Guinness and Brazil Nuts Fruit Cake

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Guinness and Brazil Nuts Fruit Cake

Guinness and Brazil Nuts Fruit Cake Prep. Time:

Guinness and Brazil Nuts Fruit Cake Chef: INC

Guinness and Brazil Nuts Fruit Cake Category: Biscuits & Cakes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of mixed dried fruit (raisins, currants, prunes and cranberries)
  •  1 cup of orange juice
  •  ½ pound of butter
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • Grated rind of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • 1 ¼ cup of warm Guinness®
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of each: nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon
  • 3 ounces of diced candied ginger
  • ½ cup of chopped Brazil nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of whisky

Preparation

1) Cover fruit with orange juice and allow to macerate overnight. Drain well. 2) Preheat oven to 325°F. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the orange rind and golden syrup and beat again. 3) In a separate bowl, combine the Guinness® with the soda and beat in the eggs. Sift the flour and spices together. 4) Fold a quarter into the creamed butter and sugar. Add a third of the Guinness® mixture, and continue to add remainder of flour and Guinness®, ending with flour. 5) Stir in the macerated dried fruit, the ginger and nuts. Mix well. Bake for 1 hour, then reduce oven to low and cook for another 1 1/ 2 hours. 6) Sprinkle with the whisky and allow to cool.
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