Saturday, November 16, 2013

English Fruit Cake

250 gr butter/margarine
225 gr powdered sugar
7     eggs yolks + 4 eggs white
300 gr multipurpose flour
1     teaspoon baking powder
50   gr milk powder
500 gr mixed peel, sultana raisins and walnut ( I used "kenari" nuts)
1     teaspoon extract vanilla
pinch of salt
2      tablespoon rum

How to make:
  1. Sift together the flour+baking powder+milk powder, set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C) and  line an 8¼" (20 cm) round springform pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl beat the butter with the sugar and pinch of salt using an electric mixer at medium speed, until light and fluffy, add the eggs, one at a time. And add the extract vanilla.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until well-combined using a rubber spatula.
  5. Stir in the fruit mixture and mix well. 
  6. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula.  
  7. Bake for at least 50 minutes into an hour until a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before removal from the pan. 
  9. Spray the cake with the rum.

***************HAPPY BAKING*******************