Bake your own Christmas fruit cake

Bake your own Christmas fruit cake
Bake your own Christmas fruit cake
Ingredients:
1 cup of raisins:     250ml currants:
250ml sultanas:    420ml dates:
1 cup of sugar:     140ml margarine:
1 cup of orange juice:     5ml bicarbonate of soda:
250ml glacé cherries:     500ml cake flour:
3ml baking powder :   2ml all spice:
2ml ginger:     2 ml salt:
2 eggs, beaten :     25ml brandy which is optional:

Method:
Bake your own Christmas fruit cake:  First of all,  prepare one deep cake tin 18cm in diameter by lining the
bottom and  greasing it well with margarine.

In addition,  boil together the raisins,  currants,  sultanas, dates,  margarine, sugar and orange juice for 5 minutes.
Stir occasionally to dissolve the sugar and prevent burning.

Furthermore,    add the bicarbonate of soda to the hot fruit mixture.  Leave until cold.
Add the glacé cherries.  Sift the remaining dry ingredients together.

Add alternatively with the eggs and brandy to the fruit mixture.

Turn the batter into the prepared pan
Bake in an oven of 140°C – 150°C for 2½ – 3 hours.   Allow to cool on cooling rack.
For the Icing:
500 g icing sugar
3 large egg whites
1 teaspoon glycerine
1 Tsp lemon juice
Method:
To make the icing, lightly whisk the egg whites adding the sugar at intervals.
Beat well until the icing reaches soft peaks.   Add the glycerine if using and the lemon juice.
Furthermore,  spread icing all over cake either flat iced using a clean ruler or by forming soft peaks.

Top your cake with any Christmas decorations of your choice.
Or you could just leave it plain.

Calories in a Christmas fruit cake per 100 gram   =   324 Calories

Estimated average requirements – Daily calorie intake.

First of all:  How many calories are needed each day can vary greatly, depending on and due to your lifestyle and other factors. Therefore, factors that affect your personal daily calorie needs include your age.

Hence, also your height and weight. In addition, your basic level of daily activity and your body composition.
Finally : Estimated average requirements are:

A daily calorie intake of 1940 calories per day for women, and 2550 for men are needed.
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 Bake your own Christmas fruit cake

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