Montagu Spicy Carrot and Apple Fruit Cake Recipe

Montagu Spicy Carrot and Apple Fruit Cake Recipe

Celebrate the festive season with this fabulous fruit cake recipe from Montagu. What makes this fruit cake recipe so special is the Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts choice selection of ingredients for the Luxury fruit and nut mix. This recipe is very easy to follow so why not try it and spoil your friends and family. Ingredients include: Ingredients: Mixed Raisins in variable proportions (Golden Sultana, Seedless Raisins), Vegetable oil, Glace Melon Cubes, Red Cherries, Mixed Cut Peel (Orange Peel, Lemon Peel), Pecan Pieces. Find a store near you for the unique Luxury Fruit & Nut Mix




450 g peeled, sliced Golden Delicious apples (approximately 3 apples)

500 ml cake flour

10 ml baking powder

10 ml bicarbonate of soda

l0 ml cinnamon

2.5 ml cloves

2.5 ml nutmeg

2.5 ml ginger

5 ml salt

500 ml finely grated carrots

750 ml (450 g) Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts Luxury fruit and nut mix

375 ml light brown sugar

2 extra large eggs



60 g butter

230 g low fat cream cheese

250 ml icing sugar

a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg


Cover the apples with boiling water and cook until soft.  Drain well and puree until smooth.  Measure 250 ml puree.  Leave to cool. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and salt together.  Add the carrots and toss to coat.  Add the fruit and nut mix and toss to coat.  Beat the sugar and apple puree together until the sugar has dissolved.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Mix with the flour mixture until well combined.  Pour into a greased approximately  30 cm x 23 cm x 5 cm deep baking tin.  Bake in a preheated oven at 180º C for 30 – 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Turn out on a wire rack and leave to cool.  Beat the butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.  Add the icing sugar a little at a time and mix well. Spread over the  cake. Cut into squares and decorate with silver balls and chocolate snowflakes.


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