Rum Fruit Cake

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I am not a baker kind but always craved to bake something, but fear of not getting a perfect  cake ruined my enthusiasm . After today that fear is lost somewhere. Yes!  I baked  a Rum fruit cake, as it was my father-in laws birthday and it turned out to be my best baked cake so far. To add gloss to it and make it look like a birthday cake I topped it with whipped cream icing  and some cherry on top was inevitable.This cake is a superb tea -time snack and the aroma is just classic …..if you are tempted  …try your own …!!!!

Ingredients :  200 g of refined flour seived properly, 200 g of salted butter kept in room temperature, 200 gm of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, ¾ teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate, ½ cup rum, 1 cup of assorted dry fruits (resins, tutty fruity, cashews, chopped dates), 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence, For Icing :  2 cups of whipped cream, 1 cup canned cherries.

Servings : 8 cake slices

Method :  Firstly with help of a whipper whip butter and sugar together till sugar misex well and butter lightens in consistency. Beat three eggs with vanilla essence  in the butter sugar mixture and whip it well for about 20 minutes until eggs lightens up and form soft peaks. Soak the assorted dry fruits in rum and keep for tem minutes, mix baking powder and Sodium bicarbonate in refined flour and seive once again. Once its both the tasks are done add rum and dry fruit mixture in the egg butter and sugar mixture and cut and fold. Now slowly add on refined flour and cut and fold until its mixed properly. If the batter thickens up a bit add a little milk to loosen the batter, but not very liquidy. Preheat the oven at 170 degree centigrade and take a greased baking dish and pour the batter in it and dab it to settle the batter evenly. Once the baking dish is ready and oven is preheated bake the cake for 45 minutes in 170 degree centigrade. Take the baked cake out of the oven and cool it first to room temperature. Once done roughly spread the whipped cream and top it with cherries. A lovely tea time dish is ready.

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