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:

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

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  2. Wish i could grab a piece from the screen!

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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..

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  8. 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..

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. Wow.. delicious cake, healthy version priya!

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

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

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  15. Looks great Priya,Perfect for High Tea.Nice Click

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

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

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

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  19. Perfect tea cake..looks soft and moist.

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

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  21. Lovely, looks real fantastic. Should have tasted awesome.

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  22. Looks relishing want to grab from screen itself...

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  23. கேக் சூப்பரா இருக்கு ப்ரியா!!

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

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

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  26. Hi priya,

    Cake looks phenomenal.Good luck dudette.

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



    அன்புடன்,

    அம்மு.

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

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  29. Priya the cake looks absolutely delicious.

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

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

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

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

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  34. That's a cake packed with lots of fruit and nuts. Sounds pretty good.
    Thanks for joining us at High Tea.

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