Old fashioned fruit cake

Preparation Time

20

Cooking Time

45

Serves

4

Calories

4812

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A moist fruit cake that picks its flavour from soaked fruits and rum, it adds that wild flavour of fun to this seemingly simple cake.

Ingredients

250 gms maida
200 gms butter
200 gms sugar powder
200 gms mixed dry fruits (dates, nuts, cherries, kismis, raisins)
20 gms ghee (preferably RKG)    
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp rum
4 drops almond essence
1 tbsp pineapple jam 
½ tsp mixed spices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, caraway seeds)
½ cup caramel syrup 

Preparation

Sieve maida with baking powder
Add spices and the chopped fruits and mix well with fingers
Beat butter with sugar powder 
Adding the eggs one at a time
Add jam, essence and caramel
Fold in the maida and pour into a greased and lined tray
Bake at 180°C for 45 min
After baking, add 1 tbsp of rum on top of the cake

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