At this point, if you insert a sharp knife into the middle of the cake, the cake should still be a little uncooked in the middle. The strength of the coffee flavour depends on the strength of your brew. This obviously works in view of the very positive reviews but am curious as most recipes I have made before recommend a longer bake at a lower temp? ‘Paul’s moist chocolate cake’ My feed back. This Yorkshire Tea Loaf recipe makes a great alternative as a non-alcoholic fruit cake. This chart helps down and upscale cake recipe quantities and assumes that the recipe you are using is the most common size/shape, which is an 8 inch (20cm) round cake and 3 inch (7.5cm) deep. I was going to make 4”, 5”, 6” and 8” round cakes. The fruit has only been soaking for a day, and I hadn't known that trick about the cherries, so will do that if a second attempt is needed... Baking strips are on, water is in bottom of oven and Ive balanced a "lid" of parchment on top of the collar with a hole in it (a delia thing). Is the Pan Itself Important? It's wonderfully moist too. Required fields are marked *. Tag me on Facebook at, « Apple and Blackberry Buttermilk Muffins. As I'm sure at some point the fruit juice will begin to go off and spoil the cake. This has become my 'go to' Christmas cake. Would the cake mix be OK hanging around for this time? Doing this helps keep the cake moist and full of flavour. For square cakes, use the round quantities below and deduct 1 inch from the round cake chart, or alternatively, see the cake â¦ Christine. Itâs such a versatile recipe. As Featured on BBC The One Show. You must report back when the cake has been cut for hubby's birthday. It's a great Christmas cake recipe is the perfect size for a single tier wedding cake. You do this regularly either at weekly, fortnightly monthly intervals. Hello. Tips on baking a moist fruit cake follow Mrs Jones fruit cake instructions here: I am a numpty!! No matter what the flavor, Wilton has the cake recipe you need! This recipe will make an 8" round cake. Transfer the cake tin to the oven and bake for 1 3/4 to 2 hours, or until the top of the cake is firm but will has a shiny and sticky look. To get the depth you want, the recipe does not have to be doubled. Righty-ho on with the cake! Just think that deep cakes look niceespecially for a wedding. Curious as always? Mix together all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt) with a whisk until fully combined. As all ovens are different, I would suggest using your own experience as you will know your oven well. Leave wrapped and in an airtight container until required. I have one 4 inch cake tin... Would it be possible to make the mix and cook them one after the other all on the same day? I could make a GF recipe as is but would like to convert this but don't want to mess up in view of the time and cost involved. This is the link to her post at The Pink Whisk Website. Butter – fridge cold and cut into ½ cubes. The baking times will, of course, be different. This dark rich moist fruit cake can be prepared in advance. October 20, 2019 by Lynn Hill 13 Comments. So I thought I would give it a try to see how it works. In a large bowl, mix together the dried fruits, glace cherries, and orange zest. Wrap the outside of the tin with either baking strips or brown paper and string ( the old fashioned way haha!). NOTE: When baking large cakes, 25cm (10 inchesâ¦ Take out of the tin and leave the inner lining on the cake. Fruit Cake Recipes Using your finger tips rub in the butter until you have a breadcrumb consistency. Although you need to make sure that you don't over soak the cake. Wash, dry and flour fruits like cherries and angelica so they don't sink to the bottom. Let's just get this right because I've got my giddy head on as well! Have a look how my dear old mum used to make fruit cake: Hope the above helps, sorry to have got so confused at first. Line the outside of the tin with a folded sheet of brown paper. I can tell you in my fan assisted oven I bake a 4" deep fruit cake for approx 1 hr 20mins at a starting temperature of 130c for the first half an hour reducing to 120 for the remaining time. PrivacyPolicy. That's great. Being a Yorkshire Lass, I love your recipes, especially the Yorkshire Tea Loaf!! Testing the centre of the cake with a skewer until it comes out clean. With no info about the advantages of the rubbing in method. Cook cake in tube pan on wire rack 10 minutes. We've just finished eating our second fruit cake which I made for last Christmas. Soak a large piece of cheese cloth in the reserved brandy. Find easy-to-follow recipes for all sorts of cakes including chocolate, vanilla, red velvet and more! An oven thermometer is a great investment and well worth buying. Oven was on low yesterday (about 120 throughout) and