Wishing everyone reading this blog “Merry Christmas”
Here’s sharing an Eggless Christmas Cake for those who are vegetarian and those who are allergic to eggs. Super simple and easy to make and taste delicious. To make this make one does not require a fancy technique and ingredients. Just mix the ingredients and make a batter and bake to perfection. All you need is the ingredients, a mixing bowl and a spatula or spoon to make the batter.
The aroma of the cake filled my house while I was baking the cake. The cake is super soft, rich and moist.
Fruit cakes are made with dry fruits/candied fruits, soaked in alchohol with nuts and spices. The longer the soaking the tastier is the cake. What makes a well balanced Christmas cake is the sweetness of the dry fruits, sourness from the alchohol/liquid juice, crunchiness of the nuts and the flavors of the spices.
I have soaked the dry fruits in rum for 1 month. Usually the dry fruits are soaked and feeded in rum for couple of months ahead. The nuts are added just at the last once the batter is ready to maintain the crunchiness of the nuts. If you have not soak the fruits in advance no worries you can soak them 3-4 days either in rum or fruit juice. You can try Non-Alcoholic Christmas Cake by soaking the dry fruits in fruit juices. You can use orange juice or a mix of fruit juices.
You can also try Chocolate Wine Fruit Cake which is an eggless cake made with whole wheat flour, fresh fruit juice, nuts and wine soaked dry fruits. Another perfect recipe for the Christmas and New Year.
To get a beautiful colour of the cake you can caramelize the sugar and add which will give a beautiful colour to your cake.
So lets hear the recipe. So please do give a try this eggless rich fruit cake and I am sure you will love them and always crave for it. Do let me know how it turned out for you in the comments below. Happy baking!
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 50 mins
Serves – 8-10
Ingredients for soaking:
Rum for soaking and feeding while soaking
Dry fruits – 1 cup chopped (Raisin, black raisin, dates, figs, dried Cranberries, blue berries, glazed cherry)
Orange zest – 2 tsp
For the cake :
All Purpose Flour – 1.5 cup
Buttermilk – 1 cup
Butter – 100 gms melted
Baking Soda – ½ tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1 cup
Nuts – 1 cup chopped (pistachios, walnut, cashewnuts, almonds)
Spice powder – 1 tsp
Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
In a glass jar soak the dry fruits. Make sure the fruits are well immersed in the rum.
Remove the soaked dry fruits from the jar and add them in a small mixing bowl. Add the chopped nuts to the soaked fruit, add some flour and mix well so it doesn’t sink to the bottom.
Grease a cake pan and line with butter paper. Preheat the oven @180° for 10 mins.
In a mixing bowl add the buttermilk, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, stir and let the sugar melt. I have added the left over rum from the soaked fruits about 2 tbsp. Mix well.
In a mixing bowl sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spice powder, salt, mix well and keep aside.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently fold to make a smooth batter.
Add the soaked dry fruits, nuts, orange zest to the batter and gently fold. Do not over mix the batter.
Pour the batter into the greased pan and tap the cake pan 2-3 times to release the air bubbles.
Garnish with dry fruits and nuts. This is optional.
Bake @180° for 50-55 mins until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven, let it cool down, invert, cut and serve.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope yoi liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I would love to hear from you all. Happy cooking!
Chocolate Strawberry Chilly Whiskey Cake is another interesting boozy cake for the festive season. Do have a look at the recipe, I am sure you will like it too.