Soak the following ingredients in Whiskey for 2 days.
Ingredients to be chopped ..
For the Cake Batter
1Soak all the ingredients mentioned in Step 1 in Whiskey for 2 days at room temperature.
1Keep all the ingredients mentioned in Step 2 ready.
1Powder all the spices mentioned in Step 3.
1Keep all the ingredients mentioned in Step 4 ready. Sift the flour with baking powderand baking soda at least 5 times.
1In a saucepan, mix chopped dates, figs, raisins , prunes (mentioned in Step 2), butter, treacle sugar and spices together.
2Add 160 ml of hot water.
3Heat on low flame for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat.
4Let it thicken and cool well.
5Pre heat the oven at 140 degrees C. Grease and dust a 8” aluminium pan. Double line the pan with parchment sheet.
6Mix the ground spices into the cooked fruit mixture.
7Now add lightly beaten egg.
8Take 100 gms of soaked berries. Drain the liquid. Do not discard the liquid. You can add 1-2 tbsp of this liquid to the batter if the batter is too thick .
9Coat the soaked berries with sifted flour.
10Gently fold in these ingredients into the boiled fruits.
11Add orange extract .
12Transfer the batter to the prepared tin.
13Bring down the oven temperature to 130 degrees C.
14Bake for 1 hr 20 minutes or until done. You can place a small bowl of water in the oven while baking. This would keep the cake moist.
15Check with a wooden toothpick if the cake is done.