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Christmas fruit cake is what memories are made of. Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe – a delicious and easy step by step recipe for fruit cake that’s perfect for Christmas or really, all year round.

Prep Time : 30 Min

Cook Time : 45 Min

Total Time : 1 Hour 15 Mins

Yield : One 6″ Cake 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup black raisins
  • 1/2 cup mixed dry fruits (dates, cherries, orange peels, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (for sugar syrup)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar (for cake batter)
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp clove powder (see notes)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. In a GLOBE pan on medium heat, melt 1/2 cup sugar slowly.
  2. It will first melt and then turn into a dark brown goop. Keep stirring and let it turn a deep dark caramel color. Don’t let it burn.
  3. Turn off heat and add about 1/4 cup water. The sugar will harden.
  4. Turn the heat back on and slowly heat the mixture until the sugar crystals dissolve.
  5. This will take around 10 mins.
  6. Let this cool and set aside.
  7. Pre-heat oven to 350F / 180C.
  8. Add 3 tbsp. flour to the dry fruits and nuts and dredge completely to coat it. This is so that they don’t sink to the bottom of the batter while baking. Set aside.
  9. Mix the remaining flour and baking powder, spices, and salt until well combined.
  10. Beat the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until fluffy – about 10 mins by hand, 3-4 mins with an electric beater. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Next, add 1 egg and beat. Then add a bit of the flour mixture and fold. Likewise, alternate between the eggs and flour mixture until they are used up.
  11. Add the cooled caramel and dredged fruits and gently fold in. Pour batter into a greased GLOBE cake pan and smooth the top.
  12. Bake for 50-55 mins until the top turns a dark brown and when a skewer inserted into the cake comes out with dry crumbs.
  13. Start checking from 45 mins to see if the cake is done.
  14. The top will look like it’s overdone but don’t worry, make sure the inside is also completely cooked.
  15. Dust with icing sugar when the cake is completely cooled

Let GLOBE cookware provide you with an experience like never before while you cook the Fruit cake.
 

Keep in mind:

  • The amount of fruits and what type you want to use is entirely up to you. We’d recommend to use orange peels if you can because it enhances the flavor a lot
  • If you plan to ice the cake, reduce sugar by 1/3 cup. This cake is sweet enough on its own
  • We’ve adjusted the amount of sugar from our original recipe since we found the cake too sweet
  • If you don’t want to make the sugar syrup for Christmas cake from scratch, you can buy treacle from stores. It’s a thick sugar syrup that may also include molasses. Use 1/4 cup in place of the sugar syrup in this recipe
  • You can replace the cashew nuts with almonds or walnuts too
  • The cake will be a bit tough to unmold if you don’t grease the GLOBE cake pan generously

Happy cooking with GLOBE.

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