Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May your life be filled with joy and happiness!
Egg less fruit cake. Super soft, moist, flavourful and loaded with dry fruits. No, not rum soaked its caramel soaked dry fruits cake or Christmas cake.
Very easy to make, no fuss and aromatic cake for this special accession.
And a delicious cake for vegetarian people.
I have already shared wholewheat flour eggless fruit cake.
The recipe is same with little changes.
You will love the texture, taste and aroma of this cake.
All purpose flour/maida – 1 & 1/4 cup
Oil or butter – 1/2 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Milk- 1/4 cup ( room temperature)
Vinegar – 1 tablespoon
Flax seed- 2 tablespoon ( dry roasted and powdered), optional
Orange zest- 1 teaspoon
Baking powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda- 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar- 1 cup ( powdered)
Sugar- 3 teaspoon
Cashew nuts – 1/4 heaped cup, chopped or broken into small pieces
Almond – 1/4 cup chopped or broken into small pieces
Raisins – 1/4 cup chopped
Tutti fruity – 1/4 cup
Candied cherry – 1/4 cup chopped
Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Cumin powder- a pinch
Nutmeg powder- a pinch
Vanilla essence- 1 teaspoon
Boiling water- 1/2 cup
Some cherry and sliced almonds for spreading over the cake.
Take a pan and heat it, put 3 tsp sugar in the center, reduce flame to low. Don’t touch the pan or stir sugar. When all the sugar has completely melted pour the boiling water into it and switch off the flame. Mix the sugar and water well bring it back to boil and put all the dry fruits in it. Boil it for 5 – 6 minutes. Let it cool down.
Keep 3 tablespoon flour aside and in the rest of the flour add baking powder, soda, spice powder and flax seed powder.
Mix vinegar to the milk and keep aside.
Beat the oil and sugar, add vanilla. Add curd, vinegar mixed milk. Fold in the flour mixture to it.
Add 3 tbsp flour to the soaked dry fruits.
Mix orange zest. Add the dry fruits in the batter and fold gently. Add remaining caramelized sugar water in it.
Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and level the top. Tap the pan gently. Spread some sliced almonds and candied cherry.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180° for 40-50 minutes until the toothpick comes out clean.
Slice it when completely cool.