Recipe: Yummy Light Fruit Cake

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Light Fruit Cake. For this Light Fruit Cake I like to use a combination of candied mixed peel and candied cherries (can use either red or green). Candied fruit is actually preserved fruit that has been dipped several times. Light Fruit Cake- rich, luscious Madeira cake that's light, fluffy and moist with a wonderful buttery taste studded with dried mixed fruits.

Light Fruit Cake The Dundee Cake is a light fruit cake, believed to have been originally made and commercialized by Keiller's, a Scottish marmalade company, in the nineteenth century. A cross between the dense and … This Light Fruit Cake Recipe is taken from Eric's Lanlard's Baking Mad masterclasses held at his cookery school Cake-Boy and can also be found in his delicious cook book 'Home Bake'. This fruit cake is light, fruity and delicious. You can cook Light Fruit Cake using 16 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Light Fruit Cake

  1. Prepare 3/4 cup (120 grams) of candied mixed peel.
  2. It's 1/2 cup (100 grams) of candied red or green cherries (cut into quarters).
  3. You need 1/3 cup (40 grams) of dark raisins.
  4. Prepare 2-3 tablespoons of Grand Marnier, rum, brandy, or sherry (optional).
  5. You need 1/2 cup (113 grams) of unsalted butter, room temperature.
  6. Prepare 1/2 cup (100 grams) of granulated white sugar.
  7. It's 3 of large eggs, room temperature.
  8. Prepare 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
  9. You need 1/4 teaspoon of pure almond extract.
  10. Prepare 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) of all-purpose flour.
  11. It's 1/2 cup (50 grams) of ground almonds (almond meal/flour).
  12. Prepare 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
  13. Prepare 1/4 teaspoons of salt.
  14. It's of Zest of one small lemon (outer skin).
  15. Prepare 1/4 cup (60 ml) of milk (whole or reduced fat).
  16. Prepare of Some flaked almonds for decoration.

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. I prefer a slightly lighter cake with lots of fruit and nuts. And from a convenience perspective I could not be bothered to boil all the fruit.

Light Fruit Cake instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine candied mixed peel, cherries, and dark raisins. Mix well. Stir in the brandy to coat the fruit. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature at least 1 day(up to 2 days) to macerate the fruit, stirring occasionally..
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C), with the oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a nonstick vegetable spray, a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf pan..
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk dried ingredients together the flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest..
  4. In a large bowl of stand mixer and using the paddle attachment, beat the butter until creamy. Gradually add the sugar and beat until mixture is light and creamy. Beat in the egg one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula to ensure ingredients are all incorporated. Beat 1 additional minute..
  5. Beat in the extracts. Add the candied and dried fruits, along with any juices, and beat until incorporated. Beat in half the flour mixture just until incorporated. Add almond flour, then beat in the milk and then the remaining flour mixture. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and, if desired, decorate the top of the cake with flaked almonds..
  6. Bake for about 60 - 70 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cover with a piece of aluminum foil if you find the cake is browning too much! Remove the cake from the oven. Let it cool down in the baking tin. Cut into slices and serve..

I tried this recipe last year for christmas and it was exactly the way. When summer fruit is at its sweetest, it doesn't take a lot of work to transform it into one of these delicious, healthy desserts. "This cake is amazing, and it's so easy to make! Light and fruity, this simple cake is perfect for an afternoon tea with friends or family. Now stir in the soaked fruits with the juices and when well mixed, spoon into the prepared cake tin. Everyday Fruit Cake is almost apologetically easy.