Sunday, December 25, 2011

Light Fruit Cake

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Light Fruit Cake ... Light & buttery fruit cake, filled with candied fruits & nuts.

Today's post is my last post of the year. Thank you for your encouragement & support throughout 2011. It really means a lot to me. I hope that you'll continue to support me in the new year :)

Warmest Christmas wishes to you all and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Wishing you all a new year full of happiness, joy & laughter. May each day of the New Year bring sweet surprises for all of us. Hope to see you all in 2012 :)

Light Fruit Cake

Serves : 6 - 8

Ingredients :
  •  1/2 cup mixed candied fruit, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp.  baking powder
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp.  vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup milk ( or as required )
Method :
  • Heat the oven to 180 C / 350F. Grease & line 7" round cake tin with baking paper.
  • Combine candied fruit, raisins, currants & nuts in a bowl. Sprinkle 2 tbsp. flour, toss well & keep aside.
  • Sift remaining flour & baking powder in a bowl; keep aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time ( Add a tablespoon of flour, if the mixture curdles ).
  • Beat in vanilla essence.
  • Fold in the flour mixture along with milk, using a spatula or beat in, on a very low speed until just mixed  ( Do not over-mix it) .
  • Stir in candied fruit and nuts mixture.
  • Spoon the batter in the cake tin and gently spread out with a spatula.
  • Bake for 50 - 60 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven & allow to stand for 5 minutes before turning on to a wire rack to cool.
  • Let the cake cool completely, dust with Icing sugar & serve.

Sending this to these events :  
Winter Carnival , Sinful Delights , Christmas Delicacy , Bake with your heart , CC- Holiday Baking , Baked Goodies , Bake Fest # 2 ( Vardhini's Bake Fest ) , Only : Cakes & cookies , Jingle All The Way , Serve It: Baked Sweet ( by Krithi's Kitchen & Oh Taste n See ) , New Year New Dish , Yummy Dessert 4 New Year

Linking this recipe to these :

A Round Tuit , Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop , Friday Favorites , Hookin Up with HoH , It’s a Keeper Thursday , It's a Party! , More The Merrier Monday , {nifty thrifty sunday} , Savory Sunday , Savvy HomeMade Monday , Simply Link{Party} , Strut Your Stuff Saturday , Sundae Scoop , Sweet Indulgences Sunday , Sweet Tooth Friday , Sweets for a Saturday , Tasty Tuesday Party , The Sunday Showcase Party , These Chicks Cooked Link Party , Think Pink Sundays , Tuesday Confessional Link Party , Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party , Weekend Show Off Party , Full Plate Thursday , SYS Blog Link Party , Holiday Link Party , fridays unfolded , Feature Yourself Friday , Freestyle Friday , Tuesday Talent Show , Thrifty Thursday , Delicately Constructed Friday! , Potpourri Party , Family Friday , Blog Stalking Thursday , Wicked Awesome Wednesday , Bake with Bizzy , Sweet Treats Thursday , Serenity Saturday , {holiday sweep swap , Let's Do Brunch , Shine On Fridays , Anything Goes Linky Party! , Anything Goes Linky , Creative Juice Thursday , Frugal Days Sustainable Ways , Creative Thursday , Foodie Friday

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. awesome fruit cake...........baked it perfectly

  2. wow super yummy n soft.. perfectly made..

  3. Ambreen, This looks Amazing !!
    My mother really likes fruit cake, I will definitely try your recipe and will tell you how it turns out !

  4. Perfect fruit cake for Christmas! :)

  5. delicious looking cake and presentation

  6. Perfect texture and irresistible! Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

  7. Merry Christmas!

    This cake looks so gorgeous. I am definitely going to bake up a batch by week's end! Thanks so much...

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  8. Waoo,,mouth watering clicks :) seems so soft & yummy! hmmmm *(*

  9. Your blog has been great and looking forward to more next year..Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

  10. A wonderful bake..looks awesome..
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year

  11. SS yummy cake ambreen,,,,,, SssssSSSS nice click

  12. Wat an incredible and beautiful cake,feel like having a slice..

  13. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you, my friend :)

  14. ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨°º
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    ¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮FELIZ 2012!!!

  15. Thank you for joining us at Creative Thursday (Creative Monday in the new year) this looks so good I could just eat some,I hope you link up with us in the new year ,following back :)

  16. My husband would definitely love this. He's a big fan of fruit cake. I like the way it looks nice and light. Perfect! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  17. This sure looks tasty! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  18. This cake looks absolutely perfect and so tasty! Lovely photos too!
    Have a Happy New Year!!!

  19. What a beautiful fruit cake...Happy Holidays!

  20. I really do enjoy lighter fruitcakes and yours looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.

  21. wow...perfect fruit cake,looks so soft n delish...thank U so much for linking it to Bake Fest..

  22. mmmm... the cake looks so soft and moist dear.

  23. What a beautiful fruit cake! And what a way to end 2011 on a sweet note =) See you next year!

  24. Wow .. love the colors and the cake looks awesome. Thx for linking to Sinful Delights.

  25. Thank you everyone for visiting. I'm trying to catch up with you all, but having no luck at all :)

  26. whoa..that's a seriously pretty fruit cake!

  27. cake looks so soft... must have tasted delicious... Wishing you a very happy new year...

  28. What a lovely tasty and bright looking cake!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Best wishes for a fabulous New Year 2012!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  29. Please grab the award which is waiting for u at my space……… z d link.

  30. Colorful & inviting cake ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  31. Yummilicious n Awesome bake!!
    Thanx a lot for linking it to my event..
    Happy New Year !!
    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
    Erivum Puliyum

  32. You ended on a high note. I don't love heavy fruitcake but this, I think, I could dig into.

  33. Your light fruit cake looks delicious! I will add to my recipe collection. Pat

  34. Hi Ambreen - just wanted to let you know that my daughter made some rainbow lamingtons following your recipe and posted them on her blog

    Cakes Creative

    with a link to you! Thanks for sharing this recipe! they were super tasty!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  35. Just popping back for another look,this is great thank you for sharing Happy New year :)

  36. Thank you my sweet friends for your kind words :)

    Jill ... Thank you for trying out my Lamingtons recipe. Glad you liked it :)

  37. This is a beautiful Fruit Cake and one that I really want to make. I am putting this one on the list. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
    Miz Helen

  38. Hey Ambreen thanku for the award..... I need to talk sumthing... Can u email me or... Send me ur email address privately??

  39. Your fruit cake recipe looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to have you come back next Saturday and share more of your recipes.
    -The Sisters

  40. delicious

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday Link Party, hope to see you there again this week

    Natasha xx

  41. your Fruit cake really looks tooo good Ambreen ; very moist:)


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