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Raisins Cherry Cake

Ingredients :

 Raisins   - 1cup
 Cherries sliced - 1/2cup
  Rum       - 1/2cup
  Refined flour - 11/2cups
  Baking powder - 3tsp
  Salt        - a pinch
   Powdered sugar - 3/4cup
   Butter or Ghee - 3/4cup
   Egg       - 2nos
   Vanila essence - 1tsp

For Icing :
 Icing Sugar        - 1cup
  Milk                   - 11/2tbs
  Vanilla essence - 1/4tsp

Method of Preparation:

Mix cherries and raisins with rum. Keep on fire and remove when it begins to boil. Keep it for a night, so that the fruits will soak up the rum. Sieve the flour, baking powder salt and powdered sugar together. Add ghee and mix it well. Beat the eggs till fluffy. Add this to the flour-ghee mixture and mix. Pour vanilla essence and the prepared fruit solution to it and stir well. Pour the cake mixture in a greased ring mould. Bake for at least 45 minutes or till the cake is done. When cool, gently turn the cake out. Beat the ingredients for icing till light and fluffy. Pour this over the prepared cake and bake it before use. Decorate the cake by topping with grated chocolate over the icing.



-1 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
-3 c. flour
-2 tsp. salt
-1 tsp. allspice
-1 c. grape juice
-4 eggs, separated
-1 tsp. baking powder
-1 tbsp. cinnamon
-1 tsp. cloves
-1 c. butter, melted


Toss together in large bowl with 1 cup flour and set aside. 8 oz. candied pineapple, diced 16 oz. fruit cake mix 8 oz. candied cherries, halved 1 c. dark raisins 4 c. nuts, chopped. Mix brown sugar and egg yolks; beat 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Sift 2 cups flour with other dry ingredients, then add to egg yolk mixture alternately with grape juice. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Add fruit and nut mixture to batter along with melted butter and mix well. Press into 2 loaf pans lined with waxed paper.
Bake at 275 degrees about 3 1/2 - 4 hours. Cool 20 minutes then remove from pans. Soak cheese cloth with apricot brandy and wrap around cakes.
Wrap in aluminum foil and season for 3 weeks in cool place. Slice thin.

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