Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cream Cheese & Mixed Fruits Butter Cake

Dear husband prefer fruit cake than other cakes, he has asked me to bake this cake for him to bring for his office. However from my understanding, not everyone appreciate fruit cake and I am one of them :p. Thus I was hestitated to bake it cos I prefer to bake something that is likeable by majority.

But since dear husband seldom send in his request so I die die must bake one for him.
I decided I shall bake a different kind of fruit cake and I remember I ever attracted by the photo of the cream cheese fruits cake from Aunty Yochana. I like cheese so I trust that fruit cake should be more yummier if add with cream cheese and will not as dry as traditional fruit cake.

Recipe modified from Aunty Yochana.

Ingredients: (for one 8" x 3.5" x 3" & one 7" cake tin)
190g butter
190g cream cheese
250g castor sugar
5 eggs
300g Cake flour ) sifted together
1.5 tsp baking powder )
250g Mixed fruits - soaked overnight with 2 Tbsp. Rum/brandy/Kirsch (I soaked mine with rum for many months)

1. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar together till creamy.
2. Add in eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition to prevent curdling.
3. Mix 4 tbsp of the sifted flour with the mixed fruits to prevent the fruits from sinking.
4. Fold in sifted flour and then add in the mixed fruits.
5. Pour mixture into a 7" square tin and bake in preheated oven at 175C for about 45 mins. or until cooked.
6. Remove from oven and leave to cool on the wire rack.

Verdict?Dear husband and his colleagues said the cake is good, they commented that the cake has strong butter taste but they can't taste any cheese in it. Dear husband said the outer layer of the small cake was a bit dried probably due to over baking but luckily the inner was still moist and soft.


  1. Fruit cakes are better when aged, rather than eaten fresh. I keep mine for 1 week wrapped in the fridge before cutting :)This way the moisture will even out throughout the cake.

    BTW, I made mine with orange juice w/o liquor and it was moist and nice. And I bake it at a really low temp so that it will not puff up. :)

  2. Hi Wendy, will try your recipe next time since my husband love fruit cake, thanks for sharing :).

  3. I like the addition of cream cheese in your fruit cake too :)

  4. The cake looks very moist and the colour is extremely tempting.

  5. I love the idea of adding cream cheese into fruit cake.Jess, your cake looks deli!

  6. You are right.Not many people appreciates fruit cake. But I just love them. Like Wendy I will normally baked it and aged it a week or two before eating it.

  7. now that sounds like a very good fruit cake....the cream cheese is a great addition....I bet everyone loved it! It had to be delicious with all those eggs and butter!

  8. Thanks Angie and I like the color of the cake too :).

  9. Thanks Jess, I prefer the fruit cake with cream cheese added than the traditional :).

  10. Hi ICook4Fun, I will keep for a wk or more b4 eating it if baking in future. thanks for the advise.

  11. Thanks Chef Dennis, I do think so adding cream cheese is gd idea for those who are not traditional fruit cake lover :).

  12. Oooh...I love this. Looks very moist and delicious. I would love to try. Thanks very much for sharing.

  13. Erm ... Jess, I'm in your loop. Western fruitcake, the one with heavy rum flavor and lots of dried fruit ain't my cup of tea. However, I prefer Chinese-style fruit cake, ya know ... the one with plain sponge, fresh fruit and gobs of whipped cream. Haha! Aiya ... When dear hubby requests for anything, of course it's gonna be a die-die must-follow order loh ... He's LUCKY to have you!

    Hey, what's your email address? I tried looking around for it on your blog. No, I think. Will email you in a few minutes about my SG trip. Hope to hear from you soon. Can email me at

  14. Hi tigerfish, ya fruit cake is so much like christmas cake :)

  15. Hi Mary, do try and let me know whether u like it or not :)

  16. Pei Lin, oh ya I like chinese-style fruit cake too. Ya I always tell my hubby he is so lucky to ve me (thick skin) kee kee kee...

    I wil email u :)


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