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Fruity Christmas cake


christmas fruit cake

Ingredients 16
Servings 8
Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 250
    ml
    water
  • 310
    ml
    soft brown sugar
  • 1
    kg
    fruit cake mix
  • 250
    g
    dates - chopped
  • 250
    g
    golden sultanas
  • 250
    g
    cashew and macadamia nuts - roughly chopped
  • 7
    ml
    baking powder
  • 250
    g
    butter
  • 100
    g
    whole red cherries
  • 100
    g
    whole green cherries
  • 5
    eggs - beaten
  • 20
    ml
    vanilla extract
  • 125
    ml
    Brandy
  • 625
    ml
    self-raising flour
  • 5
    ml
    salt
  • 5
    ml
    cinnamon powder
 

Method

2 hours
 

Preheat the oven to 120 °C (250 °F) and butter the inside of a high, 25cm cake tin. 

 

Line the tin with three layers of baking paper and butter the inside again. 

 

Slowly heat the first eight ingredients to boiling point and let it simmer for 5 mins. 

 

Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool.

 

Add the cherries. 

 

Combine the eggs, vanilla and brandy together, and add it to the mixture. 

 

Add the flour, cinnamon and salt, and mix well. 

 

Spoon the mixture into the pan and bake for two hours. 

 

Let the cake cool in the pan and turn it out.

 

Sprinkle a bit of brandy over the cake and place it in an airtight container. 


Sprinkle more brandy over regularly to keep the cake moist.

 

Recipe reprinted with permission of Chef Mynhardt Joubert.

 

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