Orange fruitcake


Ingredients 16
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • 125
    ml
    raisins
  • 125
    ml
    sultanas
  • 1
    whole orange, quartered and pips removed
  • 150
    g
    butter
  • 250
    ml
    sugar
  • 2
    extra-large eggs
  • 500
    ml
    cake flour
  • 5
    ml
    baking powder
  • 1
    ml
    salt
  • 5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 125
    ml
    sour milk
  • 250
    ml
    dates, finely chopped
  • SYRUP
  • 80
    ml
    sugar
  • 125
    ml
    orange juice
  • 5
    ml
    grated orange rind
 

Method

 
Preheat the oven to 160 ºC (325 ºF). Line a 24 cm loose-bottomed cake tin with a layer of aluminium foil. Mince the raisins, sultanas and orange quarters until fine or chop finely in a food processor. Set aside. Beat the butter until light and creamy. Add small quantities of the sugar at a time while beating continuously. Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition. Sift together the dry ingredients. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the sour milk and add to the butter mixture, alternating with the flour mixture. Mix well. Add the fruit mixture as well as the dates and mix well. Turn the batter into the prepared tin. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until the cake is done. The cake is done when a testing skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake. Meanwhile heat all the ingredients for the syrup and boil for 2 minutes. Cool the cake and pour over the syrup. Makes a large cake.
 

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