Fruit and Wine Cake

Fruit and Wine Cake


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I use this recipe at Christmas and birthdays. It's a dark, rich fruit cake for wine and fruit lovers!


Serves: 12 

  • 500g butter
  • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
  • 9 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) white rum
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon almond essence
  • zest of one lime
  • 450g chopped dried mixed fruit
  • 2 cups (500ml) red wine
  • 1 cup (250ml) dark molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups (315g) plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour 2 - 23cm round cake tins.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs then add rum, lime juice, vanilla, almond essence and lime zest. Stir in mixed fruit, wine and molasses. Sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and salt. Fold into batter, being careful not to over-mix. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 80 to 90 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

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