Melt And Mix Fruit Cake

By Claire Brookman

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Mix it up this Christmas with an easy festive cake loaded with dried fruit and nuts.

All you have to do is throw all your ingredients of Melt And Mix Fruit Cake

  1. 400g butter, chopped
  2. 2 x 375g packets dried mixed fruit
  3. 2 cups dried pitted dates, chopped
  4. 1 cup pitted prunes, chopped
  5. 1 cup glace cherries, halved
  6. 1 cup dried cranberries
  7. 2/3 cup brandy
  8. 1/3 cup orange and mandarin marmalade
  9. 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  10. 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  11. 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  12. 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  13. 3 cups plain flour
  14. 2/3 cup self-raising flour
  15. 1 tablespoon mixed spice
  16. 2/3 cup blanched almonds

The instruction how to make Melt And Mix Fruit Cake

  1. Place butter, dried mixed fruit, dates, prunes, cherries, cranberries, brandy, marmalade, golden syrup and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in bicarbonate of soda. Cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 150u00b0C/130u00b0C fan-forced. Grease two 7cm-deep, 22cm round (base) cake pans. Line bases and sides with 3 layers of baking paper. Stir egg into fruit mixture. Sift over flours and mixed spice. Stir to combine. Divide evenly into prepared pans. Level tops. Decorate with almonds.
  3. Bake for 2 hours 30 minutes (see tip) or until a small sharp knife inserted in centre of each cake comes out clean (cover with foil if over-browning). Wrap pans in foil. Turn onto a board (this ensures the top of the cake is flat). Cool completely. Remove cakes from pans. Serve.

Nutritions of Melt And Mix Fruit Cake

fatContent: 295.882 calories
saturatedFatContent: 10.4 grams fat
carbohydrateContent: 5.8 grams saturated fat
sugarContent: 44.7 grams carbohydrates
cholesterolContent: 3.5 grams protein
sodiumContent: 54 milligrams cholesterol

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