Maida/All purpose flour-1 cup
(separated & beat the white till its fluffy & forms peaks)
Grated lemon & orange zest together-1/2 tsp
All spice powder-1/2 tsp
Ingredients soaked in rum for 3 days if you have time or for at least 2 to 3 hours
Fruit cake mix or Tutti fruity-1 cup
Chopped cashew nuts-1/4 cup
Chopped almonds-1/4 cup
Chopped walnuts-1/4 cup
(In a pan add sugar & 1tsp of water & keep stirring till it changes its colour to golden brown.Now slowly add remaining 3tsp of water,mix it well.Be carefull at this stage it may splutter & burn fast.Remove from fire,cool it before adding it to the cake batter)
Sieve baking powder,baking soda,all spice powders,salt & maida.
Beat the egg whites till fluffy.
Beat vanilla essence & egg yolks and keep it aside.
Cream butter & sugar till creamy,slowly add egg yolk mixture & maida alternatively & mix it well.
Now add the dry fruits mixture,lemon/orange zest,caramel liquid & egg whites, fold it gently.
Grease a baking tray dusted with little maida/all purpose flour.
Pour this cake mixture in it,bake it for 45 minutes at 350 deg.C or till done.
Cool it completely & brush it up with some rum,cut & serve.
a) I usually wrap it up tight with a foil & cut the next day.
b) If you think your batter is tight add 1/4 cup milk to loosen it up.
c) If you don't have all spice powder just add cardamom 7 cinnamon powder.
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