Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Baking

I have been baking up a storm for Christmas this year. Already I have completed two pumpkin pies, a pumpkin bread cake, and a fruit cake. I'm lovin' it! Now last year, my fruit cake was a complete shambles and nasty to boot. But this year, I have created my own recipe using a combination of recipes. But it has turned out fantastic, so I thought I'd share.

Easy Fruit Cake

2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
3 tablespoons of applesauce
1 tablespoon orange extract
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 2pound tub of Sun Ripe Fruit Cake Mix fruit

Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs and mix.
Add applesauce and extracts and mix.
Mix flour and baking powder together and then add to butter mixture.
Add fruit and stir.

I used 2 8" round cake pans but you can use bread pans, bundt, cupcake, etc.
Line pan with foil and then spread in batter.

Bake at 250 degrees. Different pans will require different baking times. The 2 round cake pans I used took over an hour. I began checking them at 45 minutes. Done when a toothpick comes out clean.


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