Monday, December 12, 2011

Fruited Tea Ring - 12 Days of Christmas Special

On the 7th day of our Christmas special we have a delicious Fruited Tea Ring cake.  It's perfect for those who find the classic fruit cake a little too heavy...but still has all that fruity flavour!

Fruited Tea Ring


  • 2 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Grated peel 1 lemon
  • 1 cup chopped mixed candied fruits
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup butter
  • 226 grams of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Confectioners sugar

Stir together flour and baking powder; set aside.  Combine lemon peel, candied fruits, currants, raisins and pecans; set aside.  In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs two at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.  At low speed add flour mixture gradually and mix until blended. Fold in fruits and pecans.  Turn into greased 12 cup fluted tube pan (non-stick).  Bake in a preheated oven 180 degrees for 1 hour, or until pick inserted in centre comes out clean.

Cool pan on rack for 10mins, then invert cake on rack and cool thoroughly. Sprinkle some Christmas snow with confectioners sugar on the top!

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