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floral fruit cake
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5 from 3 votes

Floral Fruit Cake

An old-fashioned fruit cake with floral essences and Jordan almonds.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: floral fruit cake, fruit cake
Servings: 32 people
Calories: 386kcal

Ingredients

  • 455 grams butter
  • 455 grams caster sugar
  • 10 eggs
  • 570 grams plain flour (also known as all-purpose flour)
  • 455 grams raisins
  • 455 grams sultanas
  • 225 grams currants
  • 115 grams mixed peel
  • 200 grams glace cherries (halved)
  • 50 grams Jordan almonds (sugared almonds)
  • 1 teaspoon rose water (plus a little extra for brushing cake after cooking)
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water (plus a little extra for brushing cake after cooking)
  • 1 tablespoon rum (plus a little extra for brushing cake after cooking)
  • 1 tablespoon sherry (plus a little extra for brushing cake after cooking)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Line a large round cake tin with 3 layers of baking paper.
  • Beat butter until light and pale coloured.
  • Add a few spoonfuls of flour and combine.
  • Add sugar gradually while beating on low speed. Beat well once all sugar has been added.
  • Beat 3 eggs and add to mixture. Beat to combine.
  • Beat another 3 eggs and add to mixture. Beat to combine.
  • Beat 4 remaining eggs and add to mixture. Beat to combine.
  • Add fruit (keeping 4 halved glace cherries), spices, alcohol and essences and stir well to combine.
  • Add sifted flour gradually, stirring well to combine.
  • Pour mixture into the lined cake tin.
  • Decorate top with flower pattern, using the Jordan almonds as petals and the glace cherries you've set aside as the middle part of the flower.
  • Bake for 2 1/2 -3 hours.
  • Remove from oven and brush top of cake (avoiding almonds) with a little extra alcohol and essences.
  • Wrap in a clean tea towel and allow to cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg