Saturday, July 17, 2010

Easiest Fruit Cake Ever

Easiest Fruit Cake Ever! - and variations

We made it this morning and it was yummy, but  bit like a plum pudding.


500g mixed fruit
600 mls chocolate milk
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup of walnuts - optional

1. Soak the mixed fruit in the chocolate milk overnight in the fridge
2. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Line the bottom and sides of 25cm square tin with either baking paper or alfoil, with the lining coming over the sides by about 5cm. Spray the paper or alfoil with some cooking spray.
3. Mix the flour and walnuts into the soaked fruit one cup at a time and mix in well after each addition. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and cook for 1½ to 2 hours. After 1½ hours insert a skewer or cake tester into the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean your cake is ready to be taken from the oven.
4. Leave the in cake tin until cooled and then put onto a wire rack to fully cool

nb: If the cake is browning too much before it is cooked, cover with alfoil.
500g mixed fruit
410 can Apricot nectar
1 1/2 cups SR Flour
500g mixed fruit
600ml unsweetened Orange Juice 
2 cups SR Flour
500g mixed fruit
2 cups plain black coffee
2 cups SR Flour

500g mixed fruit
600ml Iced Coffee
2 cups SR Flour

** You can add a generous dash of Brandy to any of these for the soaking process.
*** Also, most recipes use 1kg of dried mixed fruit. We used only 375g and found that heaps of fruit. I have compromised and used 500g for the recipes above.
**** You can add 1 cup of nuts to any of these recipes for a texture and taste variation. Do not soak the nuts.

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