Christmas Spiced Fruit Cake By Chef Raphael – H&S Xmas Recipe Of The Week
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This festive season, Chef Raphael’s Christmas Spiced Fruit Cake is an amazing recipe absolutely perfect for the Christmas season! It’s an alcohol-free cake, fruity, spicy & full of flavours something that everyone must definitely try out this festive season. So if you are having friends over for Christmas, fret not, try out this recipe as it’s sure to be a super hit! Check out the recipe details below!
CHRISTMAS SPICED FRUIT CAKE RECIPE
1 cup (210 grams) sugar
1 cup (240 ml) water
1/4 cup (55 grams) butter/margarine
1 teaspoon (2 grams) ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) ground cloves
1 teaspoon (2 grams) ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (300 grams) seedless raisins
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking soda
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup (150 grams) candied and chopped mixed peel
Preheat oven to 180C and place the oven rack in the centre of the oven and line a loaf tin or medium round baking tin with greaseproof paper.
In a large saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil the sugar, water, butter, spices, and raisins. Boil for five minutes, then remove from heat and let cool till lukewarm.
Stir into the above mixture the lightly beaten eggs, flour, baking soda, vanilla extract and candied fruit.
Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and bake for 50 – 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Cover and store, if possible, for a few days before serving.
Tip: This fruit cake can be frozen!