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Eggless Fruit Coffee Cake

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This fruit cake is an impressive delight to celebrate those special days. Relish the goodness of mixed fruits with this simple to bake cake recipe.
Ingredients
  Mixed fruits 3 Cup (48 tbs) (not cherries or nuts)
  Sodium bicarbonate 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄4 Pound
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Strong coffee 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Cocoa 1 Ounce (1 heaped tablespoon)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mixed spice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Caramel 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large saucepan, combine the fruits with sugar and water and boil for 3 minutes.
2. Take pan off the heat and stir in the soda and butter.
3. Leave to stand overnight.
4. Grease an 9-inch round or square cake tin or a loaf pan with oil and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
5. Preheat the oven to 350° F

MAKING
6. In a large mixing bowl, sift flour with spices, cocoa, spices and baking powder.
7. Stir in the coffee, caramel and water.
8. Add the cooked fruit mixture to the flour mixture along with chopped cherries and nuts.
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 1 hour.
13. Cover tin with wax paper and continue to bake for another 30 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, for breakfast or as a teatime snack.
16. You can wrap the cake in cling film and decorate it well. Include this fruit cake in your holiday gift hampers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack, Fruit Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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