Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Blogs 1st Anniversary Fruit Cake

Its my Blogs first anniversary and I am so excited about it...!!!!!!!!!Thank you friends for all the support you are giving me.

Fruitcake has been around for centuries and has a history as rich as its ingredients.In around 1400's the British began their love affair with fruitcake when dried fruits from the Mediterranean first arrived.Here I am going to share a delicious and easy fruit cake recipe with you.

Ingredients for Recipe part 1
Sugar - 1/4 cup sugar
Water - 1 tbsp
Warm water - 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract

1)In medium heat, heat ¼ cup of sugar with 1 tbsp of water and keep stirring until the color changes from light brown to dark brown.
2)This would take minimum 15 minutes. Once the color becomes darker,remove the pan and pour ¼ cup warm water.
3)To this add the 1tsp vanilla extract and keep aside.

Ingredients for Recipe part 2
Sugar - 1 cup
Butter( Room temperature) - 1/4 lb
Eggs - 3

1)Blend all the ingredients well by adding eggs one by one.Keep aside.

Ingredients for Recipe part 3

all-purpose flour - 1 cup
baking powder - 2 tsp
salt - 1/2 tsp
spice powders - 1 tsp (cinnamon powder,ginger powder,cloves powder and nut mug powder)

1)In a mixing bowl,add all the ingredients mixing nicely and keep aside.

Ingredients for Recipe part 4

Dried fruits - 1 cup (apricots, dates, raisins, cherries, currants, plums, tutty-fruity, etc)
Nuts - 1/2 cup (cashews, almonds,walnuts, etc)
Lemon zest - 1/4 tsp (grated orange skin)

1)Mix all these in a bowl and keep aside.

Main Recipe
1)Bring in all the ingredients from recipe 1,2,3,4 and blend nicely.
2)Preheat the oven to 350 F.
3)Pour the mixture into a greased baking pan,and bake for around 50 minutes.Once done place the cake in a cooling rack for about 10 minutes before removing the cake from the pan and store in a air tight container.

1)While making caramel be careful while pouring warm water,it might splatter
2)To prevent over browning, line the bottom and sides of the pan with foil. If you leave extra foil overlapping the sides, it will be easier to remove the cake.
3)Take care that you only fill half of the baking pan with the blended mix.The cake will raise as you bake.


  1. Congrats,Keep rocking!

  2. congrats on your blog anniversary .Cake looks so soft and tempting

  3. congrats the cake looks tempting and spongy.