Food Fridays on Empty Streets: Fruit cakes for the holidays

Posted 9:16 AM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels: , ,
Christmas is fast approaching and it is the season of sharing and giving as well as the more popularly delish dish known to everyone as Fruit Cake. Though admittedly a lot of bad publicity has been given this little dessert due to the taste of mass produced batches - all of that immediately gets turned around once one gets to try the homemade varieties that comes fresh out of the oven and ready to eat.

Here are the cooking ingredients and items you shall need:
# Loaf Pans
# Mixing Bowls
# Spatulas
# Strainers
# Spatulas
# Strainers
# Mixing bowls
# 3/4 lb. candied mixed fruits
# 1/4 lb. chopped walnuts
# 1 16-oz. package cake mix

and the easy instructions am sure you'll love to follow:

Place the dried fruit in a bowl and cover with warm water. Soak for 15 minutes, then strain and pat the fruit dry with paper towels.
While the fruit soaks, prepare twice the number of pans that the cake package suggests, because you will be adding the fruit to the batter, increasing its volume.
Prepare the cake batter according to package directions, but stop just before adding the completed batter to the cake pans.
Fold in the fruit and the walnuts by hand, then divide the mixture between the pans.
Bake according to package directions.

So once you have had your practice, which I strongly recommend, you will find that you can actually add a bit more in terms of what you mix into the actual cake to give it a little accent such as the berries and nuts to give it more of an aphrodisiac effect. So as with all cooking advices would go - learn to have fun and pour some love into the mix and am sure things will all work out fine.

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If you have a holiday recipe to share simply leave us a comment with your link and we'd more than happy to add you up here for everyone to see :) Happy holidays everyone.

6 comment(s) to... “Food Fridays on Empty Streets: Fruit cakes for the holidays”


Mizé said...

Hi Metz!
I love fruit cakes, they´re my favorite. I prefer the ones with different types of nuts, almonds, etc, not those with other fruits.
A great Saturday xx

Monica said...

I want some! :-D

Zen Ventures said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm not a real fan of the fruit cake but I'll take it when someone gives it! :)

Empty Streets said...

HI Mize,

wow heheh am so glad you love this fruit cake recipe heheheh :) You are more than welcome to come and grab some :) heheheh and yes i love the nuts especially almonds in Fruit cake. The crunch is so satisfying eheheh :)

Empty Streets said...

Hi Monica,

of course you can have as many as you want dear - it's christmas time heheeh we all have an excuse to eat a lot :) hehehehe

Empty Streets said...

Hi Zen Ventures,

aww am so happy you liked this fruity goodness heheeh :) you can eat all the fruit cakes you want ;)

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