Christmas Fruit Cake

I know this a bit too late to post, so sorry not to be able to update the blog, and I was actually baking this fruit cake at the last minute of Christmas day.  Just hope that I never too late to submit to Aspiring Bakers #14 : Creative Christmas Bakes (December 2011) hosted by Hankerie :)

250 gr Mixed Fruits
50 gr Apricot
50 gr Cranberries
3 Tbsp Rum

250 gr Butter
130 gr Sugar
1 tsp Orange zest
4 Eggs
210 gr Plain Flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
40 gr Orange juice
40 gr Ground Almonds

- Soak mixed fruits, apricot and cranberries with rum over the night.
- Cream butter and sugar until pale & fluffy, add in orange zest.
- Add eggs one at a time till thoroughly mixed before adding in the next egg.
- Mix 2 Tbsp of flour to soaked fruits.
- Fold in shifted Plain Flour+Baking Powder, orange juice and ground almonds alternately to the butter batter, lastly add in soaked fruits, mix well.
- Pour into 8 inch square cake tin.
- Bake at 160C for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hour or until cook.
- Let the cake cool in tin for 20 mins, then remove and leave it to cool completely.

PS : Dizzle some drop of rum onto cake once a while (every 2-3 days) to keep cake moist in the fridge.

Here, I would like to wish everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!


  1. Am looking at ur green tea souffle swiss roll.. beautiful!! hv a good year ahead yah!

  2. Happy New Year and all the best in 2012!

  3. Hi DG. Happy NY 2012 to you. Very nice simple xmas cake.

  4. Hi Doris,

    Happy New Year to you and your family! The fruitcakes look very moist and yummy!

  5. Happy New Year and a great year in 2012!! :)

  6. Happy 2012 to you and your family too! :)

  7. i wish you and your family a happy new year^^

    i hope i can see further amaizing recipes :-) i love your side

  8. very pretty DG!! love the cake. Happy New Year to you!

  9. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesJanuary 1, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    This fruit cake looks moist and soft. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  10. Happy New Year, Dorothy! I have already found a recipe to try with your Pulut Hitam flour :) ! I hope I will be successful!

  11. Happy new year, Doris! Lovely fruit cake. Can keep till CNY! LOL.

  12. Happy New Year to you and your family, Doris! A belated Christmas wish too! Love your Christmas cake. The decoration on top looks simple and beautiful. I didn't had time to make any....enjoying too much back home in Malaysia then. Hope you have great day.

  13. Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for your New Year wishes and the comments. :)

    Wouw! Really looking forward to your post on the new recipe :)

    Hahahaha .... none left, CNY, I'm looking forward for the lapis cake :)

  14. Happy 2012! And best wishes for you and your family!

  15. Doris, wishing you and your family happy new year, stay happy and healthy ^_^

  16. Doris,

    Happy 2012! Have a great year ahead!

  17. You have been missing in action for a while ... Happy new year to you and family.

  18. hi doris, happy new year and may 2012 brings lots of laughter and joy to you and your family!

  19. It is never too late to post any recipe. Can always make this for other occasion or keep for next Christmas. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  20. Happy New Year! Love the cake.

  21. Hi DG, you've been quiet. Would like to wish Gong Xi Fa Cai to you & family! Have an enjoyable celebration!

  22. Hi HomeKreation,
    Thank you for your wishes :)