Our parade of Christmas treats wouldn’t be complete without a fruit cake recipe! Today’s guest is Ambreen from Simply Sweet ‘n Savory and she is sharing her Easy Apple Fruit Cake! Sounds delicious!
Hi Simply Sweet Home readers! My name is Ambreen and I share my favorite sweet and savory recipes at “ Simply Sweet ‘n Savory .” Thank you Jerri for giving me this lovely opportunity. I am so excited to be here, sharing a Christmas treat with you all.
Fruit cake is very popular in my family and I make it quite frequently. Today, I’m sharing an easy apple fruit cake recipe ( adapted from BBC good food ) which is packed with apple chunks, candied fruits and raisins. This simple, light and delicious cake is perfect for the holiday season or any special occasion.
Easy Apple Fruit Cake
4 oz. ( 113 gm. ) butter, softened
4 oz. ( 113 gm. ) light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla essence
4 oz. ( 113 gm. ) plain flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 apple ( about 100 gm. ), peeled and chopped
4 oz. ( 113 gm. ) candied fruits or tutti-frutti
2 oz. ( 56 gm. ) sultanas or raisins
Heat the oven to 180 C / 350F. Grease and line an 8″ round cake tin with greaseproof paper.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time and vanilla essence.
Sift in flour and baking powder. Fold using a spatula or beat on a very low speed until just mixed.
Stir in apple, candied fruits and raisins.
Spoon the batter in the cake tin and gently spread out with a spatula.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the cake is dark golden and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
Stand in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Cool completely before decorating or simply dust with icing sugar, before serving.
Hope you try out the recipe and enjoy it. I’d love for you to visit me at my blog Simply Sweet ‘n Savory where you’ll find more Christmas treats. You can also find me on G+ and Pinterest. Happy Holidays!!!
I’d like to thank Ambreen for being here today. Please be sure to follow her over at Simply Sweet ‘n Savory!