Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kerala Fruit Cake

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Flour: 11/2 cup
Powdered Sugar: 1 cup /+ 1/4 cup sugar
Water: 3-4 tbsp
Orange juice: 1/2 cup
Egg: 4 nos
Margarine: 1/2 cup
Baking powder: 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
Orange Zest: 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tsp
Salt: 1 pinch
Vanilla essence: 2-3 drops
Pineapple essence: 2 drops
Rum: 1/2 cup
Tutti fruity: 4 tbsp
Cherry: 3 tbsp
Cashew nut: 4 tbsp
Raisin: 2 tbsp
Dry orange peel: 2 tsp
Cinnamon stick: 2 small
Clove: 3 nos
Cardamom: 5 nos
Fennel seed: 1 tsp


Preheat the oven to 170 degree c. Soak cherry, raisin, cashew nut, orange peel, tutti fruity in rum and keep aside for 2 or 3 days or at least one day before. Grind cinnamon, clove, cardamom and fennel seed together and keep aside. 

In a deep pan add 1/4 cup sugar and stir it continuously until the sugar turn dark color, reduce the flame and pour water to this n stir for 5-6 minutes. Switch off the flame and leave it aside to cool completely 

Sieve together flour baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat margarine and powdered sugar until smooth. add egg one by one to the mixture and beat well till the mixture completely incorporated. add vanilla essence, pineapple essence, lemon juice and orange zest, mix well. 

Add the caramelized sugar and spice powders to this and beat well. add the sifted flour, mix with wooden spatula. drain the soaked dry fruits and add to the mixture, mix well. 

Grease a cake mould with little butter n sprinkle some flour. Pour the prepared mixture to the cake tin and bake for 1 hr 45 minutes.