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:

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

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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  3. i love this...looks perfect and yummy.

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  4. I bet this tasted divine...excellent recipe priya..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  5. 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.

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  6. Well explained would like to have it right now

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  7. Cake luks scrumptious....Happy Baking

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  8. Cake luks scrumptious....Happy Baking

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  9. Fruit cake looks so perfect and yummy:)

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  10. Beautiful & delicious cake, looks gorgeous!

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. Perfect with a cup of tea,love it

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  14. Perfect delicious cake Priya.. loved it..:)
    Reva

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

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  16. Perfect holiday treat, it looks delightful Priya!
    USMasala

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

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  18. 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.

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

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

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  21. A perfect, delightful tea time cake!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  22. this looks like a perfect piece of cake

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

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

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  25. 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..

    Spicy Treats
    Ongoing Event : Bake Fest # 2
    Do participate in My 300th Post Giveaway

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  26. i love fruit cake.let me try out

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  27. Woww.. looks so beautiful and colorful.. thanks for the recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  28. 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

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

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  30. This is awesome and loaded with fruits!


    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  31. Beautiful cake.. love all the colorful tuttifrutti :)

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  32. Perfect tea time pair. Love it.

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  33. my fav cake llooks perfect n delicious

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

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  35. Yummy looking one Priya, simply love it.

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  36. Fruit cake looks fantastic...yumm...

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

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

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

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

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  41. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  47. yum Yum this looks so mouthwatering !

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  48. 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

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

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

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

    Vardhini
    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

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