Wednesday, September 16, 2009

International Food Feast - English Fruit Cake


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International food feast is not going to miss the famous English Fruit Cake. :)

Fruits have always been my friend and so is this cake. Its absolutely yummy and apt for any celebration.

I had made this for my sister's in-laws. The irony is that the sweet couple celebrate their birthdays on the same day but with two years of difference. :)


Wasn't it the best gift?!!! :)



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Ingredients:

All purpose flour - 6 ounce (170 gms)
Sugar - 5 ounce (140 gms)
Butter - 5 ounce (140 gms)
Eggs - 3
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Clove - 4
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cardamom - 3
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Tutty fruity -25 gms
Mixed fruits (Cherries, cranberries, raspberry etc..) - 25 gms
Cashews - 10
Raisins - 25 gms
Vanilla essence - 2 tsp
Caramelized Sugar - 2 ounce
(60 gms)



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Method:

Beat butter, sugar and egg yolk together in a bowl.

Sift all purpose flour, salt and baking powder together three times. Dice all the fruits finely and add it to the flour mixture.

Beat egg white separately till it forms foam.

Alternately add a little egg white foam and flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well.

Powder Cinnamon, cardamom and cloves finely and add it to the mixture along with the vanilla essence.

Now caramelize 2 tbsp of sugar in a dry pan without adding water. When it brows, add some water to it and dilute it. Add this to the cake mixture and mix well.

Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius.

Transfer the contents to a well greased cake mold and bake at 200 degree C for 30-45 min.

Yummy English fruit cake is ready to eat :) Have a happy celebration :)



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I had little batter left and these cute little cake lollypops were made with it :)




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Written by: Nithya
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39 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Yummy cake...send some for me

Kamala said...

nice presentation and yummy cakes

Pratheep said...

Fabulous presentation! Very tasty! Keep it up!

Mansi said...

This is so gorgeous..I simply can't get over it...wot a lovely decoration!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks absolutely awesome, very nicely baked.

Pavithra said...

Hey looks awesome and cute sweety.. Wish I am there to eat and celebrate with you all. Looks moist and delicious.. please parcel some here na..

Parita said...

WHOA! I was waiting for this from morning :)
Fantastic cake..but pls pls post the recipe in gms....

Preeti Kashyap said...

yummmmmm...I just love the fruit cake! So scrumptious!

Vidhya said...

wow it looks wonderful Nithya. I have no more words to says... I am just starring at this:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Its dfntly the best Gift for them!!
Cake looks Awesome!!!!!!!!

Mriganayani said...

So Adorable Nithya! The texture looks perfect and I love the little lollipops!

This just shows that sometimes you don't need fancy Shmancy stuff for cakes - just plain old simple cake without frosting or frills are perfect!

Ammu Madhu said...

நிதி சூப்பரா இருக்கு ப்ரூட் கேக்..ஒரு வேண்டுகோள்..எனக்காக ஒருமுறை எக்லெஸ் ப்ரூட் கேக் ரெசிப்பி குடுங்க..



அன்புடன்,

அம்மு.

Palidor said...

What beautiful cakes! I love the idea of tying a ribbon around it.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Yummy rich looking fruit cake:)

Pari said...

Looks absolutely moist and very inviting.

priya said...

soooooooooooooooo cute!!...looks so yummy n adorable, dear!..ur truly amazing!!!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

wowww, excellent nithya!!

Anu said...

Looks so yummy and delicious......

Abhilash Pillai said...

superb decolration, briliant cake, cute looks, adorable appeal, marvellous, delicious and pakka ... pakka cake.

VineelaSiva said...

Wow yummy cake.Can i have the cake?I love ur presentation dear.

Priya said...

Yumm yumm, am drooling rite now here..

kittymatti said...

wow! Looks so good with awesome decorations! great job!

Ramya said...

I love fruitcake but apprehensive in making the caramel..Urs looks delish witha lovely color.

Velva said...

This fruit cake looks really good! My hat is off to the baker. Thanks for sharing.

Sanghi said...

Delicious fruit cake nithya! Your SIL would be surprised and happy seeing this gift! Also the cake lollypop is a good idea to use the excess cake batter..!

Rekha shoban said...

nice presentation!

Divya Kudua said...

Lucky sis-in-law's:):)

Aps said...

C now i m here....there is no problem now :)...this luks wonderful nd same pinch i have the same cutie doll with me :) happy blogging keep visiting :)

Valarmathi said...

Wow looks super and yummy.

Sangeetha Subhash said...

I'm new reader of your blog and i love your recipes....
fruit cake is yummylicious...keep posting..:-) cheers.

En Samaiyal said...

Delicious cake dear ....Lucky SIL ...1 slice parcel pls...

RV said...

Yummy cake Nits..Texture of cake looks awesome... I loved your international recipe series...

Raje said...

umm yummy present. They are lucky to get this cute gift!

rekhas kitchen said...

OMG cake looks realy fantastic and I just love fruit cakes yum.

SnacksGiving said...

Looks yummy! Very beautiful

Gita said...

Lovely presentation Nithya...the cake looks so lovely and grogeous :)

my kitchen said...

Nithya,
Really Delicious,Send me one cake

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very yum...I love these fruit cakes too...

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