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Christmas Fruit Cake



Fruit Mix

  • 1000 g mixed dried fruit
  • 65 g red glace cherries
  • 65 g slivered almonds
  • 65 g mixed peel
  • 1/4 bottle brandy
  • 1/4 bottle Port

Cake Mix

  • 1 tablespoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 250 g Butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons Parisian Essence
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Fruit Mix
  1. Mix fruit, cherries, almonds and peel with half of the brandy and port
  2. Cover, refrigerate and leave for up to 6 months stirring every couple of days
  3. Fruit Cake
  4. Line a spring form cake tin and preheat oven to 150°C
  5. Add cubed butter to Thermomix bowl and melt 7 min/50°C/speed 1
  6. Add all the other ingredients including the bicarb soda dissolved in warm water. Add the four. Mix 5 secs/speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl then repeat 5 secs/speed 5
  7. Transfer mixture into a large bowl with the soaked fruit and combine with spatula
  8. Pour into the greased and lined cake tin. Bake in slow oven at approximately 140-150°C for approximately 3-4 hours. Once sealed on top cover with a piece of baking paper to stop from burning

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Place a tablespoon each of brandy and port in a small container and brush some over top of cake very half hour or so. When cooked prick holes in the top of the cake and sprinkle with the rest of brandy and port and allow to cool in pan

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