Dark fruitcake


Ingredients 18
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • FRUIT MIXTURE
  • 500
    ml
    raisins
  • 250
    ml
    sultanas
  • 500
    ml
    currants
  • 250
    g
    dates, finely chopped
  • 250
    g
    cherries, finely chopped
  • 250
    g
    mixed citrus peel
  • 125
    ml
    brandy
  • BATTER
  • 250
    g
    butter
  • 310
    ml
    soft brown sugar
  • 7
    extra-large eggs
  • 1
    grated rind of orange
  • 1
    grated rind of lemon
  • 875
    ml
    cake flour
  • 7
    ml
    salt
  • 5
    ml
    nutmeg
  • 150
    g
    whole almonds
 

Method

 
Mix all the fruit and pour the brandy over. Cover and leave for a few hours or overnight. Preheat the oven to 150ºC (300ºF). Line two 23 x 9 cm loaf tins with aluminium foil. Spray with non-stick spray. Beat the butter until light and creamy. Add small quantities of brown sugar at a time while beating continuously. Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition. Add the orange and lemon rind and mix. Sift in the cake flour, salt and nutmeg and mix well. Pour the batter over the fruit and mix well. Turn the batter into the prepared loaf tins and arrange the whole almonds on top. Cover with an aluminium foil lid and bake for 3 hours or until done. The fruit loaves are done when a testing skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the loaves. Cool completely and store in an airtight container. Makes 2 fruit loaves.
 

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