American Fruitcake Recipe
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American Fruitcake

1-cup glace cherries
½ cup chopped glace apricots
¼ chopped glace pineapple
¼ cup chopped glace ginger
1-cup Brazil nuts
1-cup walnuts
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
½ cup plain four (all-purpose flour)
½ teaspoon baking powder
60 g/ 2.11 oz butter, melted
1 egg
2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
1 1/4 cup apricot jam
2 teaspoon Grand Marnier, plus extra

rush a 20 cm/ 7.8" ring tin with oil or melted butter; line base and sides with baking paper. Put glacé fruits and nuts in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle Grand Marnier over fruit and nuts, combine. Leave to stand for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

2- Add sifted flour and baking powder to mixing bowl. Mix butter, egg and sugar together, add to fruit and nut mixture and stir until combined.

Spoon into prepared tin and smooth surface with a wetted hand. Bake in a preheated, moderately slow 160 C/320F oven for 1 ½ hours or until cake is firm to the touch. Leave cake in tin for 30 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.

Warm jam in small pan or in a microwave until liquid. Strain through a small sieve; stir in Grand Marnier. Brush over top and sides of cake while jam mixture is still warm.

YIELD: 1 20 cm/7.8" ring cake.

Cake will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a period of up to three months.

This cake, wrapped and tied with ribbon, makes an attractive homemade Christmas gift for family or friends.


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