Moist Christmas Fruit Cake
Moist Christmas Fruit Cake – super flavorful fruit cake recipe that is moist and sure to please this holiday season, get the recipe
2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup of treacle or honey
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons milk powder
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon mixed spices
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tsp baking soda
Sift the flour, milk powder and spices t0gether.
Combine dried fruits, butter, sugar, honey, orange juice and baking soda in a large saucepan. Stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to boil and simmer for about 5 minutes over low heat. Stir consistently. Remove the saucepan and leave to cool.
Combine the eggs and gently beat it using a fork. Gently stir it into the cooled cake mixture. Fold in the sifted ingredients. Spread evenly into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour or until cooked.
Remove the cake and brush the top with brandy. Cover it tightly with aluminium foil. The cake is best eaten after a few days of aging.
To prepare 2-3 weeks in advance:
7 cups chopped mixed fruits (assortment of raisins, sultanas, currants, dried cranberries, dried apricots, mixed peel, glazed cherries, etc.)
1 cup of nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pecans or pistachio)
1 -1.5 cups brandy or rum
Pour the brandy or rum into the chopped mixed fruits and nuts. Keep it in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks before use.
Want a moist fruit cake recipe? Check out this moist Christmas fruit cake recipe as the method calls for boiling the ingredients first before baking. A new method to try that guarantees a flavorful fruit cake that is sure to please, recipe by Siew Loon Ho.
It’s the time of year again…Christmas!!!
Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. It is a season where you can feel so much love in the air and the melodious Christmas tunes never fail to make me happy. It is also a season of eating and drinking! Besides the Roast Turkey, having a really good fruit cake is also a must on my Christmas menu. This year I have managed to bake the fruit cake earlier then usual as I am preparing to pass them as gifts to my close friends. This is a must-try recipe from Catherine Lau which uses the boiling method. I have used this recipes for wedding cakes and Christmas baking and it has never failed to impress my friends and family. The big grin on their face is the best Christmas gift for me.
Fruit cake is a traditional British Christmas cake that is full of fruits and nuts and laced with alcohol, usually brandy. This gives the fruit cake a subtle brandy flavor and a moist texture, plus it also allows the fruit cake to be stored fora long time. I always enjoy eating it with a glass of red wine or even a cup of espresso.