Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake
My dear husband having bad cough. Pity him.
Yesterday, while I was doing the Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix,
he asked "Ain't you are baking fruit cake for friends?"
I replied "No".  I know he is disappointed upon hearing my reply because 
Fruit Cake is his favourite.   I thought this year will give a miss
on baking fruit cake for our friends celebrating Christmas.  At the end,
still has to bake for my dear husband.So this morning, embark my journey
to bake Fruit Cake for him.

This morning, I have goose bump while hearing news that another
plane lost.  This time will be the third tragedy for Malaysia in Year 2014.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families involved.

This Fruit Cake recipe adapted from Donna Hay, Grandma's Christmas Cake.

Soak 500g of Mixed Fruits with 90ml Brandy (short of Brandy, I used Whisky)
overnight or few hours.

Soaked Mixed Fruits.
110g Brown Sugar.
2 Eggs.
150g Butter.
168g  Flour (shifted) with 1/4 tsp of Bicarbonate Soda.

Note : The above ingredients were halves from the original recipe and
some were not added due to limited ingredients.

Beat Butter and Brown Sugar until light and creamy.

Add the Eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
While beating, add some Flour if the batter curdle.

Mix the Flour mixture to the soaked Mixed Fruits until
all the Mixed Fruits well coated with Flour.

Add the butter mixture.

And stir until well combined.

Pour into lined round cake tin and baked at 180 Degree Celsius
for 1 1/2 hours.

Allow to cool in the tin.

Dear Husband, this whole cake is not for you only, do remember 
to save some pieces for me and our daughter.  
I better save some also for my mother because she also love Fruit Cake.

Enjoy Eating.

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The deep deep brown of this cake is really lovely!! I bet it tastes fantastic too!
Zoe said…
Hi Amy,

I laughed reading what you wrote to your husband... ha ha ha.

Yeah... A good cake like this must keep some for you, your daughter and your mum :D

Hi Amy,
Your fruit cake looks really moist and I can almost smell the whisky!
Thanks for linking with CYB!
sorry for visiting you so late as I was away before Christmas and just came back a few days ago.
Happy New Year!
Baby Sumo said…
Hi Amy,

How sweet of u to bake this for your Hubby. This year, I am super busy so we ended up buying fruit cake from the shop. Btw Happy New Year to you.

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