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Fruit cakes will never be the same again!
This recipe is extremely moorish and very simple to make. I brought this cake in the office and everyone loved it and had second helpings. The use of spirits is very common in French cooking- even in cakes and the Pimms Winter definitely gave this cake a nice twist. Ideal when you have some dried fruits lying around- I used apricots, apples and raisins. Pimms Winter is just a variation from Pimms, if you can't get hold of it I'm sure the standard Pimms will do!
I apologise for the lack of pics but I did this yesterday evening as an experiment and didn't think about taking pictures. And now most of the cake is gone due to its extreme popularity!

Posted by Dorine C. from Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom • Published See Dorine C.'s 3 projects »
  • Step 1

    First you need to cut the dried fruits in small pieces, place them in a bowl and cover with the Pimms. Let the fruits soak in while you prepare the cake :-)

  • Step 2

    Mix together the flour, sugar, eggs, oil and baking powder in a bowl until you get a nice, smooth paste.

  • Step 3

    Leave it for 5 minutes then pour the dried fruit and Pimms in the bowl and mix it altogether. If it is a bit runny add some more flour.

  • How to bake a fruit cake. Pimms And Dried Fruits Delicious Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pour the mix into a silicon tin loaf and cook Gas Mark 6 for about 50 minutes. Check if the cake is cooked through by putting a knife through it- if the blade is dry then your cake is cooked. Leave it to cool on a rack, then enjoy!

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Dorine C.
Dorine C. · Cardiff, Wales, GB · 3 projects
Hi Soon, Pimms is an alcoholic beverage from the UK, it's quite famous here. they have several versions of it- I used the Winter version. The recipe is secret but it's a mix of spices and herbs, and is very often served with lemonade and loads of fruits!!!!
What is Pimms I can see the bottle but what's in it? donth think we have it in the state. Your bread looks yummy!

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