Eggless Fruit Cake

January 18, 2011 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

Actually there is a long list of posts pending before this one could even sneak into my blog! But Alas!!! The richness, amazing flavor and versatility of this cake bowled me over! Frankly, I tried the traditional Christmas Plum Cake with alcohol, eggs, caramalized sugar and had some dried fruits left over. Also, I wanted to try something w/o eggs and alcohol so that my parents can also hog over! So after a lot of search I stumbled upon the original recipe at this website Aayi’s Recipe . But it so happened that, I was not in a mood to prepare a detailed caramalized sugar. I didn’t have orange juice or even a fresh orange to squeeze from! And then, I wanted to use whole wheat flour instead of AP and Olive oil instead of butter, apple sauce instead of jam and ended up totally changing the recipe. When I mixed everything, for the first time ever, I wanted to taste the batter, which I never do! But this time, since the whole recipe was something totally different from the original, I HAD TO do a TASTE TESTING! And man!!!! I was at a loss for words to describe how good it tasted. And it took way less time to bake, and so can I call this my original recipe?!?!?!?!?!?!

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, all spice powder
1 tblsp vanilla extract
3 cups of chopped dry fruits and nuts (I used dates, prunes, raisins, cherry, cashew and badam)
1 medium apple, peeled, cubed, microwaved for about 10 mins on power 6
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup white granulated sugar

Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F

1. Chop dry fruits and nuts.
2. Microwave and mash apples.
3. Add the chopped nuts/fruit mixture. Add about 1/3 cup water and milk, honey and maple syrup. MW for another 2 minutes until dry fruits turn soft. Let it cool.
4. Add oil and mix well.
5. Add salt, baking powder, spice powders, vanilla extract, lemon juice, sugar and mix well.
6. Add flour in parts to this mixture and blend well. The whole batter will not be like a normal cake batter of pouring or a ribbon consistency. It will be a little thick like a muffin batter. If its too dry or way too thick, sprinkle some warm water and mix well.
7. Grease baking tray and place a parchment paper at the bottom alone. This will prevent the cake/dry fruits from sticking to the pan. Spread evenly and cook on a pre heated oven for 30 minutes until skewer comes out clean.


Entry filed under: Bake your way, Cakes. Tags: , , , .

Thiruvadhirai Turnip Curry

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


January 2011
« Dec   Dec »

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 29 other followers

The Foodie Blog Roll

%d bloggers like this: