Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dry Fruits & Nuts Tea Cake

Last weekend, when we went for shopping my hubby picked a pack of fruits and nuts tea cake and he just loved it also he finished that pack within a day..As he wasnt that much sure of the taste, he took a small pack of that tea cake but finally he loved that fruity cake and he started asking me whether its possible for me to bake a cake with plenty of fruits and nuts..I promised him that i'll try my best level to bake a cake similar to the fruits cake he bought at shop..I went through the baking book which Madhu gifted me long back and i found this recipe which was really near to the cake which my H picked at the grocery shop..But this fruits and nuts cake tastes much better than the cake he bought at shop, i prepared this cake with raisins,currants, dry cranberries,dry pineapple chunks; dry apricots, tutty fruity chunks, cashew nuts, almond nuts etc...Needless to say with all these fruits chunks and nuts, this cakes tastes fabulous, marvellous, healthy and delicious, we enjoyed having this beautiful fruits & nuts cake for ur snacks with hot tea and lil ones just loved it and didnt stop having even after their dinner as desserts..



185g Butter (room temperature)
1/2cup Sugar
3nos Eggs
1cup Golden raisins& currants
1/4cup Dry cranberries +dry apricot chunks
1/4cup Dry pineapple chuncks
3/4cup Tutty fruity chunks
1/2cup Almond nuts
1/4cup Cashew nuts
1+1/2cup All purpose flour
1/2cup Self raising flour
1/2cup Milk
1/4cup Honey

Soak all the dry fruits in quarter cup of honey for atleast an hour...Preheat the oven to 160C/315F..Grease and line a round mould or a loaf pan..Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl and just combine together, add the eggs one by one and beat well after each egg, mix the soaked fruits with honey and nuts to butter-egg mixture and add half of the flours and half of the milk to the beatened egg mixture, stir to combine and then stir in the remaining flours and milk..




Pour this cake batter into the prepared tim and tap the tin to remove any air bubbkes, smooth the surface with wet fingers and cover the top of the tin with a baking paper..Wrap the tin with a newspaper and bake for 1+3/4-2hours or until the skewers inserted in the center comes out clean..

Remove the tin from the oven, remove the top baking paper, remove the wrapped newspaper and wrap the tin in a tea towel until cool..Store these fruits and nuts cake in an air tight container!! Enjoy...

41 comments:

Sreelekha Sumesh said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful cake priya.U added most of the nuts and fruits,Very healthy.Will try one day.

*sangi* said... Reply To This Comment

Wish i could grab a piece from the screen!

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

Looks soft & moist

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

lovely cake dear.....

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! The cake is exquisite and delicate! It's nutritious too!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

wow that looks perfect...looks very moist ....

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful cake... Looks great!

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

The cake is so...moist and soft...a perfect cake for tea.....

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

my fav cake!looks great priya!

Medhaa said... Reply To This Comment

I love this recipe and will try it. Just wondering wont the newspaper burn in the oven? Never done that before so was wondering.

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...Must be tasty and rich..

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Friends, not at all Medha, we r just wrapping the tin, even i thought the same and i was bit nervous, for my surprise they didnt burned but they protected the tin and the cake to bake slowly and prefectly..

s said... Reply To This Comment

my kids dont like dried fruits too much thants why i usually dont make anything using them..but these looks really good and have great texture as well..

Ambika said... Reply To This Comment

The cake looks awesome Priya, I love nuts and fry fruits in my cake, especially the 'plum/rum cake' that we get in India, I miss that a lot here, this looks like a nice substitute!

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

I am sure you hubby like the home made one the best.
Wish i could have a slice or two as cakes like this are my favourit.
Could be also this cake reminds me of how my mom made cakes.

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! good one.. I can't seem to get over the fact that such delicacies are out of the microwave. Fantastic.

Sanghi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. delicious cake, healthy version priya!

Sangeetha Subhash said... Reply To This Comment

Wow thats really perfect!! looks so moist and spongy... nice one.

Jaishree said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful cake priya..Looks soft & moist.Wish i could have a slice:)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great Priya,Perfect for High Tea.Nice Click

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Love this cake ...looks yumm...

Malar said... Reply To This Comment

wow! what a cake..i love cakes...yet i didnt try it out..i have to do

dhanya said... Reply To This Comment

Tea cake looks delicious.

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

yummilicious! I love fruit cakes... you can try my 'christmas fruit cake' too :)
plz collect your gift from my blog...

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely delicious looking,Priya!Fruit cakes are one of fav

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect tea cake..looks soft and moist.

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely cake. I have bookmarked.Loved the idea of soaking in honey.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely, looks real fantastic. Should have tasted awesome.

Sireesha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks relishing want to grab from screen itself...

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

கேக் சூப்பரா இருக்கு ப்ரியா!!

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Your hubby must have been proud of you dear...looks yummy :)

Abhilash said... Reply To This Comment

wow! delicious cake... The vision is worth existence...

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya,

Cake looks phenomenal.Good luck dudette.

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

என்ன ப்ரியா கேக் வாரமா?எல்லா ப்ளாக்லயும் கேக் ரெசிப்பியா போடறீங்க!!சூப்பர் கேக் ப்ரியா..



அன்புடன்,

அம்மு.

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! cake looks perfect and yummy priya!! loved it.

Avisha said... Reply To This Comment

Priya the cake looks absolutely delicious.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Fruits and nuts , I am ready to taste the cake :)

sowmya.s said... Reply To This Comment

i love this cake too...looks so good..

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks wonderful Priya, i love this. Looks delicious.

Sumi said... Reply To This Comment

Love to take a bite at that cake.Have bookmarked the recipe.Iam always looking different Cake recipe.Will give it a try soon.

Aparna said... Reply To This Comment

That's a cake packed with lots of fruit and nuts. Sounds pretty good.
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