Makes 8 servings
One chomp of this fruit purée cake took me back to my youth when my grandma would make such a treat for an evening espresso klatsch with her neighbors. Truth be told, it depends on a formula from one of her formula cards.

  • 2 cups universally handy flour, in addition to additional for the dish
  • 1 teaspoon heating soft drink
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted margarine, at room temperature, in addition to additional for the container
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup pressed light dark colored sugar
  • 1 enormous egg, at room temperature
  • 2 cups unsweetened fruit purée
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) coarsely slashed pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or seedless raisins
  • ¹/3 cup finely slashed solidified ginger

1. Position a rack in the focal point of the broiler and preheat to 350°F. Gently spread within a 9 x 5-inch portion skillet. Line the base of the container with wax paper and spread the paper. Residue within the dish with flour and tap out the overabundance.

2. Filter the flour, preparing a soft drink, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together in a medium bowl. Beat the spread with an electric blender set on rapid in a medium bowl until smooth, around 1 minute. Step by step beat in the sugars and keep beating, every so often scratching down the sides of the bowl with a plastic spatula, until the blend, is light in shading and surface, around 3 minutes. Beat in the egg. Diminish the blender speed to low. In thirds, include the flour blend, substituting with two equivalent increments of the fruit purée, and blend until smooth, scratching down the sides of the bowl as required. Mix in the pecans, cranberries, and ginger. Fill the container and smooth the top.

3. Prepare until a wooden toothpick embedded in the focal point of the cake turns out clean, 60 to 70 minutes. Give cool access the container on a wire cake rack for 10 minutes. Run a blade around within the container to discharge the cake. Upset the cake onto the rack and expel the paper. Turn right side up and let cool totally. (The cake can be put away at room temperature, enclosed by aluminum foil, for as long as 5 days.)


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