Traditional Christmas fruit cake can be quite heavy and dense during Christmas days and it feels odd to keep eating same sort of cake everywhere you go on those days, but if you want something different then try Light Christmas Fruit Cake which is not only very yummy an taste, it does not take as much time as regular traditional cake does, so try Light Christmas Fruit Cake recipe I am shearing here with all of you and enjoy lighter fruit and nut version.
Normally when I make Light Christmas Fruit Cake I use fruit medley which is commonly available in the supermarket, and it not only taste yummy and rich it gives a very different and mix flavor too, this recipe gives you a great mix of festive flavor within small time of period and it give you an option too to not eat heavily spiced cake on Christmas too.
Light Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 50 Minutes
Here are some simple ingredients you need to make Light Christmas Fruit Cake:
- 500g pack of fruit medley
- 750g mixed fruit
- 750g raw mixed nuts
- 3/4 cup plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- One tablespoon vanilla extract
Method to make Light Christmas Fruit Cake:
To make this simple Light Christmas Fruit Cake you need to start by preheating the oven to 150°C.and keep the tin ready with butter and we are using a 20 cm square tin with butter line base and sides for this recipe. Now take a large bowl and mix fruit and nuts and mix well before sift in flour and baking powder mix and stir until fruit and nuts are well coated and then take another small bowl and beat eggs and sugar until light and creamy and pour over dry ingredients and mix well, now add vanilla at end and mix well.
Now it is done to pour into cake tin and smooth top with spatula and bake for 2-2 1/2 hours and then let it cool in tin before you remove and wrap in plastic wrap and then foil to get soft and soggy and serve with beaten cream. I am sharing another tea cake which you can serve hot with tea too and for that yummy fruit cake which I am going to flavor with orange zest, light christmas fruit cake recipe vanilla essence and black currant you need following ingredients.
Ingredients for Light Christmas Fruit Cake:
- Butter 200 gram
- Caster sugar one cup
- 2 tablespoon Vanilla essence
- 4 well beaten large Eggs
- 2 cups of Flour
- One and half tablespoon Baking powder
- A pinch of Salt
- Mix dry fruits three tablespoon
- Raisin 2 tablespoon
- 3 tablespoon Black currant
- One teaspoon Orange peel
- A small pinch of Yellow food color
- One teaspoon Lemon juice
Cooking Directions for Light Christmas Fruit Cake:
Preheat oven on 180 degree and now we will mix butter and sugar till creamy and then add Vanilla essence and eggs and mix and then add flour, baking powder, lemon juice, orange peel, black currant, raisin, fruits, salt, food color and mix till it become a smooth mixture and fold with a rubber spatula and then pour it in a ready 8 inch mold and sprinkle nuts on the top.
Bake it in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes on 180 degree and then serve hot with tea and it taste yummy, light christmas fruit cake recipe you would love Light Christmas Fruit Cake to enjoy Christmas gathering.