Ezza's christmas fruitcake
- Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 3,630.8
- Total Fat: 151.7 g
- Cholesterol: 654.1 mg
- Sodium: 158.5 mg
- Total Carbs: 518.9 g
- Dietary Fiber: 39.5 g
- Protein: 70.9 g
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2 Cups White Self raising flour
2 Cups wholemeal Self Raising flour
1/2 cup Low GI Sugar + 2 tablespoons
150gm unsalted butter
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit [juice]
1 cup freshly squeezed orange [juice]
OR 1 cup brandy and 1/2 cup juice of your choice
375gm mixed dried fruit [homebrand]
1/4 cup mixed fruit and nuts [dried apple, dates, sultanas, apricots, peaches, almonds
1/2 cup glace cherries
1/2 cup cranberries [craisins]
icing sugar to dust
cake tin greased with olive oil.
* Generally I like using wholemeal flour in my cooking, but whenever I made cakes or muffins with wholemeal previously they always came out hard. So I usually find it best to go half and half.
* I also used Low GI sugar in this recipe but you can substitute whatever sugar you want in this recipe, whether it be brown sugar, raw sugar, Spenda, Stevia or just plain old regular sugar just be careful of the amount you add. [Brown sugar and Splenda sugar are usually more sweet then other sugars so I'd recommend adding the sugar slowly and then tasting the batter, and then adding more sugar, according to taste.
* Originally I used 1 cup of juice [1/2 grapefruit and 1/2 orange] but the batter was too dry, so I found I had to add an extra 1/2 cup of juice. The juice can be substituted with 1 cup of brandy and 1/2 cup of juice...
Makes at least 12 Slices
Soft and Fruity with a slight sweet taste and 442 calories per slice [5,309.8 calories in total]
Mixed dried fruit 1,106 [375gm]
Mixed dried fruit and nuts, 105 [30gm]
glace cherries, 468. [150gm]
Pour cake batter into a round cake tin greased with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and bake at 150 degrees for at least 40mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Cool cake for 2 hours and dust with icing sugar.
Serving Size: Makes about 12 slices
Number of Servings: 1
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EZZABELLE.