Sunday, July 19, 2015


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Fruit Cake made their appearance during festive celebrations such as Christmas, Hari Raya  and even Chinese New Year.  There are few types of fruit cake either steamed or baked and the dry fruit used varies in quantity, some soaked in brandy/orange juice or without soaking -  the fruit is coated with flour before adding to the  butter mixture.

I always love  Fruit Cake that uses less dry fruit in the recipe.  This Light Fruit Cake require you to soak the dry fruit in  orange juice or brandy overnight.   Next day you can proceed to bake the cake.

It took more than an hour to bake mine.   In case the top  of this Light Fruit Cake  becoming too brown, cover with aluminium foil  crimped around the edges of your baking pan.

On the occasion of this lovely festival of Eid, wishing you Eid Mubarak, may the blessings of Allah be with you always!

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Yield  :  16 servings

250 g plain flour
250 g softened butter
250 g  dry fruit mix
  50 g  red & green  candied cherries
170 g fine sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tablespoon condensed milk
4 eggs


Day before, soak dry fruit mix and roughly chopped cherries in orange juice.

Sift flour and baking powder.  Preheat oven @ 170 C and grease 9 in  round cake pan. I used loaf pan.

Beat butter and sugar until light and  creamy.

Add one egg at a time, beating  well  after each addition.  Add vanilla essence.

Mix in flour little by little alternating with milk, stir until well mixed.

Add in  fruit mix together with orange juice, stir.  Spoon mixture into cake pan,  level top with spatula.  .

Bake for  60-70 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Sit in pan for 10 minutes before transferring onto rack to cool.

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Rafeeda AR said...

Love the texture of the cake! Hope you had a fantastic Eid...

Beena said...

Awesome cake

Motions and Emotions said...

addition of orange juice will give a lovely taste

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

I wouldn't mind fruitcake anytime! :)

Winnie said...

I really like dry-fruit cakes. We don't celebrate Christmas, but we have a special holiday (around the same time) that we make lots of cakes like yours :)

Tehmeena said...

i love your cakes <3

seemesew84 said...

It looks so delicious I need to try your recipe :0)

Julie said...

perfect for a cup of tea,yumm

Katerina said...

This must be packed with fruit flavors!

Unknown said...

That looks good but not sure how to convert it to cups and degrees.

Jess said...

This sounds really easy! How neat!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

This fruit cake looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party.

Rachael said...

I have never thought about making my own fruit cake, but I love good quality fruit cake at Christmas time! I may have to try this in December! I'm going to pin this so I don't forget it!

Jas @ All that's Jas said...

That looks absolutely delicious! I love fruit cakes :) Thanks for linking up with us at Thursday Favorite Things!

Jas @ All that's Jas said...

That looks absolutely delicious! I love fruit cakes. Thanks for linking up with us at Thursday Favorite Things!

JollyHomemadeRecipes said...

It look so delicious..yum yum !!

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing the fruit cake at my last Fabulous Friday, I am taking a break from this party and doing another party where I co host and its called Dream Create and Inspire. Stop by if you have a few minutes
Thanks Maria

manisha said...

hi what can i use in place of eggs

Christina(ArtDecorationCrafting) said...

I think Fall is the perfect time of the year for cakes! We have so many fruits to use! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party :)

A Crafty Mix said...

I bet the fruit cake tastes so delicious and soaking the fruit in orange juice first sounds like a really great idea. We'll try that next time. Wishing you a beautiful Ramadan - Kul 'am wa enta bi-khair.

Donna @ Modern on Monticello said...

I have never made a fruit cake but just might try this one out. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersparty

Julie B. said...

This looks super yummy! So glad to have you at Homestyle Gathering!

Sum of their Stories said...

I love a lighter fruit cake. I usually use a recipe that my mum always used but this looks worth a try too :-)

Teresa B said...

Looks delicious. For me, fruit cake always reminds me of the holidays season.
Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

My thrift store addiction said...

Thanks for sharing your tasty recipe at Vintage Charm!