Rich Fruit Cake Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time4 Hr 0 Min
Ready In4 Hr 30 MinHealth IndexJust Enjoy
Servings12Course
MethodDish
SpecialityVegetarian
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Butter8 Ounce (250 Gram)
 Brown sugar8 Ounce (250 Gram)
 Eggs6
 Plain flour8 Ounce (250 Gram)
 Ground mixed spice1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cocoa powder1 Tablespoon
 Oranges2 , rind grated and juiced
 Lemon1 , rind grated and juiced
 Currants8 Ounce (250 Gram)
 Sultanas8 Ounce (250 Gram)
 Raisins8 Ounce (250 Gram)
 Chopped mixed peel6 Ounce (175 Gram)
 Glace cherries6 Ounce, chopped (175 Gram)
 Blanched almonds2 Ounce (2 Ounce)
 Sieved apricot jam1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), slightly warmed (To Cover)
 Almond paste1 1⁄2 Pound (To Cover, 750 Gram)
 Fondant icing1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (To Cover)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 845 Calories from Fat 319

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g57.1%

Saturated Fat 12.5 g62.5%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 146.4 mg

Sodium 57.4 mg2.4%

Total Carbohydrates 126 g41.8%

Dietary Fiber 8.9 g35.5%

Sugars 86.1 g

Protein 13 g25.5%

Vitamin A 14.5% Vitamin C 72.9%

Calcium 19.2% Iron 15.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Line a deep 20 cm (8 inch) round cake tin with greaseproof paper and grease well.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until they are fluffy and light in colour.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Sift the flour with the spice and cocoa and stir in gradually.
Stir in all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and spread evenly.
Bake in a preheated oven, 160°C (325°F), Gas Mark 3, for 30 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 150°C (300°F), Gas Mark 2 and bake for a further 1 hour.
Reduce the oven temperature to 140°C (275°F), Gas Mark 1 and bake for a further 2 hours or until cooked.
Turn the cake out to cool on a wire rack.
Wrap the cake in greaseproof paper and foil and store for at least 1 month before using.
Brush the top and sides of the cake with the jam before covering with the rolled out almond paste and fondant icing.
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