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Lean fruit cake

Ingredients for Making Lean Fruit Cake

For the test:

  1. Wheat flour 230 grams
  2. Baking powder for the test 2 tablespoons
  3. Sugar 175 grams
  4. Vegetable oil 7 tablespoons
  5. Mineral water 250 milliliters
  6. Canned Peaches Syrup to taste

For cream mousse:

  1. Peach juice with pulp 500 milliliters
  2. Semolina 4 tablespoons
  3. Sugar 1 tablespoon
  4. Canned peaches 400 grams
  • Main ingredients: Peach, Manka, Flour
  • Serving 6 servings


Sieve, Deep bowl - 2 pieces, Tablespoon, Mixer or hand whisk, Oven, Bakeware, Middle pan, Cooker, Cutting board, Knife, Plate, Large pan, Serving dish, Teaspoon or pastry brush, Toothpick, Kitchen potholders

Cooking lean fruit cake:

Step 1: prepare the flour.

In order for the dough to turn out to be airy, and the flour breathe and be free of lumps, it is necessary to sift it first. Therefore, pour the flour into small sieve in small portions and sift the component directly into a deep bowl. After this, pour the baking powder for the dough into the container and gently mix the ingredients with each other.

Step 2: prepare the sugar-butter mixture.

Pour vegetable oil into a free deep bowl and pour sugar. Using a tablespoon, thoroughly mix these ingredients until we have a homogeneous mass.

Step 3: prepare the dough.

So, pour mineral water into a container with a sugar-oil mixture and mix well with a tablespoon. After that, we begin to pour out the flour mixture in small portions and, at the same time, beat everything with a hand whisk or mixer at low speed. This must be done so that no flour lumps form in the test. Subsequently, we should get a dough that resembles a thick sour cream.

Step 4: prepare the cakes.

Lubricate the baking dish with vegetable oil, not forgetting the walls of the container. Attention: if desired, you can bake immediately 2-3 cakesso that our cake is layered. I, in turn, bake the dough usually with one cake. In a word, this is up to you. So, we pour the dough from the bowl into the baking dish and at the end we level the surface of the future cake with a tablespoon. We put the bake in a preheated oven to a temperature 180 ° C during 20-25 minutes until a golden brown crust forms on the surface of the cake. The degree of readiness of the test can be checked with a toothpick by piercing the cake in several places with a toothpick. If after this the wooden stick remains dry and without pieces of dough, then our cake is ready and you can get it out of the oven using kitchen oven mitts. When it cools down a little, we cover the baking dish with a wooden board and with a quick movement of our hands we turn the container upside down, while holding the dishes well. Still warm cake with a pastry brush or a teaspoon is well lubricated with canned peach syrup. Then the dough will become even softer, more aromatic and juicier. Ready cake so far set aside soaked in syrup and cool to room temperature.

Step 5: prepare canned peaches.

We spread the canned peaches on a chopping board, if necessary, peel and pit, and then cut into small slices, using a knife. Shredded component is transferred to a free plate.

Step 6: prepare the cream mousse.

Pour peach juice and pour sugar into the pan. We put the container on medium heat and with constant stirring with a tablespoon, bring the mixture to a boil. Immediately after that we make the fire less than average and pour semolina into the pan. Cook cream for 15-20 minutesstirring occasionally. After the allotted time, turn off the burner, and set the pot with cream aside to cool to a warm state. And at the end we put the pan in a large pan and fill the last container with a small amount of cold water so that the liquid covers half of the medium capacity. This must be done so that we can prepare the cream already in a cool environment. So, using a mixer or a hand whisk, beat the whole mass to the consistency of the mousse.

Step 7: prepare a lean fruit cake.

We shift the finished cooled cake to a serving dish. Then, using a tablespoon, completely cover the surface of the cake with cream mousse. Attention: do not spare the cream, as the more the cream layer is obtained, the tastier and juicier the cake will be. Top with baking pieces of canned peaches. Ready lean cake set aside to insist for 1 hour.

Step 8: serve the lean fruit cake.

After the allotted time for tincture of lean fruit cake, pastries can be served at the table. Despite the fact that we cooked it without dairy products and eggs, the cake is very tasty, delicate and soft. And what a fragrance, well, it is simply impossible to resist this temptation. Cut the finished cake with a knife into portioned slices and treat friends to baking with tea or coffee. Good appetite!

Recipe Tips:

- - For the filling, you can use any other fruits and berries. This also applies not only to preservation, but especially to fresh ingredients. For example, fresh strawberries or raspberries, slices of oranges, or even blanched apples are great in taste.

- - If you decide to prepare a multi-layer cake, then each cake is generously greased with cream-mousse and spread slices of peaches.

- - For the preparation of delicious air cake, it is necessary to use only high-quality flour of the highest grade, fine grinding and proven brands.

- - For the preparation of cake, it is necessary to adhere to the proportions indicated in the recipe. But everyone has their own flour, so we prepare the dough, pouring the flour component in small portions. If the dough is still quite liquid, then you can add a little extra flour, but it’s important not to overdo it, otherwise the cake will not rise during baking and will be moist inside.