Fruit cake is so healthy and tasty packed with rich minerals, vitamins, and fibers.
Fresh fruit cake consists of a basic soft and spongy vanilla cake which is layered with fruits and covered with vanilla frosting and topped with fresh fruits and garnished with sliced almonds in the sides. Yes its an interesting cake and surely loved by everyone specially by chocolate haters/ fruits lovers. I baked this yummy cake for an occasion at home and was truly loved by everyone as it fruity, spongy, crunchy and delish in total.
- CAKE BASE:
You can use your favourite Vanilla or Chocolate cake recipe as the base. This time I have not used my favourite Eggless Vanilla Cake as the base.
Instead, I have tweaked a few things in that recipe to make an entirely different cake base.
- SUGAR SYRUP
It’s a child’s play to make sugar syrup. Simply combine equal portions of sugar and boiling water that’s it.
A very simple yet a crucial ingredient to keep the cake moist for 2-3 days 😀
- WHIPPED CREAM
That cloud like melt in your mouth frosting is to just die for!!
I have followed my Stabilized Whipped Cream recipe here too. If you are a beginner I highly recommend you guys to check that post it is packed with tons of information 😀
- CHOCOLATE GANACHE
This is totally optional. I have used a white chocolate ganache which is made of chocolate and cream just to enhance the look of the cake and colour to act as a contrast to the white cake and berries.
- AND OF COURSE FRESH FRUITS
To make fresh fruit cake you would obviously need fresh fruits right.
Here is the list of fruits that I like to include in my Fresh Fruit Cake:
Pineapple, Apples, Grapes, All kinds of berries, Mandarins, Oranges, Kiwi, Pomegranate, Apricots, Peaches, Mango etc. depending upon the availability of fresh fruits. What you are aiming for is good sturdy fruit.
I tend to avoid soft, mushy and juicy fruits like watermelon, banana, etc in fruit cake with fresh fruit.