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Making Autumn Grape Cake


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November 16, 2016

A slice of autumn grape cake with whipped cream.I love this cake, especially for the autumn season. It's got both grapes and raisins in it. I serve it warm with a ginger lime honey reduction syrup. It's very easy to make but incredibly elegant. I hope you try it. :)

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Prep Time: 15

Cook Time: 45

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup grapes, sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup raisins (any variety, I used golden)
  • 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • Reduction Syrup
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup honey
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Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch pan or baking dish. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
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  3. Beat together the butter and sugar in another large bowl for about 5 minutes.
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  5. Slowly beat in the eggs.
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  7. Beat in olive oil and milk.
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  9. Slowly fold in dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
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  11. In a small bowl, mix together the raisins and 1 cup of the grapes with the tablespoon of flour.
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  13. Add the fruit to the cake batter and stir only enough to blend.
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  15. Pour the batter into your pan or baking dish.
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  17. Bake for about 45 minutes.
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  19. To make the honey reduction, grate ginger and squeeze in juice of half a lime.
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  21. Add raisins and remaining grapes.
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  23. Bring honey to a simmer in a small sauce pan then add ginger grape mixture.
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  25. Cook for 1 minute then switch off. Let the glaze cool to thicken up a bit.
  26. Drizzle glaze over warm cake and serve. I like mine with a tiny dollop of whipped cream. :)
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