Cream Cheese Fruit Cake

Please make sure you add the Brandy or Sherry or Port. It gives the cake a really pleasant taste. It also gives it a longer shelf life. I kept mine wrapped in the fridge and it lasted well over 2 weeks. Have a great week!

Cream Cheese Fruit Cake

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Baking time: 1½-2 hours; Makes: 8 inch (20cm) round cake

Ingredients

  • 90g (6 tbsp, 3oz, ⅓ cup +1 tablespoon) butter diced and softened 
  • 112g (4oz) cream cheese, diced
  • 150g (¾ cup) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g (1 cup + 2 tbsp) flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup brandy or sherry or port
  • 300g (10.5oz) sliced prunes 
  • 175g (6oz) sliced soft dried apricots

Instructions

  1. Grease and line the base and sides of an 8 inch (20cm) round cake pan with three layers of parchment. Preheat the oven to 300ºF (150ºC) ten minutes before using. Make sure the butter is very soft.
  2. Combine the butter, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, flour and brandy in the bowl of your stand mixer. Beat on low speed until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Then beat on medium speed until the batter is smooth and pale in colour (about 1 minute). Stir in all the fruit. Transfer batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1½-2 hours or until pale golden on top and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  4. For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. I use a 240ml American cup.

Points to Note

  • Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the clafoutis at 300ºF (150ºC)  for 1½ hours. It was nice and golden on top.

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Step By Step Photos

Here are the fruits used in this cake

Combine the butter, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, flour and brandy in the bowl of your stand mixer. Beat on low speed until all ingredients are combined, then beat on medium speed until the batter is smooth and pale in colour (about 1 minute).

Stir in the fruit.

here is the batter after adding the fruit

Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1½-2 hours.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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