Fruitcake has never been my favorite cake and it has rarely appeared in our traditional home during the Christmas. This year I decided to try my best. After reviewing over a dozen recipes, I introduced my modifications and… I liked the fruitcake. Try baking from my recipe – it’s quick, simple, and the results will meet the expectations of the most demanding gourmands.
Christmas fruitcake in an hour
- Baking tin (30 cm long)
- 250 g white flour in Sweden, I used the usual vetemjöl
- 250 g butter not salted, in room temperature
- 5 egg
- 150 g sugar I took off 30g from the original recipe and it came out perfect
- ½ tsp baking soda dissolved in a spoon of milk, I used mellanmjölk (1.5%)
- 300 g dried fruits In any proportion – I mixed 50 g of almond flakes, 50 g of dried figs, 50 g of dried apricots, 50 g of dried cranberries and 100 g of raisins.
- 2 tbsp potato flour or potato starch
- 200 g powdered sugar sifted into a bowl
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- water to get a proper consistency
- Brush the baking tray with butter and sprinkle with flour, heat the oven to 180°C.250 g white flour
- Prepare nuts and dried fruits – if you use whole almonds, soak and chop them, cut the larger ones into small pieces. Mix everything thoroughly with potato flour – thanks to this, the dried fruit will not fall to the bottom of the dough during baking.300 g dried fruits, 2 tbsp potato flour or potato starch
- Separate the yolks from the whites and beat the whites to a stiff foam.5 egg
- Sift the flour into a bowl.250 g white flour
- Mix the soft butter with a sugar until smooth.150 g sugar, 250 g butter
- Add one yolk at the time to the mixture. After adding each, mix the mass for a long time with a mixer at high speed.5 egg
- Gradually add the sifted flour, mixing each portion with a mixer until the ingredients are combined.250 g white flour
- Slowly add whipped whites to the mixture. Stir them gently with a wooden spoon or spatula.5 egg
- Add baking soda mixed in milk and mix with the mass.½ tsp baking soda
- At the end, pour the prepared dried fruit and nuts into the mass and mix thoroughly.300 g dried fruits
- Pour the dough into the baking tin.
- Bake for 60 minutes. After approx. 30 minutes, you can cut the dough in the center to form an even crack throughout the length of the dough.
- After baking, let it dry in the pan. Put on a wire rack and wait until it is completely cool.
- Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl.200 g powdered sugar
- Add lemon juice and mix intensively. If frosting is too thick, add water slowly until you get the consistency you want.1 tbsp lemon juice, water
- Pour the frosting on top of the cake. You can sprinkle with dried fruit or sugar decorations. Leave for few hours until the frosting will set.
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