You will not believe how good this fruit cake recipe is.
As soon as you bite into the cake, the crumbliness will excite your taste buds. The sweetness and the tartness of the candied cherries, mixed fruits and raisins are so tantalizing that you will want more bites of this delicious fruit cake.
The chopped almonds bring the taste of the cake together. The saltiness of the almonds mixes together with the sweetness of candied cherries, mixed fruits and raisins.
Though the cake is crumbly, it is also moist and flavorful.
This cake is an overall winner, the taste of it reminds you of the holidays and it simply tastes heavenly. Take one bite and you will feel that spirit of Christmas.
Try this easy fruit cake recipe at home!
- 220 g butter, unsalted
- 250 g plain flour
- 200 g brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon Sunkist orange juice
- 1 Orange – juice & zest
- 700 g dried mixed fruits
- 3 eggs
- 80 g chopped almonds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ½ teaspoon mixed spices
- ¼ tsp salt (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 320°F or 160°C and start to grease and line a few loaf baking pans. The reason to line the baking pans so as to prevent the bottom of the cake from getting burnt.
- Then, beat the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
- Mix the dried fruits, Sunkist orange juice and chopped almonds into a mixing bowl.
- Add in the eggs one by one until well combined.
- Continue to sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and spices together until all the ingredients are well mixed.
- Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake for about 1.5 hours, monitoring constantly.
Many traditional fruit cake recipes include brandy or rum. If you wish to do so, just substitute the Sunkist Orange Juice with 3 or 4 tablespoons of brandy or rum instead. After the fruit cake is baked, further brush the cake with brandy to keep it moist. To ensure that the brandy reaches the center of the cake, you can also poke small holes at the top of the cake using toothpicks prior to brushing the cake with brandy to allow it to seep through.