round cake tin, line base and sides with 3 layers of baking paper to 5 cm above edge of tin.
Step 2In a large saucepan, place butter, fruit, sugar, brandy and juice of your choice or water. Bring to boil, stirring, then simmer covered for 10 minutes. Stir in soda, cover and allow to cool.
Step 3Stir rinds, syrup of your choice, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and flours into cooled mixture. Spread evenly into prepared tin.
Step 4Bake at 140C for about 2¾ hours, checking after 2 hours. Cover hot cake tightly with foil, Cool in tin.
Step 5Once cooled take it out and place some fun cut outs to drizzle with powdered/icing sugar. If you want you can even decorate with the cherries and almonds.