Friday, December 26, 2008

Fruit Cake with Cream Cheese

I have been waiting and waiting for this week to arrive. Yeah! I'm on long leave and this is the only time I can bake in peace *smile*. I have been eyeing this recipe for quite a few weeks and finally I had a chance to bake it just before Christmas!

Its a pretty easy recipe to work with but nonetheless, I dont know why my cake turned out crumbly.
Taste wise, it was just delicious and sweetness was just right. I have never baked a cake that taste just nice like this one. I am so proud of myself .. hehehe.

Here is my modified recipe according to what I had in my pantry.


Fruit Cake with Cream Cheese
125 gm butter
125 gm cream cheese
180 gm fine granulated sugar
3 eggs (large)
200 gm cake flour + 1 tsp baking powder sifted together
100gm mixed fruits soaked 3 days before with 3 tbsp of brandy
a handful of chopped walnuts


Method:
Cream butter, cheese & sugar till creamy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix 2 tbsp sifted flour with mixed fruits to prevent it from sinking while baking.
Fold in sifted flour and then stir in mixed fruits & nuts.
Pour into 8in round tin.
Bake in preheated oven at 175C for about 50 mins or till cooked.
Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.



For reference purposes, here is a pic of the batter ready to be baked.

16 comments:

Josephine said...

I miss baking!
sigh...

ICook4Fun said...

Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Asianmommy said...

Yum! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Wah so fast CNY banner already. Btw, your fruit cake looks good.

LittleLamb said...

Wishing you and family a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009

Health Freak Mommy said...

Here's wishing you a very blessed New Year. Wow, nice CNY header!

vickylow said...

oh that is tempting. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Lia said...

Hi thanks visiting my blog, u have great recipe over there ^_*

I made fruit cake few days back, but urs look more invitating. yums

Lia

sting said...

but it does look yummy :-) and am sure it was... happy 2009!

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Family First, I love fruit cakes, but without cheese....for some reason or other I have never gone overboard for cheese.

Wishing you and family the best of Seasons greetings and a very Happy New Year, Lee.

agnes said...

maybe try again will be good? hehee.. looks nice though.. ;)

Josephine said...

Gone for holiday ar?
Why no update geh?

Constance Chan said...

wow that looks so delicious... i have not baked any cake with fruits before.. must try.

laundryamah said...

u mentioned crumbly...is it dry??

yatie sawanila said...

wow..not bad huh... i hope i have the mood to bake this weekend...

quEeNie said...

wow, it sure looks very yummy.....