August 11, 2014

RAISIN ALMOND FRUIT CAKE

Ingredients:
 All purpose flour -  1 3/4 cups
Baking powder - 1 tbsp
Raisins - 3/4 cup
Walnuts - 1 cup (chopped)
Slivered almonds - 1 cup
Vegetable shortening - 1 cup
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 4
Candied Mixed fruit - 1/2 cup(chopped)
Tia Maria - 1/4 cup
Ginger powder  -  a pinch
Salt -  a pinch

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter 8" square cake pan.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt and ginger into bowl.
  • Place raisins, walnuts and almonds in another bowl; add 1/3 of flour mixture. Toss and set aside.
  • Place shortening, brown and granulated sugar in bowl containing just flour. Incorporate well with pastry blender.
  • Add eggs and blend well with wooden spoon.
  • Incorporate raisin/flour mixture along with candied fruit; mix very well with wooden spoon.
  • Pour in Tia maria and blend well. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake one hour or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool cake in pan before unmoulding onto wire rack.
  • Serve with tea, coffee, as a snack.
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