Fruitcake with Sugar Glaze


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Fruitcake with Sugar Glaze
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A spicy fruitcake with a delicious and fondant sugar glaze topping: try this gluten free dessert recipe at home!

For the cake
For the icing
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  • Recipe category Dessert
  • Recipe yield 8

How to make a delicious fruitcake with sugar glaze

  • Place all the fruits in a bowl with the sherry, stir well, cover and leave to stand overnight.
  • Heat the oven to 160°C (140° fan) gas 3.
  • Grease a 1kg |2lb loaf tin and line the base with non-stick baking paper.
  • Beat the butter with the sugar, salt and spices in a mixing bowl until light and creamy, then gradually beat in the eggs.
  • Gently fold in the gluten free flour, followed by the soaked fruits and almonds, stirring well.
  • Spoon into the tin and bake for 2-2 1/4 hours until cooked through.
  • Leave to cool in the tin.

For the icing

  • Mix the royal icing sugar with a little water, adding a little at a time, until it is thick and smooth.
  • Spread the icing on top of the fruitcake, allowing it to run down the sides.
  • Leave to set.
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