Friday, December 2, 2011

Fruit Cake

I fond always for the fruit cake we used to get in India from bakeries, they always have loads of cherries,nuts and black raisins, am somewat missing those fabulous cakes here. Two days back i tried to recreate that fantastic buttery fruit cakes with loads of dried fruits like cherries,apricots,golden sultanas and raisins..Usually this kind of fruits cake are prepared with fruits and nuts soaked in alcohol,but since i dont like it,i simply soaked the dried fruits in half a cup of orange juice and left aside for whole nite, they worked out prefectly and this cake tastes absolutely buttery,delicious and super divine when served with a cup of coffee simply for an evening snacks..


1+1/2cup All purpose flour
1cup Sugar
2nos Eggs
1cup Dried fruits (cherries,raisins,golden sultanas,apricots)
1/2cup Butter
1/2cup Oil
1tsp Vanilla essence
1/2cup Orange juice
1/4tsp Salt
1tsp Baking powder
1tsp Baking soda

Soak the chopped dried fruits in orange juice and let them sit overnite or more than two or three hours..In a bowl,sieve the flour,baking powder and baking soda with salt and keep aside..

Preheat the oven to 350F..Beat together the butter and sugar until they turn creamy, add the eggs one by one,beat well and add the vanilla essence,oil slowly,mix well..drain the orange juice from the soaked fruits and mix a tablespoon of flour to the fruits and keep aside,this keeps the fruits not to sink to the bottom of the mould while baking..

Slowly add the fruits,soaked juice and flour to the already prepared sugar-egg mixture,mix with a spatula,dont over mix, grease a loaf pan and pour the mixture into the pan..

Bake for 35-40minutes until a skewer comes out clean..Let the cake gets cool completely and slice as per ur need and enjoy with a cup of tea..



60 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

I love this tea time cake full of dry fruits...Looks yummy

Deepa
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Swetha said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Yummy Yummy... Lovely photo. Do you have a light box for your photos?

Valarmathi Sanjeev said... Reply To This Comment

i love this...looks perfect and yummy.

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

I bet this tasted divine...excellent recipe priya..:)
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Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

Priya - its almost like you read my mind. You will not believe it, thought I cook a lot, I never bake. Am very scared of it. Was planning to do something this week and my mind kept going back to fruit cake. Am definitely going to try this. Will let you know how it turns out.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Well explained would like to have it right now

Priya's Feast said... Reply To This Comment

Cake luks scrumptious....Happy Baking

Priya's Feast said... Reply To This Comment

Cake luks scrumptious....Happy Baking

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Fruit cake looks so perfect and yummy:)

Ambreen said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful & delicious cake, looks gorgeous!

Kavi said... Reply To This Comment

Oh!!! September 2012 is more than just fine! :) I finish with all my exams! :D
This is a wonderful cake! Do go through the rules & link it to my event - Jingle All The Way if possible! :)
Thanks!

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

nice cake


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Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

This would be perfect for the X'mas morning breakfast!

Suja said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect with a cup of tea,love it

revathi said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect delicious cake Priya.. loved it..:)
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Champa said... Reply To This Comment

I am sure this would make a wonderful gift bread/cake for the holidays.

Puja said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect holiday treat, it looks delightful Priya!
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Rani acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely tea time fruit cake,my favorite cake looks yummy!

Susan said... Reply To This Comment

Yes, a charming loaf for tea. I'll get the pot going. This is the kind of fruit cake I prefer, more cake than fruit. Very nice, Priya.

vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

Fruit cakes are my favourite,soaking in juice is a good idea.

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

My fav. cake looks so delicious and perfectly done,drooling here.

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

A perfect, delightful tea time cake!!
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Biny Anoop said... Reply To This Comment

right for this month....gr8

Aarthi said... Reply To This Comment

this looks like a perfect piece of cake

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

It's been so long since I baked one ,,,:) cake looks delicious ,

Isingcakes said... Reply To This Comment

That is very much inviting:))Something one needs with a cuppa:)) WEll done, Priya!

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

love this fruit flavored tea cake...perfectly baked,looks so soft n yummy!!! should try this too :)
if u wish do link it to my ongoing event, just a reminder..

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kranthi said... Reply To This Comment

i love fruit cake.let me try out

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Woww.. looks so beautiful and colorful.. thanks for the recipe :)
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Charishma said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect for tea time .
Priya thank you for commenting on my post,I really appreciate it....Iam always awed by you...you have crazzzzy collection of recipes...put up more that 40 posts a month...and still you take time to comment on my post...that is very nice of you.Thank you
Cherie

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect n delicious slices..
You can link this to my event,dear..
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Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

love this cake...perfect for christmas. all the best for the bake a thon.

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

luks so perfect........yummy

Treat and Trick said... Reply To This Comment

This is awesome and loaded with fruits!


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Spandana said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cake.. love all the colorful tuttifrutti :)

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect tea time pair. Love it.

ente pachakasala said... Reply To This Comment

my fav cake llooks perfect n delicious

Raji said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely cake Priya with goodness of dried fruits..superb !

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy looking one Priya, simply love it.

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Fruit cake looks fantastic...yumm...

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

I too love the raisins and tutti frutti in the cake. your cake looks moist and soft too.

Alpana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yummy........feel like grabbing a slice.

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

I too am a lover of this cake and I am loving the way your cake looks.

Amina Khaleel said... Reply To This Comment

wow... fruit cake looks awesome... delicious..

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

I can't wait to try this!so good!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Reply To This Comment

Yumm spongy,fruity and well baked one.Luv it.

bakingrecipes said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya, how are you? Fruit cake is my all time favorite and yours look perfect.

I saw your event announcement for peas and already have a couple of ideas. I think I will try it out and send some entries.

San said... Reply To This Comment

That's a very brilliant idea of soaking it in orange juice priya. Looks delish.

Ganga Sreekanth said... Reply To This Comment

The color looks so inviting..yummy

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Wow soft and yummy cake...perfect for the occassion

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Peeeeeeerfect!

Lijna said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks absolutely delicious...Wishes for your Bake-a-thon..

Roshan said... Reply To This Comment

nice idea of soaking the fruits in orange juice...perfectly baked cake...i can almost smell it here...

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Surprising Priya...we both have done with tutti frutti for this Bake-a thon..lol....cake looks awesome

divya said... Reply To This Comment

yum Yum this looks so mouthwatering !

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Gorgeous fruit cake, Priya!
You must have tiny little French Elves working away in your Paris kitchen to keep up this huge amazing production, on a daily basis...LOL

Manasi said... Reply To This Comment

Oh how well i remember this from Xmas time in India!
Looks fab:)

Fahad Khan said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely coincidence,I was eating fruit cake today!Hehe.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!:-)

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy cake and love the combo of fruits used. Thx for linking to the event.

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