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Cornflakes Mixed Fruit Cake


I was browsing through my collection of recipes and chanced upon this recipe, using the rub-in method.  That reminds me that I haven't been baking a cake using this method for ages.  So, time to refresh.  It was not a disappointment  as it turned out great, so yummy that I just want to share it with you!














This not too sweet cake is moist with a tinge of crunchy cornflakes and nutty almonds, combined with the dried fruits, it's just light and refreshing  ....... more so with a cup of piping hot coffee or tea!   It's very easy to make, just follow the straightforward steps below!

Ingredients
  • 200 gm plain flour
  • 2.3/4  tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup/30 gm cornflakes, finely blended
  • 180 gm butter/margarine
  • 6  Tbsp ground almonds
  • 100 gm brown sugar
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1  tsp vanilla essence
  • 150 ml milk/soymilk   ( I used sugarless soymilk)
  • 100 gm mixed fruits - 60 gm dried pineapple, 20 gm sultanas and 20 gm cranberries, chopped.
  • A pinch of salt
Method
  1. Cut up the dried fruits and coat with some flour from the above recipe, set aside.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl.  Add in the blended cornflakes, mix well.
  3. Cut in the butter into the flour mixture till it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add in ground almonds and sugar, mix well.
  5. Stir in the lightly beaten eggs, soymilk, mix in slowly.
  6. Lastly, add in the mixed fruits.
  7. Pour batter into a lightly greased and floured 8 inch sq. tin.
  8. Bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 45 - 50 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  9. Cool in tin for about 5 mins. before removing from tin and cool completely on a wire rack.

Comments

  1. Cheah...I have tried using soymilk for cakes...will give it a try one day :) Thanks for sharing this rub in method :)

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  2. Look so yummy, best to have it with a cup of tea! Have a great weekend ahead.

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  3. WOW Cheah! Looks so good for Christmas. I want to add rum into it :)

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  4. Using cornflake in cake is new to me. Thanks for sharing :D

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  5. The cake looks great! I've tried making cake with soymilk too. The texture turned out unlike the one make with milk. Have you ever notice that? Hope you're having a wonderful day. Enjoy!
    Kristy

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  6. can also make this for christmas giveaways.thanks!

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  7. That fruit cake of yours does look very delicious and the method unusual.

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  8. Elin
    You are most welcome!

    Sonia
    Thanks. You enjoy your weekend with your kids too!

    Anncoo
    Adding in rum is a good idea!

    Zoe
    Give it a try and see whether you like it!

    Kristy
    Yes I do notice that the taste is slightly different, not so much the texture. I'm not a milk fan. I prefer soymilk and I use it for my curries too, less cholesterol and less oily!

    lena
    Yes, not a bad idea!

    Jeannie
    Thanks, rub-in method is easy. Less washing-up, ha, ha!

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  9. hi cheah...thanx a lot for sharing...this is very ez...i've tried n hopefully u dun mind me posting it in my blog...

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  10. Jun
    Thanks for dropping by! Of course you can post the recipe on your blog,no problem. I'll hop over to yours soon! Have a nice day!

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  11. This is making me hungry, I like the idea of soymilk in it.

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  12. Shirley
    Yes I'm not a milk fan so I always try to substitute with soymilk. It does wonders too!

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