American Style Festive Fruit Cake Recipe

American Style Festive Fruit Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes two bar tin cakes

125 g

1/2 cup

2

1/4 cup

250 g

125 g

125 g

200 g

125 g

125 g

125 g

1/4 cup

1/4 cup

2 tablespoons

Unsalted butter

Soft brown sugar

Eggs, lightly beaten

Golden syrup

Dated, pitted

Glace pineapple, cut into 2cm pieces

Glace apricots, cut into 2cm pieces

Whole red glace cherries

Whole macademia nuts

Whole brazil nuts

Whole hazel nuts

Self-raising flour

Plain flour

Port or brandy

Method :
  • Preheat oven to slow 150oC. Line the bases and sides of two 26 x 8 x 4.5 cm bar tins with greaseproof paper.
  • Using electric beaters, beat butter, and sugar in small mixing bowl until light and creamy.
  • Add eggs gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add syrup, beat until combined.
  • Transfer mixture to large mixing bowl, add fruit, and nuts. Using a metal spoon, fold in the sifted ingredients alternately with the liquid. Stir until the mixture is almost smooth.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared tin; smooth surface.
  • Bake 1 1/2 hours or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in centre of cake. Leave cake in the tins for 1 hour before turning out.

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