Delicious fruit cake

2015-03-22
  • Servings : 12 slices
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 50m
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This our recipe is delicious and alternative, light and fresh fruit cake, ideal to serve with iced tea on a Summer afternoon with friends.

Units: Metric / (Units: US)

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 100 grams / (3 1/2 ounces) softened margarine
  • 125 grams / (4 1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 125 grams / (4 1/2 ounces) dried grapes
  • 125 grams / (4 1/2 ounces) walnut kernels
  • 125 grams / (4 1/2 ounces) almonds in shell
  • 130 grams / (4 2/3 ounces) candied cherries
  • 2 tablespoons Port wine

    Directions

    Step 1


    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF). Grease a loaf tin (approximately 27 x 10 centimeters / (10 2/3 x 4 inches)) with margarine and sprinkle with flour.

    Step 2


    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the margarine with the sugar until obtain a creamy mixture. Add the eggs and the Port wine and mix for 3 to 4 minutes to incorporate. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until a homogeneous mixture.

    Step 3


    1. In a bowl, mix the candied cherries, a tablespoon flour, the dried grapes, the walnuts and the almonds. Add this mixture to the dough and fold with the help of a spatula.

    Step 4


    1. Pour the dough into the prepared tin and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 5


    1. Remove the cake from the oven and unmold. Let cool to room temperature and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving (12 slices):

Calories: 360
 
Total Fat: 20 g(31%)

 
Saturated Fat: 2.5 g(13%)
 
Cholesterol: 55 mg(18%)
 
Sodium: 125 mg(5%)
 
Total Carbohydrate: 41 g(14%)
 
Protein: 7 g

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