Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lesson 17: Rich Fruit Cake & Madeira Cake with Lemon Fudge Icing

I hope you did not beat yourself up too much on master the technique of making light fluffy sponges...

Today we learn how to make a Rich Fruit Cake and Madeira Cake.

Everyone knows what is a fruit cake!

A fruit cake is the opposite of a sponge. It is dense and a very heavy cake. It's simple to make and keep for a vvvvvvery long time! That is if you store it properly!

Fruit cake is usually sold and eaten during the Christmas period. And it is sold by weight. The heavier the fruit cake, the more costly it'll be.

It is important to soak the dried fruits in Rum a week before you're going to make the fruit cake. This will ensure that the dried fruits soaks up all the flavour from the liquid.

Here's what you need to make a fruit cake.

A madeira cake is basically a simple butter cake. We made some cupcakes and one in a cake. The batter is very light therefore, we bake them in higher temperature at a shorter time.

You might already know that Madeira cake is sometimes used in a Trifle.

Here's my Madeira Cake with Lemon Fudge Icing

 See you next lesson! :)

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