Wreath Fruit Cake

    Wreath Fruit Cake


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    This is a great fruit cake that is cooked in a ring tin giving the impression of a wreath. Includes ingredients beyond the standard fruit cake including dates, pineapple and coconut.

    Serves: 16 

    • 1 1/2 cups sultanas
    • 1 cup red and green glace cherries
    • 3/4 cup dates, pitted and diced
    • 3/4 cup glace pineapple, diced
    • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
    • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 250g butter
    • 1 1/4 cups (280g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Line a ring tin with 2 layers of baking paper then grease well.
    2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in sultanas, dates, cherries, pineapple, nuts and coconut. Stir until all fruit is coated.
    3. In another large bowl cream the butter or margarine with the white sugar. Add lemon rind, lemon juice and eggs then mix well. Stir in fruit mixture. Spread batter into prepared tin.
    4. Bake for 2 hours. Cool.

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