Fresh Fruit Cake Recipe


Indulge in the delightful fusion of fresh fruits and moist cake layers with this easy-to-follow recipe. Perfect for any occasion, this fruit cake bursts with vibrant colors and flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Assorted fresh fruits (such as strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, mango, pineapple, etc.), sliced or chopped
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves or fruit glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it evenly with a spatula. Tap the pan gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once the cake has cooled, arrange the sliced or chopped fresh fruits on top of the cake in a decorative pattern.
  10. In a small saucepan, heat the apricot preserves or fruit glaze over low heat until melted. Brush the melted preserves or glaze over the arranged fruits to give them a glossy finish.
  11. Slice and serve the fresh fruit cake immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

This fresh fruit cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering, combining the sweetness of ripe fruits with the richness of moist cake for a truly irresistible treat.

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