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Dec 21, 2009

Eggless Fruit Cake

Eggless Fruit Cake
Yummy, Eggless Fruit Cake for Christmas

First let me talk about the big change I told you about in my previous post. Many of you have guessed correctly!! Yes, I am going to get my own domain from the New Year. I am so happy about it. But I am still working on it and I will give you more details soon.

I’ve been thinking to bake a fruit cake for Christmas, but most of the recipes I found on the net contain rum/brandy in them. As I want kids also (of course us too) to eat it, I wanted to omit it. I know true Christmas Fruit Cake means we have to prepare it traditionally, but hey, nothing wrong in trying this simple and yummy cake too!! It tasted so delicious and I had the satisfaction that I baked some fruit cake for this Christmas.

Recipe Source: All Recipes

My Notes: Original Recipe asked us to bake the cake for 75 minutes, but I baked it just for 30 minutes and it came out just perfect and yum. And I also added ¼ cup of milk to the batter as I thought it was little dry when I prepared it according to the original recipe. The cake came out soft. 

But it didn’t raise that much like the usual cake. It may be because we didn’t add any eggs. Is it? Expert bakers: please enlighten me on this. :)


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Water
  • ½ cup Butter
  • ½ cup white Sugar
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice (I used All Spice)
  • ¾ cup dried Mixed Fruit, chopped
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ cup Milk

Preparation:
Eggless Fruit Cake
    Eggless Fruit Cake
  1. Pour water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. When it is boiling, add the mixed fruits + butter + sugar + nutmeg + all spice and mix well.
  2. Stir until the butter melts and the sugar melts. Keep the flame on medium setting. Bring the fruit mixture to a boil and turn off the flame. Stir in baking soda and keep it aside until it becomes lukewarm.
  3. Meanwhile, sift flour into a large bowl and add baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Then pour the prepared fruit mixture onto the flour and also add milk. Mix well to make sure there are no lumps.
  5. Grease a loaf pan and pour this batter (it will be little thick). Spread evenly in the pan.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Place the loaf pan on the center rack and bake for 30 minutes. Check if the tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. If not, increase the time.
  7. Then take out the cake and allow it to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Then run a knife along the edges to loosen it and turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Cut into pieces when the cake is completely cool and enjoy!!
  9. My kids loved this cake so much. It tasted great. :)

Eggless Fruit Cake

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!!

36 comments:

LG said... [Reply]

yummy cake Uma :)

Gita said... [Reply]

Nice tasty cake Uma :)

prasu said... [Reply]

lovely cake uma..............

forkbootsandapalette said... [Reply]

Looks Good...

Cham said... [Reply]

Usually christ cake contains less flour and more fruits and nuts that is why it will take long time to bake. Xmas cake never rise high or spongy!
Looks good ur eggless cake. I look forward the new look!

notyet100 said... [Reply]

cake looks good,..even i am planning to bake eggless ,..will be glad if this cake joins in the jingle event

Prathibha said... [Reply]

christmas celebrations started hah??

Nandini said... [Reply]

Ooh! It's Fwuit cwake! It's kewl and kewt! Nice! Lovely!

RAKS KITCHEN said... [Reply]

Carving for some now,really making me very very hungry Uma!

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Nice cake. Best wishes on you own domain. looking forward to it.

priya said... [Reply]

Hi dear,

Please accept the award from my blog!

Divya Vikram said... [Reply]

Merry Christmas!Fruit cake looks lovely Uma. And good luck with your new domain!

jayasree said... [Reply]

Cake looks delicious...Good luck with your domain.

Sushma Mallya said... [Reply]

Recipe is really nice,ur kids would have surely loved this cake....and merry xmas to you and ur family...

Priya said... [Reply]

Congrats Uma..keep rocking looking forward to ur new domain..BTW eggless fruit cake looks moist and prefect..lovely cake indeed..

my kitchen said... [Reply]

Nice cake uma,looks soft

shanthi said... [Reply]

yummy and lovely cake

Varunavi said... [Reply]

Wonderful looking cake uma
All the best for ur own domain.

Usha said... [Reply]

Fruit cake looks inviting Uma ! Congrats on your new domain and good luck with it....

Tina said... [Reply]

Tempting and healthy cake...

Aruna Manikandan said... [Reply]

My best wishes for ur new domain!!!
Cake looks awesome..
Wishing u a Merry christmas

Pavithra said... [Reply]

Looks gorgeous and merry christmas dear.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... [Reply]

Looks absolutely delicious, great going and good luck for the new domain.

Shri said... [Reply]

You are so right..Every fruit cake on the net has brandy/rum and it takes about 3 weeks or so..This looks very delicious and good luck with your new domain:-)

egglesscooking said... [Reply]

Best wishes for your new endeavor Uma. One can never say no to fruit cake. Good one.

San!!! said... [Reply]

Looks so delicious.Great going dudette.

indhu said... [Reply]

Congrats on the new domain... I have been looking for a fuitcake recipe for christmas... yours looks lovely

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

malarvizhi said... [Reply]

nice cake

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

that looks awesome.. eggless too. great!

Dolly said... [Reply]

Ur Fruit cake looks awesome and delish. Can't believe its made without eggs. Congratulations on getting ur own domain.Happy Holidays. LOve Ur Christmasy presentation.

Mythreyi Dilip said... [Reply]

Cake looks too delectable, very soft and moist. Perfect cake for this Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays:)

Vaishali said... [Reply]

The cake looks lovely, dear Uma. Happy holidays and a very happy new year to you and yours!

Madhavi said... [Reply]

yummoooooo :))

Cynthia said... [Reply]

Happy Holidays!

Anupama said... [Reply]

Hey, congrats on getting your own domain! The fruit cake looks deli!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
I am certainly not an expert in cake baking. But whatever little experience I have with that I suggest you can try replacing water(3/4 cup) with soda water(1 cup) and avoid the milk altogether. I hope that should give the cake a little more rise.

Nisha.
God Bless.

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