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Healthy Fruit Cake

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This fruit cake recipe is a great combination of mixed fruits and nuts. It is not only delicious but also a healthier version of the typical pound cake.
Ingredients
  Whole wheat flour 12 Ounce
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter 6 Ounce
  Demerara sugar 6 Ounce
  Fruits and nuts 12 Ounce (raisins)
  Apple puree 7 Ounce
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk/Yogurt 3 Ounce
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Grease an 8-inch round or square cake tin with oil and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
2. Preheat the oven to 350° F

MAKING
3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour and salt.
4. Add butter cubes and rub into the flour mixture with your fingertips, so that the mixture resembles crumbs.
5. Stir in the sugar, fruits and nuts.
6. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the apple puree.
7. Gradually add the liquid to the dry ingredients, mixing quickly and lightly, only enough to moisten.
8. Turn the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
9. Bake in preheated oven for about 1 1/2 hours, reducing the temperature to 300 degree F after 1 hour of baking.
10. Bake until a skewer comes out clean and cake is well browned.
11. Remove and let the cake cool in the pan before inverting it onto a wire rack.

SERVING
12. Slice and serve the cake warm or cold, for breakfast or as a teatime snack.
13. You can wrap the warm cake in cling film and decorate it well. Include this healthy fruit cake in your Christmas gift hampers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack, Fruit Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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