Quick Orange Fruitcake

Quick Orange Fruitcake


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This is a great fruitcake recipe, and especially convenient because unlike other fruitcakes this one requires no aging. The recipe is French.


Serves: 12 

  • 3/4 cup glace orange peel
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light cream
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Toss the glace orange peel, walnuts and raisins with 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream the butter with the sugar and honey. Beat in the egg then the cream, rum and vanilla. Stir together the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour and the baking powder; beat into the creamed mixture. Stir in the fruits and nuts. Turn the batter into a greased and floured loaf tin.
  3. Bake in a preheated (180 degrees C) oven for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to 165 degrees C. Bake the cake 45 minutes longer or until it tests done with a toothpick. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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