Christmas Eggnog Fruit Cake

    Christmas Eggnog Fruit Cake

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    If you can find bottled eggnog try making this sumptuous cake for Christmas or Christmas in July. It's full of blueberries, cherries and cranberries and is very moist.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
    • 1/4 cup chopped dried cherries
    • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
    • 2 tablespoons brandy
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 250g unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (250ml) eggnog
    • 2 tablespoons brandy
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 3/4 cup white sugar

    Directions
    Preparation:35min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. In a small bowl, combine dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried cranberries and 2 tablespoons brandy. Soak for 15 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm ring tin. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the eggnog, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in soaked fruit mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack.
    5. In a small bowl, mix together brandy, water and 3/4 cup sugar. With pastry brush, brush entire surface of cake with glaze. Cool completely before serving.
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    This is destined to become a family holiday favorite. So good!  -  11 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    15

    Moist, tall cake. I didn't have any dried fruit, so instead I used 6oz. fresh blueberries and 6oz. cooked fresh cranberries. Also didn't have brandy, so I used rum instead. For the glaze, I mixed together cranberry juice, rum and powdered sugar. The eggnog flavor really came through and I think this is one of the best pound cakes my husband and I has ever eaten! We aren't sharing it with anyone!  -  07 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    An instant holiday favorite! I can see myself making this every year! I was going to take this to work, but my husband wouldn't let me. Thanks a bunch!  -  03 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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