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Microwave Fruit Cake

Ingredients

  • 750g fruit cake mix
  • 110g mixed peel
  • 75g glace cherries – halved
  • 200g demerara sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 250ml water
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon dissolved strong black coffee
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon each of almond, rum, lemon and vanilla extracts
  • 250g cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon each of ground allspice, ground ginger and ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of ground cloves, ground nutmeg and salt
  • 100ml Brandy
  • chopped nuts, quantity to taste
  1. Place the fruit, sugar, butter and water into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes
  2. Stir well and add the bicarbonate of soda. The mixture will froth up. Allow mixture to cool.
  3. Add the strong black coffee (this is to add colour). Beat the eggs with the extracts and add to the cooled fruit mixture. Add the nuts.
  4. Sift all the dry ingredients together and fold into the fruit mixture. Mix well.
  5. Spoon batter into a greased and lined (bottom only) microwave safe baking dish about 18cm in diameter.
  6. Elevate dish about 2cm off the glass plate and microwave on High for 30 minutes.
  7. Allow to stand for about 5 minutes before opening the oven.
  8. Turn out onto a cooling rack, remove paper and allow to cool.
  9. Pour brandy over the cooled cake. Wrap in foil and store until required. For even more flavour, pour over more brandy at least two or three additional times during storage.
  10. Decorate as normal.
Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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