|Recipe Name||Easy Fruit Cake (Nigerian Christmas Cake)|
|Recipe By||Nky Lily Lete|
Fruit Cake Ingredients :
This recipe makes a well risen Loaf Pan 8.5x2.75x4.5 deep Cake.
- 250 grams (about 2 cups) Plain Flour /All purpose flour
|Recipe Instruction||Notes: - Raisins, sultanas and currants are all different varieties of dried grapes, so feel free to make use of a combination of all or any one you can find. - I didn't use cherries for this cake, but you can if you want to. - The citrus peels can be of either orange, lemon or grapefruit or a combination of the three. - I also used oldenburger butter, you can get it at all big supermarkets, like shop rite and Park n Shop, at the fridge section. butter for baking cakes in Nigeria Preparation: A. Soak the fruits and citrus peels in the alcohol for up to 1month or at least 3 days. But if you are in a hurry to make the cake, you can boil it in a pot for 10mins with 2 tablespoonful of sugar and 1⁄4 cup water; strain and place in a bowl, then add the alcohol and leave to cool to room temperature and set aside. Easy Fruit Cake (Nigerian Christmas Cake), nigerian cake, christmas fruit cake, xmas cake, xmas fruit cake B. Prepare the pan by lightly greasing the insides of the pan with butter and then dusting with flour. This will prevent the cake from sticking to the pan. C. Preheat the oven for 15 minutes at 150ºC or the 300ºF mark. Steps 1. In a wide bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together and set aside. 2. In a separate bowl or cake mixer, cream the butter until it is light and fluffy, then add the sugar and continue creaming until it goes from grainy to fluffy again. 3. Break the eggs into a bowl and gradually add the eggs as you continue to cream. 4. Add the browning, flavor and alcohol soaked fruits. 5. Gradually add the flour+baking powder mixture, one cup at a time and mix until well incorporated. 6. Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan(half way) and smooth the top with a spatula. Easy Fruit Cake (Nigerian Christmas Cake), nigerian cake, christmas fruit cake, xmas cake, xmas fruit cake 7. Finally bake in the preheated oven (150ºC or 300ºF) for 1 hour or until the cake is springy to touch and has started to shrink out from the sides of the pans. Some oven bake faster, while others are a bit slow, so be sure to check your cake after 45 minutes of placing it in the oven, to know if it is ready or needs further baking. You can also check for ''doneness'' by sticking a skewer into the center of the cake; if it comes out clean, your cake is ready. 6. Cool the cakes in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely. This yummy fruit cake can be served with any Nigerian drink of choice.|
|Country of Consumption||Nigeria|