|Christmas Rum Cake|
Orange juice-3/4 cup
Chopped nuts-each 1/3 cup
(macadamia,almond,walnuts or any nuts of your choice)
Dry cherry,cranberry or tutti frutti-1/3 cup
Ingredients for the batter
Maida/all purpose flour-1 &1/2 cups
White sugar-3/4 cup
Brown sugar-1/4 cup
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4tsp
All spice powder-1/2tsp
Sieve flour,salt,baking soda & all spice powders, keep it aside.Beat oil,eggs,sugar,brown sugar & essence together till fluffy.
Dust the soaked nuts with 1 or 2 tsp of flour, make sure they are evenly coated.
Add the flour to the beaten liquid ingredients, mix it thoroughly.
Fold in the dusted nuts,pour it into a greased pan & bake it for 30 minutes or till done at 350 deg. F
Cool completely & then cut.
a) Brush the cake with some rum on top, wrap it with a butter paper & cut it next day.It gives a rich taste when eaten the next day.
b) If your batter is thick squeeze some orange juice,mix well to get a nice pouring consistency and then bake.
c) Use any combination of nuts and dry fruits you like.
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