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Anchor Caribbean

Anchor Christmas Fruit Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. Anchor Butter
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 4 Egg Yolks lightly beaten
  • 1 can Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp. Lime Rind (zested)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Essence
  • 1 tsp. Almond Essence
  • 1 tbsp. Baking Powder
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Crystalized Fruits (glace cherries, mixed peel) chopped
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Prunes
  • 1 cup Rum (or non-alcoholic Red Wine)
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Almonds
  • 4 Egg Whites (beaten into stiff peaks)

One week before, marinate the crystalized fruits, raisins and prunes in rum (or non-alcoholic wine). Mix them all together and set aside.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat together the first 7 ingredients until well combined and mixture is thick and creamy.
  3. Sift the baking powder and flour together. Add the fruit mixture and almonds. Continue beating until mixture is smooth.
  4. Fold the egg whites into mixture, combine well.
  5. Pour batter into a 10″ baking pan and place into oven. Bake for 1 hour.
  6. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool. Once cooled remove from pan and decorate as desired.
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