Festive fruit cakes

Festive fruit cakes

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Christmas is coming, but its still early enough to bake some fabulous gifts for your loved ones - like these colourful fruit cakes.

The ingredient of Festive fruit cakes

  1. 1/2 cup blanched almonds
  2. 1 cup pecan nuts
  3. 1/2 cup blanched brazil nuts
  4. 100g glace pineapple
  5. 1 cup pitted dried dates
  6. 1 cup (200g) red and green glace cherries
  7. 90g butter, softened
  8. 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  9. 2 eggs, at room temperature
  10. 1 tbsp brandy or rum
  11. 1/4 cup plain flour
  12. 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  13. 1/4 cup apricot jam
  14. 100g glace apricots, chopped
  15. 100g glace pineapple, chopped
  16. 1/2 cup red and green glace cherries
  17. 1/2 cup pecan nuts
  18. 1/2 cup blanched almonds

The instruction how to make Festive fruit cakes

  1. Preheat oven to 150u00b0C. Grease eight 3/4-cup capacity pudding moulds or texas muffin holes. Roughly chop almonds, pecans, brazil nuts, pineapple, dates and cherries. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Using electric beaters, beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add brandy and mix well. Add butter mixture to fruit mixture and stir to combine. Sift over flours. Stir until well combined. Divide mixture among moulds.
  3. Make glace fruit and nut topping: Combine glace fruit and nuts in a bowl. Spoon evenly over cake mixture, gently pressing down on topping.
  4. Bake cakes for 30 minutes. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool cakes in moulds for 2 hours. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Spoon jam into a small, heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 30 seconds or until warm. Brush jam over cakes. Allow to set.
  6. Store cakes in a single layer in airtight containers until ready to package.

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