Steps to Prepare Award-winning Light Fruit Cake

Light Fruit Cake.

Hey everyone, it is Louise, welcome to our recipe page. Today, I’m gonna show you how to make a special dish, light fruit cake. One of my favorites. This time, I am going to make it a bit unique. This will be really delicious.

Light Fruit Cake is one of the most popular of current trending foods in the world. It is enjoyed by millions every day. It is easy, it’s fast, it tastes delicious. They’re fine and they look wonderful. Light Fruit Cake is something that I’ve loved my whole life.

To get started with this particular recipe, we have to prepare a few ingredients. You can have light fruit cake using 16 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you can achieve it.

The ingredients needed to make Light Fruit Cake:

  1. {Make ready of candied mixed peel.
  2. {Prepare of candied red or green cherries (cut into quarters).
  3. {Take of dark raisins.
  4. {Get of Grand Marnier, rum, brandy, or sherry (optional).
  5. {Prepare of unsalted butter, room temperature.
  6. {Get of granulated white sugar.
  7. {Make ready of large eggs, room temperature.
  8. {Make ready of pure vanilla extract.
  9. {Make ready of pure almond extract.
  10. {Get of all-purpose flour.
  11. {Take of ground almonds (almond meal/flour).
  12. {Take of baking powder.
  13. {Make ready of salt.
  14. {Prepare of Zest of one small lemon (outer skin).
  15. {Get of milk (whole or reduced fat).
  16. {Make ready of Some flaked almonds for decoration.

Instructions to make Light Fruit Cake:

  1. In a large bowl, combine candied mixed peel, cherries, and dark raisins. Mix well. Stir in the brandy to coat the fruit. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature at least 1 day(up to 2 days) to macerate the fruit, stirring occasionally..
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C), with the oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a nonstick vegetable spray, a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf pan..
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk dried ingredients together the flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest..
  4. In a large bowl of stand mixer and using the paddle attachment, beat the butter until creamy. Gradually add the sugar and beat until mixture is light and creamy. Beat in the egg one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula to ensure ingredients are all incorporated. Beat 1 additional minute..
  5. Beat in the extracts. Add the candied and dried fruits, along with any juices, and beat until incorporated. Beat in half the flour mixture just until incorporated. Add almond flour, then beat in the milk and then the remaining flour mixture. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and, if desired, decorate the top of the cake with flaked almonds..
  6. Bake for about 60 – 70 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cover with a piece of aluminum foil if you find the cake is browning too much! Remove the cake from the oven. Let it cool down in the baking tin. Cut into slices and serve..

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