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Fruit cake recipe

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Uploaded on Mar 21, 2011

This video shows how to make a fruit cake. This cake recipe for a fruit cake would be ideal for a birthday cake or wedding cake. More details on this fruit cake recipe can be found at http://www.cookeryskills.com/recipes/....

This fruit cake recipe requires you to line an 8 inch cake tin with greaseproof paper (double thickness). See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlksiY... for how to do this.

The ingredients for this rich fruit cake for an 8 inch round cake tin are as follows:

350g plain flour
10g mixed spice
110g ground almonds
6 eggs (medium)
250g soft dark brown sugar
250g butter
1kg dried mixed fruit (currants, sultanas, raisins)
50g mixed peel
125g glace cherries
1 lemon
1 orange
250ml dark rum (optional)

If you want to make a special cake for that special occasion, such as a Birthday or Wedding, make it a few weeks in advance and add a touch more rum from time to time. The cake will improve even more over several weeks.

A good dark rum has been used in this recipe but you can of course use a good brandy.

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