Strong black tea..
1Cut the dehydrated fruits , dates , prunes , raisins and currants into small piecesand transfer it into a glass bottle.
2Boil water in a saucepan .Add tea leaves.Let it boil well for a minute or two. Turn off the heat . Keep it aside 3 -4 minutes.
3Pass the tea through the strainer .
4Soak the fruits in tea .
5Let the fruits soak for 24 hrs ..Store in a cool dark place. Do not refrigerate.
6Toast the nuts for a minute or two. Chop it finely. Do not soak the nuts .It can be mixed along with the batter.
Tutti frutti can be added instead of dehydrated fruits.
Cashewnuts can be substituted for walnuts and pecans.
Fruits can be soaked in orange juice , pineapple juice, rum , wine or grape juice.
So we get 1 1/2 cup of soaked fruit and 1/2 cup of roasted nuts .
For 1 cup flour , we need 1/2 cup of soaked fruits and 1/4 cup of roasted nuts.
If a heavier cake is preferred, 3/4 cup of fruits and 1/4 cup of roasted nuts can be added..
I've posted a detailed recipe for fruit cake in my blog..
Please check the link given below for fruit cake recipe..