Since I am still enjoying my low sugar fruit cake for my evening teas, I think it would be ok to share this recipe past Christmas. I always enjoyed the fruit cakes in Goa till I came to the US and found the cakes way too sugary. I have always wanted to make it but felt it was a tough recipe till I made mine and found out that it just took time. Sharing my fruit cake recipe which has a surprising twist that includes a touch of heavy cream. I know call me crazy 🙂 I got the idea after enjoying many red velvet cakes made by Fresh and Easy. It had a lingering taste of creaminess from the dry milk powder and heavy cream used in the cake. My first attempt using dry milk powder in a cake did not turn out well. I decided to use heavy cream to the fruit cake since it is an intense cake with lots of sugar. You can make it alcoholic by adding brandy after the cake is baked read the foot note. I have added brandy while soaking raisins and candied dry fruits for 3 weeks.
Serving Size: 7 x 11 baking pan
To make mincemeat or dry fruit mix 3 weeks in advance
2.5 cups of tutti-fruiti / mincemeat
1/2 cup of candied orange rinds
1 cup of whole raisins
3/4 cup of brandy
Mix all the ingredients and keep in an airtight container for 2 to 3 weeks. Stir with a dry spoon every couple of days.
2 cups of flour
5 tbsp of heavy cream( optional)
1/2-3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp of nutmeg powder
1/8 tsp of clove powder
1/4 cup oil / melted butter
1/2 cup of silvered almonds
1 bag 17oz of halves walnuts
1/2 tsp of baking powder / soda
3 pinches of salt
Heat oven to 320F
Beat the egg, sugar, heavy cream, spice mix and salt mixture together. Next add the mincemeat.
After’s slowly add the flour and baking powder to the wet mix.
Spray you baking pan with some oil and pour in the cake batter.
Bake in the middle rack for 1.45 to 2 hrs. Check in between.
Aging your fruit cake with alcohol, then you can click on this link http://www.gratednutmeg.com/?p=4130 .
To make a darker batter you can make a dark caramel and add to the batter. Follow the link to my Plum Cake Recipe to make the caramel.
You can also watch my quick video to have an idea about how easy and simple it is to make the cake.