Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas fruit cake


1 tin(400g) condensed milk
100g butter
1/2cup(75g) sugar
1/3 cup(50)ml warm water
2 cups(200g) maida
1 tbsp baking powder
1tbsp soda bicarbonate
1/2tbsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tbsp nutmeg powder
1 1/2 cups, chopped(150g) mixed dry fruits( cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts, cherries, orange peel)
150 ml aerated soda

Step1: Preheat oven to 180 deg c, grease and dust with maida an 8" dia round cake tin. Heat sugar in a pan till it melts and becomes brown, add warm water to make caramel syrup and keep aside. Sift together the maida, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, cinnamon and nutmeg, 2-3 times. Mix 1 tbsp maida into the chopped fruit to coat the fruit.
                                                             Dry fruits dusted in maida

                                                                        caramel syrup

STEP2: soften butter in a pan; mix in condensed milk. Fold in the sifted maida with the milkmaid- butter mixture, alternating with aerated soda and caramel syrup till all are used. Add the chopped dry fruits, fold into the mix carefully.

STEP3: Pour the batter into the greased cake tin and bake for an hour at 180 deg c or till the cake is done. Remove from oven, cool for a while. Loosen sides of cake and turnout onto a plate. Cool Slightly before cutting into pieces

REcipe courtesy: Nestle milkmaid.


  1. Wish you a Happy 2012.
    Lovely cake. I also used to prepare cake during New year. All that is only in memory now. Now it is only buying and celebrating..

  2. Thank you chitra, these are just to keep my children to keep them occupied during holidays. the above cake was baked by my daughter and son. aVery simple method.