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Fruit Cake



16 slice(s)

Fruit Cake

  • 350 grams sultanas
  • 225 grams raisins
  • 115 grams dried apricots, Chopped
  • 85 grams dates, Pitted and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 orange, Juice and grated rind
  • 225 grams unsalted butter, Softened
  • 225 grams light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 70 grams mixed peel
  • 85 grams glace cherries, Quartered
  • 25 grams crystalised ginger, Chopped
  • 200 grams plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 6
    2h 30min
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
  • 8
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 6
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      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!
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 31

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place sultanas, raisins, apricots, dates, orange juice and orange rind in a large bowl and stir in the rum or brandy. Cover and leave to soak for up to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 150c. Grease and line a 20cm round springform cake tin.
  3. Place butter and sugar into mixing bowl. Mix 30 sec/Speed 5, scrap down the bowl then mix 30 sec/speed 5. The mixture should be light in colour.
  4. Add eggs, flour and mixed spice. Mix 15 sec/speed 5, scape down, mix 15 sec/speed 5 until all combined.
  5. Add mixed peel, glacé cherries and crystallised ginger to bowl with the soaked dried fruit and stir through.
  6. Add the cake mix from the mixing bowl into the dried fruits and mix through until the cake mix and dried fruit are fully combined.
  7. Spoon into the prepared cake tin and smooth the surface making a slight depression in the centre with the back of a spoon.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven fro 2 1/4 - 2 3/4 hours until the cake is beginning to shrink away from the sides and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely in the tin.
  9. If the cake isn't going to be eaten immediately, wrap in baking paper and foil and store for up to 2 months. To add a richer flavour, prick the cake with a skewer and spoon over 1 - 2 tablespoons of rum or brandy before storing.

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Other dried fruits can used ie Cranberries, currants, dried figs so long as the total quantity of dried fruit is no more than 785 grams.
Wash glacé cherries and dry on kitchen paper before adding. This will prevent them sinking in the cake.
If the cake starts to darken / burn at the edges when cooking, cover with butter paper or baking paper.

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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