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Eggless Cherry Fruit Cake

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This rich cherry and fruit cake is subtly flavored with lemon and orange. It is the perfect dessert pick for any occasion, especially during the holiday season!
Ingredients
  Glace cherries 2 Ounce, chopped
  Almonds/Other nuts 2 Ounce, chopped
  Currants 8 Ounce
  Sultanas 8 Ounce
  Candied peel 4 Ounce, chopped
  Lemon 2 , finely grated (lemon rind of 2 lemon)
  Orange 1 , finely grated (orange rind of 1 orange)
  Full cream sweetened condensed milk 14 Ounce (1 large can)
  Water 1⁄4 Pint
  Butter 10 Ounce
  Flour 10 Ounce
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Sodium bicarbonate 3⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Grease an 8-inch round or square cake tin or a loaf pan with oil and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
2. Preheat the oven to 325° F

MAKING
3. In a large saucepan, combine all the fruits,nuts, peels, rind, butter, water and condensed milk.
4. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
5. Then simmer on low heat, stirring, for another 3 minutes.
6. Take pan off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
7. In a large mixing bowl, sift flour with salt and baking powder.
8. Stir in fruit nut mixture.
9. Mix quickly and lightly, only enough to moisten.
10. Turn the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
11. Place the tin in a pan of hot water and place in the hot oven.
12. Bake for about 2 hours.
13. Cover tin with wax paper and continue to bake for another 30 to 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean and cake is well browned.
14. Remove and let the cake cool in the pan before inverting it onto a wire rack.

SERVING
15. Slice and serve the cake warm or cold. You can serve it with a custard sauce or cream if you like.
16. You can wrap the cake in cling film and decorate it. Include this fruit cake in your holiday gift hampers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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