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Rich Fruit Cake Recipe


Recipes in English >> Dessert / Meetha Recipes >> Rich Fruit Cake


This traditional English cake is full of dried fruit and is enjoyed at its best with a cup of tea on a cold winter day. It can be eaten fresh but develops its flavour when stored for up to 6 weeks.



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Marinate the following for 12 hrs
bullet 50 g dried apricots, soak a little and cut into small stripes
bullet 50 g dried pineapples cut into small pieces
bullet 50 g Maraschino cherries * * cut each cherry into 4 parts
bullet 200 g sultanas and
bullet 200 g raisins clean and wash
bullet 200 ml orange juice pour over the dried fruit and leave to marinate

Pound Batter Dough

bullet 200 g butter mix until soft
bullet 200 g fine sugar add to butter and continue mixing
bullet 100 g almonds peel and crush slightly add to butter and sugar
bullet 4 eggs add one by one and mix thoroughly
bullet Marinated dry fruit fold into the mixture and mix well
bullet 350 g flour and
bullet 3 teaspoons baking powder sift into the above mixture and mix well.
bullet Spoon dough into the baking tin.
  • Line a loaf tin measuring 28 cm, or a round springform, about 24 cm in diameter, with aluminum foil. Grease the foil and dust with flour.
  • Preheat the oven. Bake for 2 1/2 - 3 hrs on low heat. If the cake should get too brown during baking, cover the top with aluminum foil.
  • Test with skewer. Brush some sugar syrup or honey over the top to give it a shine, then decorate with glazed almonds and some Maraschino cherries.
  • Note-1: Tightly wrap the cake in aluminum foil if stored for a longer period. Store in refrigerator.
  • Note-2: Maraschino cherries are an imported item, available in specialty stores in Pakistan.


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