Dessert Recipes

Winter Spice Tube Cake

Winter Spice Tube CakeThis lightly sweet cake is chock full of fruit and nuts and makes a terrific…

Winter Spice Tube Cake

Winter Spice Tube Cake

Ingredients

1 cup golden raisins 1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup dark rum or 1/4 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup apple cider 2 teaspoons grated orange zest 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1-1/2 cups apple cider or juice 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 2/3 cup butter, cubed 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup chopped pecans Sweetened whipped cream

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients.

Bring to a boil.

Cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until fruit is softened.

Stir in apple cider, brown sugar and butter.

Bring to a boil.

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Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently.

Transfer to a large bowl; cool to room temperature, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Preheat oven to 325°.

Grease and flour a 10-in.

fluted tube pan.

Add eggs to fruit mixture; mix well.

In another bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

Add to fruit mixture; stir just until moistened.

Stir in nuts.

Transfer batter to prepared pan.

Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream.

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