the BEAST took 7 HOURS to cook, and ended up at about 4.75inches. If you post the question in the group, I'll tag her in on the thread. The fruit is soaked overnight in Yorkshire tea. Donât want to make a big 13×9-inch pan? Whatever takes my fancy. You're welcome Claire. Especially if you are keeping it for any length of time. How many gms minimum would you suggest? For the cooking time take a peek at 4 hours and then check it every 15 â 20 minutes from then on depending on how t looks but probably â¦ Pour the batter into the prepared 8-inch deep-sided cake tin making sure the top is level and smooth. Preheat the oven to 170c deg (Fan assisted) Grease and line 1 x 8 inch/20cm round loose bottom deep-sided cake tin with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 170c deg Fan assisted oven. Hi, I have just measured my 14 inch cake tin and it is 3 inches deep, therefore the recipe for the 14 inch square fruit cake will work for your 13.5 x 14.5 tin. Daily Mail. Thank you so much for your reply I will pop off to your blog now, however I would be most grateful for any guidance on how long you bake a cake as per above for normally (realise it will only be a guide). My cake is 8 inch diameter and the 4 inch bit refers to depth - never having made a cake quite so deep before. So if marzipan and fondant are to your liking, take a look at my post on How to decorate your cakes this Christmas. Either way, itâs a fantastic recipe. by making the fruit cake layer. Any recipe can be converted using my ready reckoner or the cakeometer tool here: I can't say how long you would need to bake the cake in your oven as all appliances are different and timing is something you would need to keep an eye and nose on. The dried fruits in this Mixed Fruit and Coffee Spelt Loaf, are soaked overnight in freshly brewed ground coffee. A curiosity question? In my experience, these quantities produce a cake which is 2.5 â 3 inches deep. You can also soak the fruit overnight if you are making the cake early the following morning. Leave in the tin to cool completely. This will help prevent the edges of the cake from baking too dry and possibly burning. .......... Take a look at my other recipe for a Light Fruit Cake which uses 600g of mixed dried fruit rather than the 850g that is used in this recipe. Tied with string. To make a formal cake for a birthday, wedding or anniversary, the following chart will show you the amount of ingredients required to fill the chosen cake tins, whether round or square. You want to bake same recipe in an 8" round, 5" deep tin to hopefully get a 4" deep cake? Remove from pan; cool thoroughly on rack. Likewise, if you use a different sized cake tin to the one suggested in any recipe, this will also affect the oven timings. Grease and line 1 x 8 inch/20cm round deep-sided loose bottom cake tin with baking parchment. Testing again every 10 mins until the skewer comes out clean. If not bake longer testing again at 10 mins intervals. Can I just clarify please oven temp and timing? Just remember to ensure that the total quantity of fruit matches that of the recipe. Choose the table you are most happy with â metric or imperial. This fruit cake recipe will make 3 small thin 6 inch cakes, a large deep 8-9 inch cake, or 2 2litre domed cakes with leftovers for half a litre domed cake. She doesn't cover a 5' cake tin, but the weights for the 4" and 6" will give you a rough idea of what the weight of the cake batter should be for a 5" tin. âI love making fruitcakes, and this is truly the best fruitcake Iâve ever â¦ Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. and how long do you think it might take to bake? foodgawker. Soak the fruit in your favourite tipple for at least a week to plump it up. There is about 2cm of tin left above the batter and then indeed a deep parchment collar and thankfully, I remembered to double line. Some people use fruit juice instead of alcohol. Having not made them using a 5" cake tin, I can't be sure it would bake to equal sizes using this amount of mixture in 5" cake tins. Morning Lynn. My name is Lynn Hill. DO NOT wrap in tin foil alone as the acid from the fruit will eat away at the tin foil and flakes of foil could become absorbed into your cake. I like to make for friends, so the 6" option was great. Bake in the oven for 1hr 20mins. Feed it regularly with Brandy, Rum or Whisky and it will mature over time. Check for doneness at time up and bake on if necessary checking every 5 minutes until done. Your email address will not be published. Tied with string. A delicious moist, fruited tea loaf recipe. Increasing it by the 25% the bake time will more or less be the same as for the square 2.5" deep, keeping to the same temperature as for the original. In a large bowl, mix together the dried fruits, glace