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Friday 8 March 2013

Easy Fruit Cake with Rum (Rum and Fruit Cake) | Eggless Rum Cake

Here is a soft and spongy fruit cake flavoured with rum. Perfect for a festive treat or a tea party.

Usually fruit cakes are always dense and dark in colour by adding dark caramel syrup and eggs,but this recipe is a lighter version and totally eggless.

You need the following list of ingredients - Wet ingredients must be at room temperature.

1/2 cup mixed fruit medley(soaked in 1/2 cup rum,1/2 tsp cinnamon and 2 tsp sugar for 24 hrs.)

Dry mix
1 cup cake flour -
(For homemade cake flour add 2 tbs cornstarch and 1/2 tsp baking pwd in 1 cup and fill with all purpose flour)
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
a pinch salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

Wet mix
1/2 stick butter
1/2 can condensed milk
1 tbsp. rum
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup milk

Before starting preheat oven to 175c.

1. Sieve the dry mix once, keep aside.
2.Beat the butter,rum and condensed milk till creamy with a electric mixer or a whisk.
3.Add half the dry mix and whisk, also add the half the milk and whisk till smooth.
4.Now again add in the other half of the dry mix along with the milk and whisk so you get a smooth lump free batter.

5.Mix the soaked fruit medley mix and line a baking tray with parchment paper on the base and sides.
 6.Reduce the oven temperature to 170c and bake for 40 min.

 Fruit cake with rum is now ready. Cool completely before slicing.
This cake tastes best the next day, do try it and I hope you all enjoy this light fruit cake.


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