Cakes · Recipes

Fruit cake

Ingredients 

Butter – 2 sticks + 6 TBSP unsalted butter ( basically take 3 sticks of butter and remove 2 tbsp from one of stick)

Sugar – 1 3/4 cup

All purpose flour – 2 1/2 cups

Eggs – 7

Baking Powder – 1TBSP + 1tsp

Vanilla extract – 1TBSP + 1tsp 

Fruit mix – 3/4 th cup ( a mix of dried orange, pineapple, cherrie) – can add cashews & pecans too 

Method 

  • Butter & eggs need to be at room temperature. 
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a stand mixer or a bowl (if using a hand mixer), take softened butter & gently mix.
  • Using a spatula gently scrape the sides for even mixing.
  • Add sugar to it & mix on medium till they are combined.
  • Beat in the eggs & mix for 2-3 minutes & add vanilla extract to it.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour & baking powder.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer. 
  • Mix thoroughly until everything is combined.
  • Add the mixed fruit & nuts to it. 
  • Add 1 tsp of all purpose flour to the mixed mixed fruits & nuts so that they do not settle at the bottom of the pan while baking.
  • Smear a 9*14 inch pan and with butter & pour the batter.
  • Place into the oven for about 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into the cake comes out clean.    
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