Light fruit cake

    Light fruit cake


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    About this recipe: This fruit cake is light, fruity and delicious. It's dotted with glace cherries, pineapple, raisins, mixed peel and almonds. It's the perfect cake to be used as a wedding or Christmas cake.

    Makes: 2 - loaf tins and 1 - 11cm round cake

    • 450g glace cherries, halved
    • 5 crystallised pineapple rings, finely chopped
    • 875g golden raisins
    • 360g cut mixed peel
    • 170g almonds
    • 125g plain flour
    • 450g butter, softened
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons orange juice
    • 625g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 6 almonds, split

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 140 C / Gas 1. Line the bottom and sides of two greased 23x13cm loaf tins and one round 11cm tin with brown paper. Grease the paper.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together cherries, pineapple, raisins, mixed peel, 170g almonds and 125g flour. Mix until fruit is coated with flour.
    3. In another large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in orange juice and vanilla. Combine 625g flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in floured fruit and nuts. Mix. Spoon batter into prepared tins, filling each 3/4 full. Arrange split almonds on tops.
    4. Bake for about 3 hours or until skewer comes out clean. Cover with foil if top gets too dark while baking.

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    Wonderful. Made half as only me and husband. It only took just over an hour with half the mixture. - 14 Jun 2015

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