Rich Fruit Cake (Steamed)

Rich Fruit Cake (Steamed)


For 10 people ()

  • 1/2 pound(s) Grace Margarine
  • 1/2 pound(s) dark sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 pound(s) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 pound(s) breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon(s) mixed spice
  • 3 cup(s) soaked mixed fruits
  • 1 tablespoon(s) vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup(s) rum
  • 3 cup(s) fruit wine
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Grace Browning
  • 1/4 cup(s) peanuts, crushed
  • 1 sheet(s) aluminium foil
  • 8 cup(s) water
  • 1 large Dutch pot

Rich Fruit Cake (Steamed) Directions

Cream Grace Hello Margarine and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add eggs to the creamed mixture one at a time and beat well.

Combine all dry ingredients: flour, breadcrumbs, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, mixed spice and mix well.

Fold in a third of the flour mixture into the creamed mixture; adding the soaked fruits, vanilla essence, rum and fruit wine alternately with the Grace Browning and crushed peanuts. Repeat until all the flour mixture is used up.

Scrape batter into a greased and lined 10" baking tin.

Cover the baking tin with aluminium foil.  Place Dutch pot over medium flame with 8 cups of water and bring to a boil.  Place an empty baking pan in the water and then place the cake tin with the mixture on top; ensuring that the water level is below that of the cake.

Cover the Dutch pot and allow to steam for 1 1/2 hours.

Serve with Butter Brandy Sauce.


Yield : 12 slices

Difficulty: Easy
Preparation time: 30m

Cooking time: 1h 30m