cherries, and orange zest. To help prevent the top of the cake from over baking, you can place a sheet of baking parchment across the top and over the cake. How do I change cake recipe quantities for different bakes? Feed the cake with a couple of tablespoons of Brandy. Allowing all the fruits to soak up the brandy and orange juice. The light fruit cake recipe has the option to beat the butter and sugar together. Using your fingertips rub in the butter until you have a breadcrumb consistency. At this point, to help prevent the top of the cake from over baking, you can place a sheet of baking parchment across the top and over the cake. For a non-alcoholic fruit cake, soak the fruit in orange or apple juice rather than alcohol. I am also the writer and recipe creator for Traditional Home Baking. Learn how your comment data is processed. Feeding a rich fruit Chrismas cake with brandy, rum or whisky can be repeated at regular weekly/monthly intervals. Well he's gone in! Many thanks If the skewer still has uncooked mixture left on it, continue baking at the same temperature. The fruit is soaked overnight in freshly brewed coffee. Testing again every 10 mins until the skewer comes out clean. Think I'm looking for 5-6 inches deep. This will help prevent the edges of the cake from baking too dry and possibly burning. Towards the end of the baking time, do the skewer test. Thanks. Tips for an even bake and moistness: I only have 3" deep tins. Wrap in more baking parchment. If not bake longer testing again at 10 mins intervals. How are you doing? The World's Best Fruitcake. Iâve just made a 6 inch fruit cake from your inspire and desire book and i must say iâm converted to fruit cake now! Or a combination of both, if you want to make small Christmas cakes. Preheat the oven to 110c (fan)/130c/Gas Mark 1. Or you can use 850g (total weight) Mixed Dried Fruit. - (before I realised you had answered! Take out of the tin and leave the inner baking parchment lining on the cake. This dark rich, moist fruit Christmas cake can be prepared in advance. Also I noticed a comment dated May 2019 saying someone had made this gluten free and this is something I will be doing for our own cake and wonder if you have any feedback on this please? Therefore oven timings in recipes are a guide. Washington Post. Light Fruit Cake decorated with an Apricot Glaze and Glacé cherries, 1 x 6inch round cake and 2 x 4 inch round cakes. Now please check your junk/mailbox to confirm your subscription. For a non-alcoholic fruit cake, soak the fruit in orange or apple juice rather than alcohol. When the cake is completely cooled, double wrap in greaseproof paper/baking parchment, and further wrap in foil. Feed the cake with a couple of tablespoons of Brandy. Another recipe that you may like is this Light Fruit Cake decorated with an Apricot Glaze and Glacé cherries. For a 6 inch (15 cm) round or 5 inch (13 cm) square cake For an 8 inch (20 cm) round cake or a 7 in (18 cm) square one For a 9 inch (23 cm) round or 8 inch (20 cm) square cake For an 11 inch (28 cm) round or 10 inch (25.5 cm) square cakeâ¦ Shop. See my Notes and Tips below, for baking times using other sized cake tins. You've got an 8" fruit cake recipe which you normally bake in an 8" square tin for 4 hours and which finishes to a depth of 2.5"?? The collar will keep overspill batter contained. Make a 2/3 batch of the recipe. The information in â¦ Better when made a month ahead of time to allow to age. I've searched the net and recipes â¦ What we mean by 'feeding a fruit cake' is simply taking a few spoonfuls of brandy, or whisky and pouring it over the top of the (baked) cake allowing the alcohol to soak into the cake. Do you have any tips to help keep it moist and evenly baked? The mixed dried fruit is soaked overnight in freshly brewed tea and will last a couple of weeks when stored correctly. when you say feed the fruit cake how would you do this? Read More…. This is just my opinion. If you want to double the recipe make the parchment collar quite deep and pile the batter in to what you think will give you a really deep cake. Bake in the oven for 1hr 20mins. To find â¦ If it comes out clean, it’s baked. Then turn the temperature down to 160 Fan and bake for a further 55 – 60 mins or until the cake is fully baked. If the skewer still has uncooked mixture left on it, continue baking at the same temperature. It just prevents fruit burning and the sides and top getting hard. Now that you've made your cake, you may want to think about how to decorate it. I point out, helpfully, that I already have, but every year a few books of fruit desserts come out, mostly relating to pies or crisps and cobblers.So it was interesting to see one devoted solely to cakes, called (appropriately) Fruit Cake: Recipes â¦ I'm pretty sure using the