I have been making different version of fruit cakes for each year. I was thinking what to make this year, i remembered the cake which i saw in karen’s blog. And i was waiting to make that cake for a long time. Finally i made it few days back and it was delicious.
Mocha Fruit Cupcakes
Rum Fruit Cake
Chocolate Plum Cake
Eggless Fruit Cake
Microwave Fruit Cake
Baking Time : 1 hour
Makes : 10 to 12 slices
Recipe Source: Contemplation and Rumination
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 200 grams / 1 3/4 cup
Unsalted Soft Butter – 200 grams / 1 cup
Sugar – 200 grams / 1 cup
Eggs – 4
Vanilla Essence – 1 tblspn
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Baking Soda / Cooking – 1/2 tsp
Dried Fruits and Nuts – 1 cup
Rum for soaking fruits
For Caramel :
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/4 cup
(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)
Two days before soak all your dried fruits and nuts in rum, you can soak them in orange juice as well.
On the day of baking. Start by preheating oven to 180 degree C. Grease a 8 inch round cake pan with oil and dust it with flour. Set aside.
Take the dried fruits and add two tblspn of flour. Toss well and set aside.
Now take flour, baking powder and baking soda in a sifter and sieve it well. Set aside.
Now take sugar in a sauce pan and cook it on medium high heat till it gets golden in colour. DOnt stir the caramel, just swirl the pan. Now when the caramel reaches the nice colour add in water and mix well. Set aside to cool down.
Now separate the egg, take egg white in a large bowl and whip it using a electric beater till stiff.
Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whip till creamy. Add in egg yolks and whip again.
Now add in half of the flour mix in and fold gently. Add in the cooled caramel and mix well. Now add in the remaining flour mix in and fold gently.
Finally add in 1/3rd of the egg white and fold well. Then add the final egg whites and fold very gently till it is nice and airy.
Finally add in the flour tossed nuts and dried fruits and fold well.
Spoon this into the cake pan and bake for 1 hour or insert a toothpick to check whether the cake is done.
Remove it and cool completely.
Now slice and serve
|Take all your ingredients|
|Grease a round cake pan with oil and dust it with flour… set aside|
|I soaked these mixed dried fruits and nuts in rum for 2 days|
|sprinkle some flour over it|
|toss well and set aside|
|take flour in a sifter|
|add in baking soda and baking powder|
|sieve it well and set aside|
|Now lets make the caramel…Take sugar in a sauce pan|
|heat it on low to medium heat..it will slowly start to crystalize|
|keep cooking..the sugar will start to melt|
|now it has started getting little colour|
|Now it has reached the perfect colour|
|take it off the stove and add water in it..First the syrup will crystalize, when you keep heating it will melt again|
|mix well..now caramel syrup is done|
|Now lets prepare the eggs|
|separate the eggs|
|take yolk in a small bowl and whites in a large bowl|
|beat the egg whites till stiff|
|it will rise and gets stiff|
|take butter in a bowl|
|add in sugar|
|use a beater to whip it up|
|now it is creamy|
|add in egg yolks|
|add in vanilla..you can add some rum or brandy in this as well|
|add in half of the flour mix in|
|add in caramel|
|add in the remaining flour mix in|
|now add in some egg white in|
|fold gently..this will lighten the batter|
|now add remaining egg whites in|
|now add in the dried fruits and nuts|
|give once final mix|
|spoon the batter in|
|spread it evenly|
|bake till done|
|cool it and unmould it|
|slice the top using a serrated knife|
|slice and serve|
|So soft and so spongy|