Contemporary Fruitcake Recipe

Yesterday afternoon I finished the NEW fruit cake recipe, I was thinking about a few days ago. Proudly presenting a contemporary Fruit Cake Recipe  on the occasion of the Royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton everyone around the world is talking about today:

to Will & Kate

To celebrate your  Wedding with you, I baked a little Fruit Cake for our Breakfast Weddingparty at home. Wishing you all the luck on earth and a great life together. All the best from Vienna

Ingredients for Fruitcake by VAnportrait:

1 apple, peeled, chopped
0.5 mango, peeled, chopped
50g dried cranberries
100g dried dates (no stones)
50g crystallized strawberries
35g crystallized ginger
50g dried apricot
50g dried red grapes
50g walnuts
200g butter
300g light brown sugar
3 free range eggs
1 lemon – grated zest
1 orange – grated zest
200g plain flour
0.5tsp baking powder
1tsp vanillasugar

Preheat oven to 150C.  Sieve the flour and baking powder together. Place the dried fruits in a bowl and cover with boiling water.  Melt the butter and sugar together in a saucepan and allow to cool slightly. Beat the eggs, ginger, strawberries, lemon and orange zest and vanilla sugar into the butter and sugar.  Drain the dried fruits and chop finely and add to the saucepan. Stir in the apple, mango and flour, then spoon into a tin and bake in the oven for about 60 minutes until well risen.  A skewer inserted should come out clean with just a few crumbs. Leave to cool in the tin. And now it is all up to you an your taste. It can be covered with marzipan and sugar paste and decorated or simply enjoyed on its own.

I covered the cake with rasperry jam, then layered with marzipan and finished with a scented red fruit sugar paste and decorated with a mix of dried rose blooms, red pepper and strawberries.

Last but not least I took advantage of my calligraphy skills and wrote the monograms of Cathrine and William on the Cake as written on the Celebration China to commemorate the Royal Wedding. But now off to our Breakfast Weddingparty! Let’s Celebrate!

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