Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake 23

Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake

  • Servings: 4 medium or 2 large cakes
  • Difficulty: Average
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Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • ½ kg. maida, ½ kg. rawa
  • 1 kg.  butter, 1 kg. sugar
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • 200 gms. plums
  • 200 gms. mixed peel
  • 200 gms. cashewnuts
  • 200 gms. cherries
  • 2 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ cup milk

Method

  1. Chop the plums, mixed peel and cherries. Grate the cashewnuts.  Dust with a little maida and set aside. (Use maida from the quantity mentioned above, do not use additional flour).
  2. Take a large mixing bowl and beat the butter and sugar till light and creamy.
  3. Separate the egg yolks and add to the butter mixture mixing well.
  4. Put the egg whites in another bowl and beat to a stiff froth.
  5. Sift the maida with the baking powder and add alternately with the egg whites, to prevent the mixture curdling.
  6. Fold in the mixed fruits and grated nuts.
  7. Add lemon juice, milk and vanilla essence.
  8. Put into 2 large or 4 medium cake tins.
  9. Heat oven for 15 minutes on medium heat.  When the oven is hot, put the cake tins and bake for 45 minutes or till done.
  10. To test if the cake is done, insert a knife in the center of the cake and if it comes out clean the cake is ready.

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