Fruit n Nut Cake

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Isn’t it the best way to spend your evenings, sipping your tea or coffee with a pretty thick slice of this yummiest ever  cake.This easy to bake cake is so delicious that you would not stop at just one slice and need more

Its delightful taste comes with orange juice infused dried fruits, dates and berries. This cake is slow baked so that,  it remains moist and dense.All the  flavours are Incorporated well with each other by slow baking the cake.

At this time of the year we do not get fresh berries here so I have used dried ones.These dried berries are so moist, juicy and flavourful that they give the cake a unique sweet-sour taste.This cake is not much sugary as dates have given it a natural sugar and colour. The preparations begins a day before by soaking berries and dates  in orange juice

 

Course – Evening Tea/ High Tea

Cuisine – Continental

 Prep Time – 10 Min

 Cook Time – 90 Min

 Total Time – 100  Min

 Yield – 8 Servings

 Author – Bharti Dhawan

 Ingredients

1- All purpose flour – 1 cup or 200 gms
2- Softened butter – 1/2 cup or 100 gms
3- Brown sugar – 1/2 cup or 100 gms
4- Eggs – 3 nos.
5- Baking powder – 1 tsp
6- Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
7- Assorted dried berries (cranberries, strawberries, gojiberries etc.) – 1/4 cup(Soaked overnight in orange juice)
8- Finely chopped dates – 2 tbsp(Soaked overnight in orange juice)

9- Chopped almonds, wallnuts and cashew nuts – 1/4 cups
10- Orange juice – 200 ml
11- Some powdered sugar for dusting over the cake

 Instructions

1- Preheat the oven at 150℃ for 10 minutes

2- Prepare a loaf tin by applying butter on sides and line a parchment paper at the bottom

3- Sift flour with baking powder and soda and keep aside

4- Whisk butter and sugar till fluffy and creamy

5- Add eggs one at a  time and whisk well

6- Add nuts, orange juice infused berries and dates and mix well

7- Add sifted flour in 3 batches and fold gently to make a batter

8- Pour the batter into loaf tin and bake for 90 minutes at 150℃

9- When cooled place the cake on the wire rack and dust some powdered sugar over it

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