Fruit Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    Fruit Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

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    About this recipe: This fruit cake is the perfect treat for afternoon tea, elevenses or as dessert. It's moist, packed full of fruit and walnuts and topped with a sweet and creamy icing.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 23cm tube cake

    • 250g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 200g cocktail cherries, drained and halved
    • 1 1/3 (432g) tin crushed pineapple, with juice
    • 115g chopped walnuts
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 350g icing sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 450g cream cheese, softened

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:3hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 23cm tube cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking power, bicarbonate of soda, sugar, eggs, cherries, pineapple and walnuts. Stir by hand with a sturdy spoon just until blended. Spoon into the prepared tin and spread evenly.
    3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool, then invert onto a serving plate. While the cake cools, mix together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in the cream cheese and beat until smooth. Spread cake with the icing when completely cool.

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