Light fruit cake

  • Total Time

    2h 50m
    • Prep Time

      35m
    • Bake Time

      2h 15m
  • Serves

    6
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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This Light Fruit Cake Recipe is taken from Eric’s Lanlard’s Baking Mad masterclasses held at his cookery school Cake-Boy and can also be found in his delicious cook book 'Home Bake'.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C, 325°F, gas mark 3). Grease a deep 15cm/6 in cake tin with extra butter and double line the base and sides with baking paper.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl using an electric hand whisk until fluffy and light.

  3. Beat in the eggs gradually. In a small bowl, mix the orange blossom water with the zest and juice of the orange and lemon. Sift the flour, add all the dried fruit, then fold into the creamed mixture, using a large metal spoon, followed by the juice and zest mix.

  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the pre heated oven for 30 minutes. Turn the oven down to 150°C (fan 130°C, 300°F, gas mark 2) and bake for another 1 and ¾ hours until the cake is risen, golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

  5. Leave to cool for 15 minutes before removing from the tin, peeling off the paper and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. Decorate your cake with beautiful large pieces of glacé fruits or simply glaze the cake with some apricot jam warmed through in a small pan.

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  • Total

    4h 55m
  • Serves

    16
  • Skill

    Intermediate
  • Diet

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