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