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If you like fruit, you will love this Portuguese fruit cake recipe (receita de bolo de fruta) and it's very easy to make.
Portuguese Fruit Cake Recipe
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Portuguese Fruit Cake Recipe

Portuguese Fruit Cake Recipe

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Cake:1 large can of fruit salad1 and 1/2 cups of sugar3 whole eggs2 cups of flour1 teaspoon of baking powderTopping:1/2 cup of butter1 hand full of sugar1 hand full of grated coconut¾ cup of heavy cream Get Portuguese ingredients & more Get Portuguese ingredients and more
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  1. Open the can of fruit and drain it.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs well with the sugar until creamy, then add the flour and baking powder slowly while stirring until it gets thicker.
  3. Finally, add the fruit and mix it well with a wooden spoon.
  4. Put the batter in a greased with butter and sprinkled with flour cake pan and bake until golden brown (about 40 minutes).


  1. On a small pan, melt the butter, add the sugar and stir a little, then add the coconut and the cream, stirring constantly until boiling.
  2. When the cake is cooked, take it out of the oven, do the toothpick test to make sure it's cooked, let it cool and unmold.
  3. Place the cake on a serving dish and pour the topping mixture over it.
Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasaodesafio.blogspot.pt *

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