This depends on how rich a flavour and how mature you want your cake to be and how long you plan to make it in advance. Sign up to be first to know when new tutorials are added and LIVE shows! Pour over the brandy and orange juice and mix well. Do not over mix. foodgawker. This has become my 'go to' Christmas cake. Butter the bottom and sides of a © 2020 by TraditionalHomeBaking What we mean by 'feeding a fruit cake' is simply taking a few spoonfuls of brandy, or whisky and pouring it over the top of the (baked) cake allowing the alcohol to soak into the cake. We've just finished eating our second fruit cake which I made for last Christmas. If it comes out clean, it's baked. 480gSultanas 450gRaisins 550gCurrants 225mlBrandy 260gUnrefined dark muscovado sugar 1 tbspBlack treacle 5Egg I see from your notes on this recipe how I can get 4”and 6” cakes from the 8” mixture, but what about the 5” cakes? Round Pans. It may be a Yorkshire thing, which is where I live, but cheese goes really well with fruit cake. Morning Lynn. For square cakes, use the round quantities below and deduct 1 inch from the round cake chart, or alternatively, see the cake … 10oz (280g) Butter / marg 10oz (280g) moist brown sugar 1 lemon & 1 orange finely grated rind 1 tablespoon black treacle 6 beaten eggs with 2 tablespoons of brandy or sherry or rum This part can be done a lot easier and quicker when using a good electric mixer with a large bowl. Another recipe that you may like is this Light Fruit Cake decorated with an Apricot Glaze and Glacé cherries. Just think that deep cakes look niceespecially for a wedding. Pic I'm baking a 10" round but us a smaller recipe so I get about 2.5 deep … Stirring occasionally. If you love coffee, you may like to try this Mixed Fruit and Coffee Spelt Loaf Another lovely moist light fruit cake with a nutty taste from the spelt flour. Ingredients. 4 – 5 tablespoons. Preheat the oven to 170c deg Fan assisted oven. Far better to soak the fruit in the fruit juice before baking. Using your finger tips rub in the butter until you have a breadcrumb consistency. How do I change cake recipe quantities for different bakes? You can also soak the fruit overnight if you are making the cake early the following morning. Once the cake … Pour the batter into the prepared tin making sure the top is level and smooth. The collar will keep overspill batter contained. You're welcome Claire. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. When the cake is completely cooled, double wrap in greaseproof paper/baking parchment, and further wrap in foil. To find … when you say feed the fruit cake how would you do this? Preheat the oven to 170c deg (Fan assisted) Grease and line 1 x 8 inch/20cm round loose bottom deep-sided cake tin with baking parchment. Remember to rewrap it correctly between each feeding time. Washington Post. This looks like a great recipe .. Tips on baking a moist fruit cake follow Mrs Jones fruit cake instructions here: I am a numpty!! I like to make for friends, so the 6" option was great. The baking times will, of course, be different. Righty-ho on with the cake! Light Fruit Cake decorated with an Apricot Glaze and Glacé cherries, 1 x 6inch round cake and 2 x 4 inch round cakes. As all ovens are different, I would suggest using your own experience as you will know your oven well. This will help prevent the edges of the cake from baking too dry and possibly burning. The bottom tier is to be fruit with 3 assorted sponge tiers on top. October 20, 2019 by Lynn Hill 13 Comments. Soak the fruit in your favourite tipple for at least a week to plump it up. So if marzipan and fondant are to your liking, take a look at my post on How to decorate your cakes this Christmas. Read More…. This is the link to her post at The Pink Whisk Website. It was a very old recipe, on a piece of paper, that I found some years ago. NOTE: When baking large cakes, 25cm (10 inches… In my experience, these quantities produce a cake which is 2.5 – 3 inches deep. For a non-alcoholic fruit cake, soak the fruit in orange or apple juice rather than alcohol. The fruit has only been soaking for a day, and I hadn't known that trick about the cherries, so will do that if a second attempt is needed... Baking strips are on, water is in bottom of oven and Ive balanced a "lid" of parchment on top of the collar with a hole in it (a delia thing). Feeding a rich fruit Chrismas cake with brandy, rum or whisky can be repeated at regular weekly/monthly intervals. She doesn't cover a 5' cake tin, but the weights for the 4" and 6" will give you a rough idea of what the weight of the cake batter should be for a 5" tin. But it will also make cakes using either of the following sized deep sided cake tins; These timings are for a conventional oven and are meant to be a guide only. I begin with the temp at 170 deg, then reduce it down to 160deg. Testing the centre of the cake with a skewer until it comes out clean. Your email address will not be published. This is one of the simplest and easiest version of making a traditional fruit cake.In this fruit cake recipe, we boil the dried fruits in liquid which will make the raisins and dried fruits soft and plumpy and thus the cake … Pour over the Brandy and orange juice and mix well. I also made gluten free versions last year too. This will help prevent the edges of the cake from baking too dry and possibly burning. Required fields are marked *. Mix together all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt) with a whisk until fully combined. Then turn the temperature down to 160c Fan and bake for a further 55 – 60 mins or until the cake is fully baked. - (before I realised you had answered! Thank you . Would the cake mix be OK hanging around for this time? It’s such a versatile recipe. 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