Monday, December 14, 2009

Fruit Pound Cake

I have used this pound cake recipe to make various versions with different fruits, nuts, etc. This recipe gives a light and fluffy butter cake texture and this is not the traditional type of fruit cake which you usually get on Christmas.

226g unsalted butter
100g shortening
300g castor sugar
350g flour
1tsp baking powder
5 eggs
1tbsp vanilla essence
1 cup milk
2 cups dried mix fruits/chopped walnuts/raisins/blueberry/etc


Preheat oven at 180C.
1. Cream butter, shortening, sugar till light and fluffy.
2. Add eggs 1 at a time and cream well after each addition
3. Add vanilla essence.
4. Put 1 tbsp flour into mix fruits and mix well.
5. Sift flour with baking powder.
6. Use a spaluta and mix in flour and milk in 3 batches, starting with flour then milk.
7. Lastly add in mix fruits, pour into baking tin, bake for 1hr or till cooked.

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