creaming method would work with this recipe too. As for the comment about gluten free, the person in question is in the Traditional Home Baking Facebook group, you could ask her there to see how she got on. Thanks again for your help and will indeed report back! Your email address will not be published. Add the soaked fruit, eggs and treacle and gently mix together until everything is well combined. Pic I'm baking a 10" round but us a smaller recipe so I get about 2.5 deep â¦ Or, thoroughly cool the cake in loaf pan on wire rack; remove from pan. The Pink Whisk - Ruth Clemens from the first Great British Bake Off Series, has an interesting post giving weights for different sized Christmas cake mixtures. At times, if I want to ramp it up a bit, Iâll replace part of the fruit, and add chopped apricots, prunes or dried cranberries, to the equivalent to the amount of fruit Iâve taken out. the house smells lovley lol, my only question is my cake didnât rise to the full 3 in depth of the tin although i did wrap paper round the tin, is this normal for it to be only 2inches deep? This recipe was first published on November 2012 and has since been updated in October 2019 with new photos and additional information. Ingredients. All my recipes for sponge cakes result in a 3.75" deep cake which is perfect for a wedding, however I can't find a fruit cake recipe â¦ If it comes out clean, it's baked. !- how much does fruit cake rise??) Preheat your oven to 130 Celsius. The information in my blog here may be of help: Baking Problems and Solutions by madeitwithlove. You can use smaller sized round cake tins such as 6 inch or 4 inch. Wish him felicitations! Baking on a lower temperature will also be beneficial. STEP 7 Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake â¦ The fruit is soaked overnight in freshly brewed coffee. Over the last several years, people suggested that I write a book of fruit desserts. if it is whould i be able to use the 7 inch recepie and put it the 6 inch â¦ It may be a Yorkshire thing, which is where I live, but cheese goes really well with fruit cake. © 2020 CakeFlix Ltd. All rights reserved. Store in an airtight container to mature. But it will also make cakes using either of the following sized deep sided cake tins; These timings are for a conventional oven and are meant to be a guide only. Scaling cakes is always a little tricky but with rich fruit cakes, such as Christmas cakes, the recipes are a little more forgiving. Round Pans. - Just the sponge layer now, but that'll be in a couple of months...Ive watched Paul's ganache lessons from beginning to end . Thank you for such a helpful answer MIWL!! Thanks Lynn. If you double the recipe the mixture will spill over the sides. This recipe makes 1 x 8 inch round cake. 4 – 5 tablespoons. I would like to receive the latest videos direct to my inbox. In a large separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and mixed spice. This looks like it will be a lovely Christmas cake but can you tell me please what effect the rubbing in of the butter will have as opposed to the creaming method? The smell in the tin is most intoxicating, oh, mmmmm, the FUMES!! Far better to soak the fruit in the fruit juice before baking. Thank you . Butter the bottom and sides of a Nigella gives a table of quantities for her Traditional Christmas Cake (in Christmas, p172) for 18cm (7-inch), 23cm (9-inch) and 25.5cm (10-inchâ¦ sorry if this sounds like a stupid question first time making a fruit cake. Just make sure that you keep the cake wrapped in baking parchment, then a layer of foil to what ever you prefer to wrap your cakes in. All the usual precautions really. Towards the end of the baking time, do the skewer test. It's a great Christmas cake recipe and is the perfect size for a single-tier wedding cake. If it does dome a bit, put a weight on it as soon as it comes out of the oven to squigg it down. For the first time ever I have bought some 5" deep tins and plan to double up the recipe and bake a 4" cake. Well! I begin with the temp at 170 deg, then reduce it down to 160deg. Allowing all the fruits to soak up the brandy and orange juice. I'm hoping to start my hubby's 50th birthday cake this weekend (10 weeks in advance!) Feed it regularly with Brandy, Rum or Whisky and it will mature over time. I would like to use a much lesser quantity of mixed fruits. A rich fruit cake like this will keep for several months when wrapped and stored correctly. 