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Candied fruit cake

Difficulté : Easy
Catégorie : Sweet
Cout : Low cost

It’s funny how tastes change over time. I really wasn’t a fan of candied fruit cakes until two or three years ago. And suddenly, I went crazy about it! Who knows why! I give you my very easy to make recipe. It will be necessary to start the day before to soak the candied fruits in the rum. A step with delicious fragrances. As with my ultimate pound cake (recipe HERE), I don’t beat sugar with eggs, or butter with sugar, or anything at all really! A quick mix and ultimately little yeast. The cake is nicely puffed up though! And forget about the flour around the fruit to prevent it from falling to the bottom of the dough. The important thing here is simply the consistency of the dough. If this one is good, the fruit will be well distributed! The cooking is done in a low oven for a long time and a rest one night is necessary to have a cake with a perfect cut.

Recipe for a 24 cm cake tin:

  • 150g of raisins
  • 130g of candied fruits
  • 130g of candied cherries
  • amber rum
  • 195g of semi-salted butter
  • 195g of powdered sugar
  • a little vanilla powder
  • 195 of egg
  • 275g of flour
  • 6,5g of baking powder

Soak the fruit (raisins, candied fruit and cherries) in enough amber rum the night before. 

The next day, they were soaked in rum, especially the raisins.

In a container, put the melted semi-salted butter, sugar and a little vanilla powder

Mix well and add the eggs. Weigh them, don’t count the ones on the picture ! Because I used a larger pan and larger quantities! It’s 195g of egg in the end for the cake pan used. 

Mix and then pour in the flour and baking powder.

One last mix and the dough is ready.

Drain the candied fruit well and save the rum!

Pour the fruit into the batter.

We mix, this time it’s good!

Pour into the cake pan lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 155°C then 25 minutes at 145°C with steam if your oven allows it. Otherwise, place a dish in the bottom of the oven for the last 25 minutes and pour boiling water over it. 

The cake puffed up nicely.

Remember the rum that was used to soak the candied fruit? Well, it’s time to soak the cake with a brush. Go for it generously!

Turn out the cake and let it cool to room temperature.

Then place it in the refrigerator overnight before eating! 

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