Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Cake Recipes

Portuguese Fruit Cake

If you like fruit, you will love this Portuguese fruit cake recipe (receita de bolo de fruta) and it's very easy to make.
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Portuguese Fruit Cake

Preparation time 15 min
Cooking Time1 h
Ready In1 h 15 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8

Ingredients

Cake:1 large can of fruit salad1 and 1/2 cups of sugar4 whole eggs2 cups of flour1 teaspoon of baking powderTopping:1/2 cup of butter1 hand full of sugar1 hand full of grated coconut¾ cup of heavy cream
Cake:1 large can of fruit salad1 and 1/2 cups of sugar4 whole eggs2 cups of flour1 teaspoon of baking powderTopping:1/2 cup of butter1 hand full of sugar1 hand full of grated coconut¾ cup of heavy cream
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Preparation

Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  2. Open the can of fruit and drain it.
  3. In a bowl, beat the eggs well with the sugar until creamy, then add the flour and baking powder slowly while stirring until it gets thicker (add a little milk if needed).
  4. Finally, add the fruit and mix it well with a wooden spoon.
  5. Put the batter in a greased with butter and sprinkled with flour cake pan and bake until golden brown (about 50 minutes).

Topping:

  1. On a small pan, melt the butter, add the sugar and stir a little, then add the coconut and the cream, stirring constantly until boiling.
  2. When the cake is cooked, take it out of the oven, do the toothpick test to make sure it's cooked, let it cool and unmold.
  3. Place the cake on a serving dish and pour the topping mixture over it.

Recipe Credit: receitasaodesafio.blogspot.pt 

Photo Credit: Na Cozinha

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marty
marty
mine don't look like picture altho used a bundt pan.....the glaze is buttery and runny will see how tastes later
2 years ago, Thursday, May 5, 2022
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Eddy

Marty, we make this cake all the time, the topping is not supposed to be thick at all, it's that way so the cake can absorb it, so it seems like you did good. What you see on the recipe photo is depending on how much sugar you add and after it cools/dries out.

2 years ago, Thursday, May 5, 2022
marty
marty
should the fruit be diced small? I want to use tropical fruit salad
2 years ago, Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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Eddy
Yes, should be on the smaller side, an example would be what you get on a can of mixed fruit.
2 years ago, Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Vina Miller
Vina Miller
I'm allergic to coconut can I substitute it for something else?
2 years ago, Tuesday, May 3, 2022
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Eddy
Yes Vina, you can use shredded or desiccated nuts, dried fruits, ground almonds, crushed pistachios or pecans.
2 years ago, Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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