Light Fruitcake: for Christmas

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Of all the festivals, Christmas always has a special appeal to me. No mass celebrations, no offerings, no show offs but a pure way of celebrating relationships and togetherness. . I love the way the celebration revolves around family and bonding. Bringing all our loved ones close to share some beautiful moments of togetherness. It’s a time to give, to share, to bond, to hope and to remind ourselves how much we are cared for.

I adore the way Christmas time weaves a beautiful utopian world for kids. An innocent, magical world of hope and faith. It’s a pleasure to watch their eyes twinkle when they hear the stories of Santa and his gifts. Their bright expecting eyes and the happy smiles with which they hang their socks, offer cookies and milk and awaits their gifts belongs to a time which is not long lived. But no matter how young or old we are, nothing beats the delight of receiving unexpected gifts from others.
What could be a better way to remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus and the blessings of hope, peace and love that came down from heaven above than to celebrate and pray together as a family.

Christmas for me is never complete without some good fruit cake. Either store bought or home made. But after tasting the homemade one I definitely would never go back to any shop for my dose of Christmas fruit cake. If you remember I posted one rich fruit cake recipe some 2 years back. I pretty much follow the same recipe till date, but with time have devised my own way of preparing it that suits me the most. Now, am confident and can bake it without fail. Am planning to post that revised recipe next but today I would like to share a light fruit cake recipe which could be prepared any time the cravings strike. It doesnot require the month long soaking of fruits or stirring your own caramel but is just as delicious.

Light fruit cake

Please mail to ahomemakersdiary@yahoo.in for the recipe. Thanks
I got this recipe from a book baked it this year for the first time. Trust me its gorgeous and perfect for those who doesnot like boozy flavours in their bakes. So if you think this year you missed the mark and cannot make some fruit cake for your family, don’t worry. Gather the fruits and nuts of your choice and bake it today. You have enough time to rest the cake before Christmas to mature the flavor and taste. 





To decorate dust the top with icing sugar and then drizzle with a pouring liquid of icing sugar and milk. Mine was quite thin and fallen was flat when dry. For the nuts and cherry design dry roast any whole nuts of your choice. cool and coat with good quality honey. place at the middle and finally tie a pretty ribbon  around the cake to make it look more festive.


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51 comments

  1. That is so beautiful Sayantani. So festive and yummy.

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  2. I love fruit cake, loaded with fruit and nuts. I have this book too and checked this recipe for light fruit cake, but could not bake it. This season makes me wish I had no other work except bake!

    Lovely cake Sayantani!

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  3. a perfect bake 4 dis season....beautiful presentation...........

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  4. Thats a beautiful looking cake, loved that first pic !!

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  5. Great flavors Sayantani...wishing you for the happy merry Christmas season.

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  6. Sayantani,
    that looks a stunner..ek kothaye darun hoyeche cake ta..wish you and yours loads of happiness in Christmas..hugs and smiles

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  7. Cake I have a slice,love the texture and it is all festive..

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  8. Awesome looking Fruitcake. Just setting the mood for the festive season.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Beautiful fruitcake. Very nice one.

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  10. This one looks very festive- Merry Xmas :)

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  11. Wonderful looking fruit cake, awesome and stunning bake definitely,very festive..

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  12. Cake looks very tempting...Very festive clicks and presentation..

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  13. Cute cake. Looks absolutely delicious....

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  14. Wow excellent preparation looks soft n spongy dear n looks colorful and wonderful presentation!!

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  15. I have been making cakes for years now. However, first time I have come across a tip about boiling the fruits before mixing into batter.
    Sounds like a good idea. I will try it out in a day or two and report the progress here, if I may.

    Lovely photographs of the cake. Tempting :-)

    Thanks.

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  16. This looks outstanding & extremely delicious. Beautiful presentation :)

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  17. hey Sayantani...this is such a beauty! Very tempting :)

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  18. sounds absolutely mouthwatery sayantani..:)

    Tasty Appetite

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  19. Love this Fruit cake Sayantani. And what lovely clicks and presentation!!

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  20. The cake looks so delicious.Perfect for Christmas.

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  21. awesome cake, clicks and presentation..beautiful !

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  22. nice clicks...totally festive mood and yummy cake
    Merry Christmas Dear !

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  23. Just posted Biscotti and Fruit cake too :)

    Your decorations are beautiful!

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  25. wow...that fruit cake is perfectly made dear...love those pics :-)

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  26. What a lovely and attractive cake. Perfect for the festive season.

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  27. Very beautifully decorated, yummy, soft and lovely cake.

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  28. Oh yes, Christmas is a beautiful time for celebrating family and traditions, with bags of nostalgia to go with it. For some reason, Christmas equals fruit cakes to me. I wish I could taste a slice.

    Wish you and your family a wonderful New Year 2012!

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  29. i adore Christmas too.
    this fruitcake is absolutely beautiful!

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  30. That's a beautiful fruit cake.Loved the simple yet festive decorations on it :-)
    Wish you a wonderful 2012 !!

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  31. Wish you and yours a very happy new year Sayantani....hugs and smiles

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  32. Sayantani a very very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones :)

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  33. awesome looking fruit cake
    happy new year dear!!!

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  34. Your pictures are always well presented and beautifully shot. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  35. delicious looking cake looks wonderful

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  36. Your fruitcake is a work of art. Seriously- too pretty to eat!

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  37. absolutely beautiful cake....I am sure it is tasty too...
    Wish you a very Happy New Year!!
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