Fresh Fruit Cake Recipe Simple And Easy Make Cake With Fruit At Home

Fresh Fruit Cake Recipe Simple And Easy Make Cake With Fruit At Home

Fruitcakes and variations of these have been being baked for hundreds of years. Traditionally made months in advance of a celebration, such as Christmas or a wedding, these cakes with fruit soaked in alcohol, are old fashioned. Fruitcake is best made with plenty of planning. Have no fear if you want a fruitcake in the near future. A quick fruitcake recipe will have you eating homemade fruitcake in no time.


For a Fruitcake:

1 cup unsalted butter.
1/2 cup light brown sugar.
1/2 cup dark brown sugar.
3 large eggs.
3 tablespoons brandy, plus extra for brushing the cake.
one orange, juiced and zested.
one lemon, just the zest.
3/4 cup ground almonds or almond meal.
1 cup chopped mixed nuts (such as hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, or almonds).
1 1/2 pounds chopped candied fruits (dried apricots, candied cherries, candied zest, figs, prunes, dates).
3/4 pound mixed dried fruit (such as raisins, sultanas, currants, dried cranberries).
2 cups all-purpose flour.
1 teaspoon baking powder.
1/4 teaspoon salt.

Making the Fruitcake:

Turn on the oven and prepare your pan.

Place the butter, light brown sugar, and dark brown sugar in a bowl.

Add the eggs.

Add the brandy, orange juice and zest, and lemon zest.

Fold in the ground almonds, mixed nuts, and fruits (candied and dried).

Place the flour, salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl.

Fold the dry ingredients into your wet batter.

Spread the batter in your pan.

Bake your fruitcake.

Reduce the oven temperature and continue baking. Turn the oven down to 300 degrees F. Then bake your fruitcake for another 90 minutes.

Test the fruitcake and remove from the oven.

Let the fruitcake cool completely while it’s still in the spring form pan.

Remove the fruitcake and wrap.

Brush the fruitcake with brandy. Brush the fruitcake with a little brandy once or twice a week. Take care to re-wrap the fruitcake well. Do this for several weeks, or until you’re ready to serve the fruitcake.

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