Fruit Cake

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fruit cake

INGREDIENTS

Butter or Vegetable Oil – 2 sticks of butter or 1 cup oil
(I used Vegetable Oil)
sugar – 2+1/2 cup
Egg – 4 medium
Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
All Purpose Flour – 2 cups
Raisins(Sliced) – 1 cup
cashew (Sliced) – 1 cup
Dates(Sliced) – 1 cup
Walnut (Sliced) – 1/2 cup
Brandy/Rum/ Wine – 1 cup (I used Home made Red Wine)
Orange/lemon peel(Sliced)- 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
ginger powder / Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
clove powder – 1/4 tsp
nutmeg powder- 1/4 tsp

For Caramel Syrup
Granulated sugar – 6 tsp
Hot water – 1/2 cup
Lemon juice – 2 tsp

METHOD

1) Heat a Skillet pour Wine , add chopped dried fruits and lemon/orange peel and cook it for 1 or 2 mins.

2) Make caramel syrup
Add granulated sugar into heated saucepan, pour hot water and lemon juice dont stir it.allow it to boil and caramelize ,it takes approximately 7 to 8 mins. when it truns slight brownish in colour and wen it starts thickening ,add boiling water , swirl the pan slowly and carefully and keep it aside. Allow it to cool.

3) Beat the Oil along with the powdered sugar.
4) Add egg yolk (one at a time), mix all the egg yolk thoroughly.
5) Add vanilla extract.
6) Swift the spice powder along with the baking powder and flour. Once u start adding the flour , the beating speed should be reduced, it should be in a slow and soft pace.
7) Preheat the oven at 325 or 350 Fahrenheit
8) spay oil on the baking pan and sprinkle little bit of flour to it.
9) Add caramel syrup to the above batter
10) Add the dry fruits to it and stir softly.
11) Add beaten egg white (Fluffy egg white) to the Batter.(For getting the egg white more an more fluffy add little bit of powdered sugar).
12) Bake until a toothpick which is inserted in the center part of the cake comes out clean.It will take around 45 minutes in a normal square pan and 1 hr for a regular loaf pan.

:- U can avoid the 1 st step if u have soaked dried fruit mix.
:- Before starting the mixing process, separate the egg yolk and egg white in separate pans.
:- Beat the egg white for about 10 to 15 mins to get fluffy cream.

Recipe By
Kiran Mary

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