Easy Tasty Christmas Fruit & Walnut Cake

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Christmas Fruit & Walnut Cake.

Christmas Fruit & Walnut Cake You can cook Christmas Fruit & Walnut Cake using 27 ingredients and 29 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Christmas Fruit & Walnut Cake

  1. It’s of For soaking-.
  2. Prepare 1/4 cup of fruit juice (I used fresh orange juice).
  3. Prepare 2-3 tbsp of tutti frutti.
  4. Prepare 1 tbsp of golden raisins.
  5. You need 1 tbsp of black currants.
  6. You need 1 tbsp of cranberries.
  7. It’s 2 tbsp of dried and candied assorted fruits (Kiwi, Pineapple, Orange).
  8. Prepare 2-3 of soft dates.
  9. You need of For the dry mix-.
  10. It’s 1 cup of whole wheat flour.
  11. You need 1 tbsp of cornflour.
  12. It’s 1 tsp of baking powder.
  13. You need 1/2 tsp of baking soda.
  14. You need 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder.
  15. It’s 1/4 tsp of ginger powder.
  16. You need 2 tbsp of milk powder.
  17. It’s 1 pinch of nutmeg (optional).
  18. Prepare of Others-.
  19. It’s 1/2 cup of milk + 1 tsp vinegar/ lime juice, for the buttermilk.
  20. You need 1/2 cup of roasted California walnuts, chopped.
  21. It’s 2 tbsp of sugar +1 tbsp water + 4 tbsp water, for the caramel syrup.
  22. You need 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
  23. Prepare as required of Some Orange zest.
  24. You need 1 tsp of vanilla essence.
  25. You need 1/4 cup of melted butter.
  26. You need as required of Some milk, for brushing.
  27. Prepare as required of Icing sugar, for dusting on top.

Christmas Fruit & Walnut Cake step by step

  1. Start with soaking the fruits into the juice. Mix them all really well and keep aside for an hour..
  2. For the dry mix, sieve everything (all the dry mix ingredients) together and keep aside..
  3. For the buttermilk, mix in the vinegar/ lime juice into the milk and set aside for exactly 10 minutes..
  4. Now, take the chopped walnuts and add ½ tsp of the dry mix to it. Keep it aside too..
  5. For the caramel syrup, heat sugar and 1 tbsp water in a pan. Cook on a low flame with continuous stirring until the mixture turns golden..
  6. Once it turns golden, add in 4 tbsp of water and cook until the solution becomes uniform..
  7. Remove and keep aside to cool..
  8. Now, to make the cake batter, take a large mixing bowl. Add the soaked fruits, caramel syrup, brown sugar, orange zest and mix well..
  9. Add the prepared buttermilk, and give a good mix..
  10. Now, add in the dry mix in two parts. Add the first half and mix very gently. DO NOT OVER MIX..
  11. Add the balance dry mix and melted butter. Again, give a gentle mix..
  12. Lastly, add the walnuts and mix once again..
  13. Transfer the batter into a baking tin (lined with parchment paper) and bake at 170 degrees Celsius for 45- 50 minutes in a preheated oven..
  14. Remove and brush with some milk. This prevents the cake from drying..
  15. Cover with a muslin cloth and let it cool in the baking tin itself for 10 minutes.
  16. After 10 minutes, unmould and cool it further on a wire rack. This prevents soggy bottoms..
  17. Once cooled completely, dust with some icing sugar on top..
  18. Garnish, slice and serve..
  19. Enjoyyyy!.
  20. Vishesh Tippani- Sieving is important as it ensures that no lumps remain. It also incorporates air into the dry mix..
  21. Keep the buttermilk aside for exactly 10 minutes..
  22. Coating the nuts with some flour before adding them to the batter, prevents them from sinking to the bottom of the cake..
  23. Whenever zesting the orange or any other citrus peel, make sure to just grate thrice at one spot. Grating more will add in the bitter white peel too..
  24. DO NOT OVERMIX THE BATTER. It will make your cake dense..
  25. Do not add the dry mix all at once..
  26. Always make sure to pre-heat your over. It ensures uniform baking of your cake..
  27. Always, grease and dust your cake tin. It prevents your cake from sticking to the pan. you can also line it with a parchment paper..
  28. Brushing the cake top with some milk after baking prevents it from drying..
  29. Cooling on a wire rack is important as it prevents soggy bottoms..

recipe by nehadeepakshah @cookpad