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Fruit Cake With Rum

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Today we get to learn a dessert, Fruit cake in Kerala style. This recipe is slightly different because a lot of dry fruits and spices are used, basically the ones that are cultivated widely in Kerala, the southern most state in India. This dessert is a part of Kerala cuisine where the dried fruits are soaked in brandy for a couple of months before being used in baking a cake. But here we are going to see how fast we can make this super delicious fruit cake.
Ingredients
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped dates 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Candied orange peel/Candied lemon peel 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Unsalted chopped cashews 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) (At Room Temperature, 2 Sticks)
  Powdered sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 6 Tablespoon
  Fresh lemon juice 3 Drop
  Eggs 3 Large, separated (Or 4 Medium Sized)
  Cinnamon powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Clove powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Boiling water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Add rum to the pan, then add dates,raisins and candid orange and lemon peel.
2. Cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Let it cook down.
3. To make caramel, add granulated sugar in a saucepan and add 3 tbsp water. Add a few drops of lemon juice and cook on medium high heat. DO not stir, let the sugar caramelize. It will take about 7-8 minutes for the sugar to caramelize.
4. Turn down the flame and add boiled water.
5. Take butter in a bowl and whip it with a hand blender.
6. Add powdered sugar to the butter and whip.
7. Add egg yolk one at a time and keep whipping.
8. Add vanilla extract to the bowl.
9. Mix all the dry ingredients together and sift it on the bowl of whipped butter.
10. Add little dry ingredient mixture at a time and whip.
11. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
12. Add the caramelized sugar and dry fruit mixture to the butter mixture. Mix everything together.
13. Grease the baking pans with cooking spray.
14. Whip up the egg white in a separate bowl until it is nice, fluffy and form soft peaks.
15. Add whipped egg white to the cake mixture.
16. Mix and pour in the baking pan.
17. Bake for 45-60 minutes depending on the shape of the cake.
18. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the cake when it is done.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Kerala
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Fruit, Milk Product
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
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