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Archana, thanks for your quick reply. and a VERY M...

2012-12-19T15:08:27.069-08:00

Archana,
thanks for your quick reply. and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you as well !!!

Although I love my bundt pan, I am a bit scared to try the bundt pan for this considering all the sticky items like the fruit and caramel. I will go with the safer option of 2 9 inch loaf pans with parchment paper underneath. and shall I stick to the same oven temperature and cooking time??



HI Annie,splitting between two 8 inch loaf pans wi...

2012-12-19T11:45:51.483-08:00

HI Annie,splitting between two 8 inch loaf pans will work.
You can bake it in a bundt pan std size, 9X13 rectangle,9 inch square/round/loaf for one cake.
I would even say that you can use two 9 inch loaf pans, cakes won't be as tall,but will taste and look good. Have fun and have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS !



Hello Archana, quick question. I have soaked 3 cup...

2012-12-19T11:30:26.028-08:00

Hello Archana,
quick question. I have soaked 3 cups of dry fruits and planning to follow your proportions (flour, butter, eggs etc) for the cake. I was wondering whether it would yield 1 loaf or 2 loaves. Could you let me know? I would really appreciate it if you could reply me before tomorrow. I am planning to bake it tomorrow so that I will have few days to rest the cake before christmas.
thanks,
Annie



The recipe looks super delicious and the clicks ar...

2012-01-16T10:44:56.735-08:00

The recipe looks super delicious and the clicks are amazing. I had bookmarked your site a long time ago. You are amongst the first food blogs I got introduced to. it is my pleasure to invite you to my first blog event plus giveaway - Valentines Special. Do check it out and be a part of it. Would be great if you were there..!

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Hi Archana, I am planning on baking this cake for...

2011-12-12T16:20:08.756-08:00

Hi Archana,

I am planning on baking this cake for Christmas. Can you tell me the pan size that you used?



this recipe is indeed gud.archana cud you convert ...

2010-01-11T06:40:56.573-08:00

this recipe is indeed gud.archana cud you convert all the measurement in grams and repost this recipe or jus mail me at eddytags7@rediffmail.com. i am a home baker and were do we get quality baking ovens for domestic use cud you name a brand am based in chennai i bake plum and rich fruit cake.thanx
humble regards
swaroop tagore.



Hi Archana,Thank you very much for this recipe. I ...

2009-01-09T12:51:00.000-08:00

Hi Archana,

Thank you very much for this recipe. I followed exactly and made big fruit cake for New Year's family get together - not even crumbs left after a couple of hours. Really inspired me to try some of the other complicated looking recipes from your blog.

-Nithu



Hi Archana,Can you tell me if we can buy caramelis...

2008-10-24T11:23:00.000-07:00

Hi Archana,

Can you tell me if we can buy caramelised syrup and from where in the US do we get it?Any specific brands to be used?



Archana:I am the anon K who left the previos comme...

2007-12-18T19:18:00.000-08:00

Archana:
I am the anon K who left the previos comment.
Cake looks delicious though, got couple of questions,
1. The cake looks really shiny and smells like ghee and so oilly (ghee-y?) on the surface even to the touch... and will it be ok this way... and
well, the more greesy touch is the only thing that bothered me though...
When i was mixing the butter and sugar (confectioners), it looked like small, small knots all round (like the small,small butter globules obtained by churning the butter milk, hope you get my point)... and still the same thing happened when i mixed with the already beaten eggs and beating them togeather) and it never looked like it is uniform and creamy. Only when i started adding the flour it looked creamy ( i used a kitchenaid 9 speed-hand mixer for the mixing process).
One more thing happnd, when i was preparing the caramel, the syrup turned dark color, and when i added water, it crystalised.. and again i prepared caramel syrup and there comes the culprit again and this time, i did add little more water and filtered the caramel seperately and used that, not sure how it would turned all right.
Despite this, The cake came out delicious, i think ( i just tasted the crumbles though:()
2. I just sealed the cake with cling wrap and left it outside at the kitchen table. is it ok to leave it or should it be refrigerated (since it doesn't have any alcohol)
Thanks a lot... i really enjoyed making this cake. and if it ok, will you be able to post a step-by-step pictorial baking og this recipe.
Sorry for the long space i took... appreciate an response that will put me at ease. Thanks!



Leave it in the fridge, good luck with the cake. H...

2007-12-17T21:39:00.000-08:00

Leave it in the fridge, good luck with the cake. Have fun



Archana:A quickie, i have just now soaked fruits i...

2007-12-17T19:16:00.000-08:00

Archana:
A quickie, i have just now soaked fruits in orange juice and plan to leave it overnight (without alcohol)... should i leave it in fridge or does it say good in room temperature...
i plan it to do tomm afternoon, it is night 10:00 here. I would very much appreciate an early response if you can...
thanks sweety!



Archana:I have used one of your quotes in blog abo...

2007-12-17T16:54:00.000-08:00

Archana:
I have used one of your quotes in blog about fruit cakes"A mere mention of the word “fruitcake” during holiday season evokes strong sentiments among people, they love it or hate it, at least on this matter we all seem to have a decision made ." Go see it and in case you dont want it be removed let me know. I tried this version and loved it



Hi Archana,Thanks for such a wonderful recipe. I m...

2007-04-14T14:49:00.000-07:00

Hi Archana,
Thanks for such a wonderful recipe. I made this y'day and my mom and husband both enjoyed this cake thoroughly. I reduced the number of eggs to 3 and used 1.5 cups of sugar in all (instead of 2), 1.25 sticks of butter instead of 2 and it came out exactly the way i wanted. You made our day! Thanks much.
- Krithika



Arch, this is the best fruitcake i ever made. Just...

