Monday, September 10, 2012

Light Fruit Cake

1.25cup All purpose flour
1/2tsp Baking soda
1tsp Baking powder
1cup Granulated sugar
2tbs Custard powder
1/2stick butter at room tempreture
1tsp Vanilla essence
4 Eggs
1 cup Mix dry fruits and nuts (Cashew nut,walnut,golden raisin, dried cranberry, dried pineapple, dried papaya, dried apricot,dried cherry)

Preheat the oven at 350ºF.
Sprinkle little bit of flour on dry fruits and nuts to coat them well.
In a bowl shift all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and custard powder.
In an another bowl cream the butter and sugar with a electric hand mixer.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add vanilla essence.
Fold in sifted flour mixture in 3 batches.
Add in mixed fruits and nuts ,and mix in until just blended. 
Bake for 40-45 min. Insert a toothpick to make sure it is baked.
Once done, take out of the oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes, loosen the edges and then flip onto a cooling rack.