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Rich old-fashioned fruit cake

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6 servings
15 min
3 hours
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 6
1 kg mixed dried fruit

1/2 cup finely chopped glace ginger

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1 cup apple puree

2 tablespoons apricot jam

2 tablespoons orange juice

250 g butter

1 1/4 cups brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 eggs, lightly beaten

3 cups plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1 teaspoon ground ginger

Glace cherries

2 to 4 tablespoons whisky

Preparation

  • In a large bowl mix fruits, glace ginger, orange zest, apple puree, apricot jam and orange juice. Cover and allow to stand overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 150 C. Lightly grease a 20 cm round tin and lin with two layers of non-stick baking paper.
  • Cream butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add sifted dried ingredients alternately with fruit mixture.
  • Put into prepared tin. Decorate with rows of cherries. Bake for 3 to 31/2 hours. Cover with baking paper for the last hours to prevent burning.
  • Remove from oven and pour whisky on top. Leave in tin to cool completely before removing.

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