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Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake
One Caramel Cake.... Having it Two Ways.... Priceless!


✅ INGREDIENTS

  • Nonstick cooking spray with flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup Caramel Syrup, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit 
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

✅ INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray one 8-inch round cake pan and one loaf pan with cooking spray, line each with a parchment paper, and spray again. Set pans aside.

2. Beat butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Gradually add 1 cup sugar and continue to beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in syrup.
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

3.  In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

4. Beat eggs until foamy in another bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and continue beating until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir into cake batter until well combined.
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

5. Divide the batter into 2 parts - put one part in a round baking dish.
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

6. Mix 1 cup of dried fruit and 1/2 cup of chopped nuts with 1 tablespoon of flour. Mix this into half of the prepared batter.
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

7. Put this batter in a prepared loaf pan.
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

8. Bake the 2 cakes for 20-25 minutes until done. The fruit loaf cake may take slightly longer than the plain caramel cake. Cool the cakes on a wire rack.
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

9. When the fruit cake is cooled, sprinkle with some powdered sugar and serve. Decorate the plain caramel cake with royal icing.
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

Royal Icing

Prepare royal icing as per instructions. I have made a recipe from Nigella Lawson a few times and like it for its simplicity and taste. I decided to use the same recipe this time around. For recipe of the royal icing.
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

Divide the icing into parts and color them as needed.
 
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

My son was so excited with all the fuss that he started his own little project of icing on a slice of bread :) 
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

Finally after a few hours of slogging with the icing, the colors, the tips, messing up the cakes again and again and trying to fix it everytime, we both had finished products that we were proud of!
Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake

I loved every bit of making this recipe and decorating the cake. It was a special treat for myself before I went back to work and I am so glad I did it because since then, life has been very very busy. Today is the first time I'm blogging since then. But hopefully life will get more settled and I will get back to sharing my love for cooking on this blog. Till then - Ciao!!

Jyotsna

Well, it was the last week of my maternity leave and I knew I had to make a couple of things before life got crazy again .... one was a caramel fruit cake and the other was icing a cake with royal icing. And yes there was another thing - there was a recipe for Caramel Cake I had seen on the Martha Stewart website which I had been wanting to try for a while. So the plan was simple - make the Caramel Cake ... make a fruit cake from half and use the other half to decorate with icing :)

This time I also attempted to photograph my cooking through the process instead of just taking pictures of the end product. I have been very inspired by Kay. Although my pictures and layout are nowhere as impressive as hers but her website has been an inspiration to me. This cooking session was also a great time to bond with my son, who has been my amazing assistant in the kitchen. He is usually perched on the shelf and the kitchen is twice as messy when he is done but it is a delight to have him pour ingredients and help me mix stuff. This time around, we also had my friend Cynthia over when the decorating session was happening. It was good fun to spend the time with her after she and I came back from a girls' only lunch :) (aah the joys of maternity leave!)

Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake 

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Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake Caramel Cake & Fruit Cake Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on Saturday, November 27, 2021 Rating: 5

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