Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dry Fruit Cake

Plain flour: 3 cup
light brown sugar: 2 1/4 cup
Egg: 5 nos
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Veg Oil: 11/4 cup
Baking powder: 3 tsp
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp 
Orange juice: 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence: 1/2 tsp
Pineapple essence: 1/4 tsp
Dates chopped:1/4 cup
Cashew nut chopped: 2 tbsp
Raisin: 3 tbsp 
Tutti frutti: 3 tbsp
Cherry: 3 tbsp

Spice powder
Cinnamon stick: 2 nos
Clove: 2 nos
Cardamom: 6 nos
Fennel seed: 1/2 tsp

Grind all the spices together and keep aside. Sieve together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  In a bowl, beat eggs with a electric beater, add vanilla essence and pineapple essence. When it turns smooth add sugar, beat well. Pour oil and mix. Add the flour and spice powders, pour orange juice. Beat with a wooden stick (do not over beat and always beat to one direction only) till the batter turns to a ribbon consistency.

Finally add tutti frutti, cherry, raisin, cashew and dates and mix well . Preheat the oven to 170 degree C. Grease the pan with oil and sprinkle with flour. Pour the mixture to the baking tray and bake for about 45-50 minutes. Insert a skewer into the center, if its come out clean, Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack for cooling.