Holiday Fruit Cake

This Holiday Fruit Cake recipe can easily become your go to Fruit cake recipe. Everyone will be asking where did you buy it? #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Sugar ¼ Cup
  • Water ½ Cup
  • Orange juice ½ Cup
  • Kali kishmish (Black raisins) ¾ Cup
  • Kishmish (Raisins) 2-3 tbs
  • Tutti frutti ¼ Cup
  • Chuwaray (Dried dates) chopped ¼ Cup
  • Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted 2 Cups
  • Darchini powder (Cinnamon powder) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) ¼ tsp
  • All spices 1 tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp
  • Adrak powder (Ginger powder) ¼ tsp
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Makhan (Butter) 160g (room temperature)
  • Brown sugar 1 Cup
  • Anday (Eggs) 4
  • Vanilla essence 2 tsp
  • Badam (Almonds) chopped ½ Cup
  • Kaju (Cashew nuts) chopped ¼ Cup
  • Pista (Pistachios) chopped ¼ Cup
  • Mixed dry nuts
  • Orange juice


In a saucepan,add & spread sugar and cook on very low flame until sugar is caramelized (don’t stir).

Add water and mix well.

Add orange juice & bring it to boil.

Add black raisins,raisins,tutti frutti,dried dates and mix well & bring it to boil and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Turn off the flame,cover & let it rest for 30 minutes then strain and reserve caramelized dry fruits & syrup (approx. ½ cup) for later use.

Cut aluminum foil strip & place folded tissue paper on it,spray water and fold aluminum foil from both sides.

Now adjust the prepared aluminum foil strip on the outer side of 8 inch round baking pan,pinch & seal the ends completely.

Grease pan with oil & lined with two layers of butter papers & set aside.

In a bowl,add all-purpose flour,cinnamon powder,nutmeg powder,all spices,salt,ginger powder,baking powder,mix well & set aside.

In a bowl,add butter & beat until creamy.

Add brown sugar & beat well.

Add eggs,one by one & beat after each addition.

Add vanilla essence,reserved ½ cup of dry fruits syrup & beat well.

Now add dry ingredients & fold with the help of the spatula.

Add caramelized dry fruits,almonds,cashew nuts,pistachios & mix well.

Pour the batter in prepared baking pan,tap on working table for few times & sprinkle mixed dry nuts.

Bake in preheated oven at 140 C for 90 minutes.

Take out from oven,place on wire rack,apply orange juice with the help of brush & let it cool completely (approx. 30 minutes) and run a knife around the edges to loosen them from the sides of the pan.

Cut into desired slices & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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