Sunday, 3 February 2013

Dry Fruits Cake

      I have been searching for dry fruits cake recipe in cookery shows, youtube etc etc since long to get the right measurement.Finally I happened to watch a cookery show in which a fruit cake was introduced.I made slight changes in it and tried it out.I loved it a lot.More than the taste the thing that craved me of the cake is it's smell.hmmmmm.....tempting......
Ingredients
75 gms Butter
3 Eggs
6 tblspn Sugar
 6(or 5 based on the egg) tblspn Flour +1 tspn Baking powder
1/2 tspn Vanilla essence
4 tblspn Sugar Caramelised + 8 Tblspn Water(to get a thick consistency
20 Dates deseeded & chopped
15 Almonds roughly crushed
Method
  1. Firstly beat butter with an egg beater/hand mixer or kitchen aid until smooth.
  2. Powder the sugar to get a fine powder.Now add it to the smoothened butter and beat again until it becomes creamy in texture.
  3. Strain the flour and baking powder mixture in a fine strainer 2 to 3 times and in the final straining,add the dry fruits also to this to get the dry fruits coated with the flour.
  4. Add the eggs to the butter mixture and beat again until incorporated.
  5. Add the flour little by little and continue with beating with the hand mixer alternatively adding the flour.
  6. After the entire flour is added,pour in the caramelised sugar and vanilla essence and beat again.Finally fold in the flour coated dry fruits.The dates may stick together and its a bit tricky game to separate it while coating it with flour.But it is worth the effort.
  7. Preheat oven to 300 C and bake the cake in 180 C for about 25 to 30 minutes until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
     
Enjoy it with whipped cream or as such is a great tea time snack.

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