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I made this Cake especially for my Father in Law, it was his birthday and his absolute favourite cake is a fruit cake. To make it extra special I made the icing using Caribbean Rum. You can make a round or square cake if you don’t have a bunt tin, or even 2 loaves. I used Whitworths Juicy dried fruits and walnuts to make this cake. www.whitworths.co.uk

  • Serves:16
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Ingredients

2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
600g apple sauce
140ml vegetable oil
400g plain or spelt flour
300g coconut or golden cater sugar
3 tbsp. cacao powder
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
1.5 tsp corn flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp ground allspice
150g raisins
150g chopped dates
400g mixed fruit and peel
200g glace cherries halved
200g chopped walnuts

To serve
Extra glace cherries
Pistachio nuts roughly chopped/or slivers
Edible silver stars
300g icing sugar
2-3 tbs dark Caribbean rum

Instructions

Pre heat the oven to 140°C Fan

Lightly grease 25cm Bundt tin.

Combine the apple sauce, oil and apple cider vinegar into a bowl.

Sieve the cacao powder and flour into a large mixing bowl and Combine all the other ingredients, give it a good mix.

Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir to completely combine.

Pour into your prepared tin and bake for 1-1.5 hours, check with a skewer after 1 hour, if the skewer comes out clean its ready.
Leave to cool completely and turn out onto a serving dish or cake stand.

Combine the icing sugar with the rum add a little rum at a time until you reach the right consistence, not too runny.

Drizzle over the cake and top with the extra cherries, pistachios and sparkle

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