Monday, 11 May 2009

Fruit cake: Mother's Day special :-)

10 May 2009
Successful Fruit cake recipe: Mother's Day Special; Yes we made it :)
  • Caramel ingredients and preparation
  1. 1/4 cup sugar
  2. 1 tbsp water
  3. 1/4 cup warm water
  4. 1tsp vanilla extract
 Heat 1/4 cup of sugar with 1 tbsp of water in medium heat stirring until the colour changes to dark brown. Once the colour becomes dark remove the pan and pour 1/4 cup of warm water and to this add 1tsp of vanilla extract. Be careful while adding warm water to the hot sugar syrup, it could sputter.
  • First Mixing: ingredients and preparation
  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 115 grams of butter, room temperature
  3. 3 eggs
Blend sugar and butter by adding the eggs one by one.
  • Second Mixing: ingredients and preparation
  1. 1 cup cake flour (can use all purpose flour too, I came across cake flour in cold storage so went for it)
  2. 2tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1 tsp spice powder (contains cinnamon, spices and nut mug)
Mix flour, baking powder, spice powder together. To this, add caramel water and blend well. Add sugar, butter and egg mixture and blend then all together.
  • Adding nuts and dried fruits.
To the above blended mixture, add 1 cup of dried fruits (raisins, cherries, dates etc.) and 1/2 cup of nuts. I added almonds and cashew nuts cut into small pieces of about 5 mm.  
  • Final step.
Pour the mixture into a greased baking pan, and bake at 176 degree

Celsius for an hour. Once done we can remove the cake . Insert a toothpick in the middle to check whether it
s cooked properly. If baking is proper, the toothpick comes out neat and
clean. Allow it to cool down and store it in a tight container. 

Our cake came out perfect and yummy!!

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