2007-03-16T16:53:00.000-07:00

Arch, this is the best fruitcake i ever made. Just like the ones i tasted as a kid growing up in Kottayam. I am at Ohio right now, i think you should start selling this cake under the name "Kerala fruitcake" in Indian stores.
Geetha



archana,how many grams is 1 cup of butter? i thoug...

2007-03-01T17:12:00.000-08:00

archana,
how many grams is 1 cup of butter? i thought of making this cake but need to know this first. thanks!



Hi ArchanaWow your fruit cake looks so tempting. O...

2007-02-19T22:02:00.000-08:00

Hi Archana

Wow your fruit cake looks so tempting. On seeing those photos my kid who was nearby started nagging me for this fruit cake. Sure gonna try this and wld let u know how it turns out to be. BTW I have tried thisrecipe of Eggless fruit cake - comes out good.
http://www.indusladies.com/forums/6800-post37.html



This is the best Kerala fruitcake i ever made. I h...

2007-01-25T18:46:00.000-08:00

This is the best Kerala fruitcake i ever made. I have tried many recipes, but this was super. It tasted like the fruitcake we used to buy from a nearby bakery as kids. Thank you bringing back the memories. I think you can write a book now, your recipes stand out, there is a special taste.



mind blowing i must say you are really talented

2007-01-24T17:55:00.000-08:00

mind blowing i must say you are really talented



Hey ARchana.. the cake is out of the oven and m ha...

2007-01-12T18:14:00.000-08:00

Hey ARchana.. the cake is out of the oven and m happy to report tat it has baked to PERFECTION!!! :) Now have to age it for some days. Will update you soon :) bye and THANKS for such a lovely recipe!



Hi Archana.. I m making this cake right now as I t...

2007-01-12T16:47:00.000-08:00

Hi Archana.. I m making this cake right now as I type :) Its in the oven baking! M very skeptical of the results, coz the recipe def. yields more than 1 loaf pan as you have mentioned. I m just hoping the temperature and time will be oki for the 9*13 cake pan I have used!! Time i can check though.. Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks




2007-01-12T16:41:00.000-08:00

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Whodunnit? My husband, of course! He kept stealing...

2006-12-24T11:50:00.000-08:00

Whodunnit? My husband, of course! He kept stealing the soaked dry fruits from the container and when I caught him in the act, he claimed innocence, begged for mercy and handed the container back to me. I put it back into the fridge, little realizing that he had not shut it properly. I should have checked at that point but we were just too tired from all the excitement of the blizzard. I was all set to bake late on Wednesday night and gave the container a good shake as I pulled it out. Whoops! There it was all over my kitchen floor. Sigh! I shared the rest with the main culprit over Seinfeld. Never do that! I mean share away but don't eat so much dry fruit in one sitting. We were both holding our stomachs through the night! :-D But it was really delicious, I have to tell you that!

I couldn't get out to a store till late Friday evening. I am just re-soaking the dry fruits. I was told to warm the dry fruits in the OJ till they plump up. So I am doing that and I will bake this cake, even if I die attempting it over and over again! OK, so I exaggerate but I'm giving it another try. My sister and her family arrive on Tuesday so it has to be baked and spritzed at least a couple of times before that. Fingers crossed for me, OK?!



Thankyou archana for all the clarifications. I wil...

2006-12-23T19:37:00.000-08:00

Thankyou archana for all the clarifications. I will let you know how my cake turned out. I am not a great baker or anything. I try my hand out at baking when something interests me. I love to see through all your cake fotos. Your cake decorations are amazing.



Manisha Any liquor of your choice will be fine. I...

2006-12-23T07:18:00.000-08:00

Manisha
Any liquor of your choice will be fine. I am really sorry, I did not see your most recent comment till this morning. I am running around crazy ( doing nothing ). We could probably do a 1/3 of this recipe and use a 6 inch pan of any shape, or as Sri tells me mini cakes. BTW, Whodunnit ?  Teamwork?

Orchidea, Menu Today
Thanks a bunch folks.

Sri
I am so happy that you liked it Sri, happy holidays to you. Hope you have enough cakes to last till Christmas, using mini loaf pans is a good idea.

Lera
Thank you so much , happy holidays to you.

SJ
You are very welcome, thank you for all these kind words. Looking forward to learn more from you in the future, wish you all the best.

Mythili
I am sorry, am I too late? You very can, especially since this is a dense cake. Cake flour is finer than APF, it is better to stick with it when you are doing a Chiffon cake or even a butter cake. I use CF for all my cakes, but for this one APF is just fine too. Happy baking.


Zerin s
Hello Zerin

1)It is necessary if you like that taste in the cake, but if you do not like the flavor skip it, no problem at all.
2)Sure please, that is what we use when we make this cake back in Kerala. Absolutely, yes.
3)It is good to soak the fruits preferably overnight, but you can reduce the time by slightly heating the orange juice before soaking fruits. Caramel can be made on the same day as you mix the batter. I suggested refrigeration only if you are making it ahead of time.



hi archana, i had some doubts about the cake. 1. ...

2006-12-23T01:24:00.000-08:00

hi archana,

i had some doubts about the cake.
1. is the rum necessary for the cake?, is there a substitution for it?
2. can i use maida instead of cake flour?
3. is the soaking time and the refridgeration time for the caramel necessary?