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Fresh Fruit Cake

Fresh Fruit Cake

Host: "With your very first signature challenge, the judges would love you to make a family sized fruity cake. Now, the choice of sponge and indeed fruit is entirely up to you, but it must be fresh fruit. No dried fruit allowed."


Prue Leith: "The reason why the fruity cake challenge is such a great signature to start off the series with is because it really tests the baker's knowledge of baking in its purest form. How much moisture is that fruit going to release? What that does is make the inside of the cake quite soggy. So what's difficult to judge is when it's baked properly. When you stick a skewer in to see if the cake is done, the skewer may well come out wet because it's hit a piece of fresh fruit and you will be fooled into thinking the cake isn't done. It's not a very easy start."

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