Pan de Pascua Chileno (New Version)




Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Cream butter with the sugars until smooth and creamy.

Add eggs one at a time until well blended.

Sift the dry ingredients together. Stir the fruit zests into the dry ingredients.

Whisk the coffee, brandy, Pisco or rum, evaporated milk, anise liqueur, vanilla, and vinegar together.

Alternately add the wet and dry ingredients to the butter/egg mixture, blending well.

Fold in the nuts and the dried fruit.

Line the bottom of a 22 cm  springform pan with a circle of wax paper.

Spread the batter evenly into the pan.

Bake cake for an 45 minutes.

Without removing the cake from the oven, carefully sprinkle some sifted powdered sugar over the top of the cake, then bake cake for 15 minutes more.

Check with a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the cake should come out clean.

If the cake is not yet done, return it to the oven and check it again every 5 or 10 minutes until done.

Let cake cool 15 minutes in the pan on a rack.

While the cake is cooling, make the icing (we ommited this).

Sift 1 cup confectioner's sugar into bowl.

Add melted butter, pinch of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in 1 - 2 tablespoons milk, or more to reach desired consistency.

Remove cake from pan, and drizzle top with icing.