480gSultanas 450gRaisins 550gCurrants 225mlBrandy 260gUnrefined dark muscovado sugar 1 tbspBlack treacle 5Egg With a further wrap of foil. Many thanks - Gerry x. Stirring occasionally. For a 10 inch round tin I would do a 7 egg recipe. I'm a little sceptical about feeding a fruit cake with fruit juice and keeping it for any length of time. If you are looking for a recipe for a larger cake please see 14â³ Fruit Cake Recipes. The 6-inch cakes take between 1-2 hours to bake, the 8-inch â¦ Pour the batter into the prepared tin making sure the top is level and smooth. Wrap cooled cake in cheesecloth, place in large plastic bag and store in a cool, dry place. Sift in the flour, baking powder and spices and fold in well, then stir in the steeped fruit and remaining liquid and vanilla extract. Add the soaked fruit, eggs, and treacle and gently mix together until everything is well combined. Most cake batters are baked in standard pans, such as â¦ you've done everything needed for a great cake. The bottom tier is to be fruit with 3 assorted sponge tiers on top. A good question. I see from your notes on this recipe how I can get 4”and 6” cakes from the 8” mixture, but what about the 5” cakes? I can tell you in my fan assisted oven I bake a 4" deep fruit cake for approx 1 hr 20mins at a starting temperature of 130c for the first half an hour reducing to 120 for the remaining time. I'd also like to skip the orange juice and only add the alcohol, because the mixed fruit I have, contains citrus peels. Hi Lynne - this recipe is ideal for the 2 family cakes that I will be making and will make it using the creaming method. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. Pour over the Brandy â¦ Then turn the temperature down to 160c Fan and bake for a further 55 – 60 mins or until the cake is fully baked. ... add,nuts, fruit and mincemeat. Poke holes with a large skewer all over the cake. Recipes & Decorating Recipes Cake Recipes â¦ Remember to rewrap it correctly between each feeding time. Do not over mix. Double line the tin with parchment keeping a deep collar. Wrap cake in brandy- or juice- â¦ Testing the centre of the cake with a skewer until it comes out clean. Butter and flour bundt pans. Sandra. All ovens are different. A perfect addition as part of an Afternoon Tea menu. In a large bowl, mix together the mixed dried fruits, glace cherries, and orange zest. I also made gluten free versions last year too. This looks like a great recipe .. The doubled recipe did indeed all go in (eek! This allowed all the liquid to soak into the fruit, leaving no residual liquid behind. I didn't make myself clear at all in my dimensions! Add the sugar and ground almonds. 10oz (280g) Butter / marg 10oz (280g) moist brown sugar 1 lemon & 1 orange finely grated rind 1 tablespoon black treacle 6 beaten eggs with 2 tablespoons of brandy or sherry or rum Happy Baking! Hi there Fruit cakes don't normally rise very much as long as you've used plain flour. TBH I'm not sure of the advantage. Especially for the festive season. These timings are for a conventional oven and are. This is one of the simplest and easiest version of making a traditional fruit cake.In this fruit cake recipe, we boil the dried fruits in liquid which will make the raisins and dried fruits soft and plumpy and thus the cake â¦ That's a good question. 6 inch round tin = 1 hr at 160c then approx 40 mins at 120c, 4 inch round tin = 1 hr 160c then approx 20 mins at 120c, Let me know how you got on. Have been asked to do a 4 tier wedding cake. Feed with Brandy, Rum or Whisky every other day for a few weeks. Leave wrapped and in an airtight container until required. Approx. Sign up to be first to know when new tutorials are added and LIVE shows! When buying pre packed mixed dried fruit. Juice of 1 large orange. Stirring occasionally. If you have a tried and trusted recipe it would be easier to convert it for a 5" tin, keeping the temperature the same as the original recipe. Mine are very drunk indeed-dee!! Pour over the brandy and orange juice and mix well. Place the cake on a cooling rack. This depends on how rich a flavour and how mature you want your cake to be and how long you plan to make it in advance. This part can be done a lot easier when using a good electric mixer with a large bowl. Using your hands or a wooden spoon. Thanks so much Lynn for your help. Pour over the Brandy and orange juice and mix well. (Ingredients are the same as previous years but the only change to the recipe is a lower temperature for a gentler baked cake.) Mix until well combined. I am making a start on my Christmas cakes and was going to use this recipe. This part can be done a lot easier and quicker when using a good electric mixer with a large bowl. I’m a cook book author, food writer, member of the guild of food writers, and a self taught home baker living in the UK. By all means, substitute the fruit juice and use alcohol to soak your fruit, but I would not alter the amount of fruit too much as you could have all the fruit sinking to the bottom of the cake with the amount of flour and butter that is used.
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