Christmas Dry Fruit Cake Recipe

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Christmas Dry Fruit Cake
How to make Christmas Dry Fruit Cake
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 8
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Christmas Dry Fruit Cake Recipe: Bursting with the flavour of dry fruits, soaked in brandy, the traditional christmas cake takes a bit of effort but each delicious bite makes it worth your while.

Ingredients of Christmas Dry Fruit Cake

  • 2 Tbsp butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp all spice powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups currants; golden raisins; dark raisins (each)
  • 1 1/2 cups soft dried figs, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups dates (pitted), chopped
  • 1 cup prunes (stoned dried), chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups apricots (dried), chopped
  • 3/4 cup almonds (chopped), blanched
  • 10 tbsp brandy
  • 2 tsp instant espresso (mixed with 1 Tbsp water)

How to Make Christmas Dry Fruit Cake

  • 1.Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease a round 9- or 10-inch cake pan, and line bottom and sides with several layers of waxed paper.
  • 2.In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high, beat the butter and sugar until it looks thick and creamy.
  • 3.Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
  • 4.Sift together the flour, salt, and spices, then fold into the creamed mixture.
  • 5.Add the fruit, almonds, 2/3 cup brandy, and espresso, folding in well.
  • 6.Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • 7.Place the pan in the center of the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • 8.Reduce the temperature to 275°F and bake for 3 1/2 hours.
  • 9.Remove the pan from the oven, cover it with a thickish cloth so that the cake will cool slowly.
  • 10.When the cake is cool, prick the top and sprinkle some brandy.
  • 11.Wrap in waxed paper and store in an airtight container. Keep in a cool place for up to 3 months.
Key Ingredients: butter (at room temperature), dark brown sugar, Eggs, flour, salt, all spice powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, currants; golden raisins; dark raisins (each), soft dried figs, dates (pitted), prunes (stoned dried), apricots (dried), almonds (chopped), brandy, instant espresso (mixed with 1 Tbsp water)