Chocolate Wine Fruit Cake / Whole Wheat Chocolate Wine Fruit Cake / Eggless Wine Fruit Cake

Chocolate Wine Fruit Cake (Eggless Wine Fruit Cake)

This eggless chocolate wine fruit cake is moist, soft and amazing flavors from the fresh fruits and wine. It is loaded with dry fruits and nuts which you can feel it in every bite of the cake.

One and half years of blogging and my 100th post. The journey so far has been a learning experience that allowed me to explore and nurture my culinary skills. What can be a better way to express my happiness on my 100th post than blogging one of my favourite cake recipe.

Here is an easy and delicious Chocolate Wine Fruit Cake recipe with step by step pictures. It is an eggless cake made with whole wheat flour, fresh fruit juice, nuts and wine soaked dry fruits.

To make this chocolate wine fruit cake I have used red wine to soak the dry fruits and soaked it for 15 days. If you want a non-alcoholic version, you can soak the dry fruits in orange juice in place of the alcohol. If you haven’t soaked the fruits in advance still you can make this cake by soaking for a day or 2-3 days. Non-Alcoholic Christmas Cake is an eggless easy Christmas cake recipe. It is a non-alcoholic fruit cake, soft, spongy and moist.

The aroma of the cake filled my house while I was baking this cake. This chocolate wine fruit cake is super rich and so yummilicious. I have adapted this cake recipe from the Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake made with rum which I have posted last year.

HOW TO MAKE NON-ALCOHOLIC VERSION?

If you want to make a Non-Alcoholic version soak the dry fruits in orange juice or mixed fruit juice or your preferred fruit juice. Soaking the fruits in juice should not be more than a week and should be refrigerated while soaking. Soaking can be done for few hours to maximum a week.

HOW TO BAKE THIS CAKE WITH EGG?

If you want to bake this cake with eggs, you can use 2 eggs and omit the yogurt and vinegar. Begin by breaking the eggs into the bowl and whisk well. Then follow the rest of the instructions as mentioned in the recipe

So let’s get started and quickly have a look at the recipe. Please do share your thoughts about the recipe in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

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Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 45 mins
Serves : 8

Ingredients for soaking:
300 ml Red Wine for soaking and feeding while soaking
Dry fruits – 3/4 cup (Raisin, black raisin, dates, Cranberries, blue berries, glazed cherry)

For the cake :
1 1/4 cup Whole wheat flour
3 tbsp Cocoa powder
3 tbsp Chocolate syrup
2 tbsp thick Curd / Yogurt
1/2 cup fresh mixed fruit juice ( apple, orange, green grape, black grapes and pomegranate)
1/3 cup Butter melted (80 ml)
½ tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Baking powder
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Nuts chopped (pistachios, walnut, cashewnuts, almonds)
Orange zest – 2 tsp
1/2 tsp Cinnamom powder
11/2 tsp Sprig Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup mixed fresh fruit for garnish

Method :

In a glass jar soak the dry fruits. Make sure the fruits are well immersed in the rum. I soaked for 2 weeks.

You can soak for 2-3 hours if you would like to try instantly. Wine can be substituted with orange juice for non-alcoholic version.

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 parchment paper. Preheat the oven @180° for 10 mins.

In a mixing bowl add the curd, vinegar, sugar, baking soda, mix well and stand for 5 minutes.

Add fruit juice, butter, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, stir and let the sugar melt. I have added the leftover wine from the soaked fruits about 2 tbsp. Mix well.

In a mixing bowl sieve the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon 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.

Bake @180° for 45-50 mins until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

Remove from oven, let it stand for 5 mins to cool down.

Demould and let the cake cool down completely. Garnish with the fresh fruits.

NOTES:

● Always start by preheating oven.
● You can use all purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour or 50-50 ratio.
● You can use melted chocolate instead of chocolate syrup.
● You can also use brown sugar for healthier version.
● Butter can be substituted with oil.
● You can also use your favourite alcohol like rum, brandy or whisky for soaking instead of wine.
● If you want to make a Non-Alcoholic version soak the dry fruits in orange juice or mixed fruit juice or your preferred fruit juice. Soaking the fruits in juice should not be more than a week and should be refrigerated while soaking. Soaking can be done for few hours to maximum a week.
● Use your favourite fresh fruits.
● Use the dry fruits and nuts of your choice or as per availability.
● If you want to bake this cake with eggs, you can use 2 eggs and omit the yogurt and vinegar.

RECIPE CARD 

Chocolate Wine Fruit Cake

Akum Raj Jamir
This eggless chocolate wine fruit cake is moist, soft and amazing flavors from the fresh fruits and wine. It is loaded with dry fruits and nuts which you can feel it in every bite of the cake.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, International
Servings 8

Equipment

  • OTG
  • Mixing bowl
  • 240 ml measuring cup set
  • 7 inches round baking tin

Ingredients
  

For Soaking:

  • 300 ml red wine
  • ¾ cup dry fruits (Raisin, black raisin, dates, Cranberries, blue berries, glazed cherry)

For Cake:

  • 1¼ cup whole wheat flour (214 grams)
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon Chocolate syrup or chocolate melted
  • 2 tablespoon thick curd (yogurt)
  • ½ cup (120 ml) fresh mixed fruit juice (apple, orange, green grape, black grapes and pomegranate)
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) melted butter or oil
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup (150 grams) sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ cup nuts chopped (pistachios, walnut, cashewnuts, almonds)
  • 2 teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract (I used sprig vanilla extract)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh fruits for garnish as required

Instructions
 

Soaking The Dry Fruits:

  • In a glass jar soak the dry fruits. Make sure the fruits are well immersed in the rum. I soaked for 2 weeks.
  • You can soak for 2-3 hours if you would like to try instantly. Wine can be substituted with orange juice for non-alcoholic version.

Making The Cake:

  • 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 parchment paper. Preheat the oven @180° C for 10 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl add the curd, vinegar, sugar, baking soda, mix well and stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add fruit juice, butter, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, stir and let the sugar melt. I have added the leftover wine from the soaked fruits about 2 tbsp. Mix well.
  • In a mixing bowl sieve the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon 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.
  • Bake @180° C for 45-50 mins until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven, let it stand for 5 mins to cool down. Demould and let the cake cool down completely. Garnish with the fresh fruits.

Notes

  1. Always start by preheating oven.
  2. You can use all purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour or 50-50 ratio.
  3. You can use melted chocolate instead of chocolate syrup.
  4. You can also use brown sugar for healthier version.
  5. Butter can be substituted with oil.
  6. You can also use your favourite alcohol like rum, brandy or whisky for soaking instead of wine.
  7. If you want to make a Non-Alcoholic version soak the dry fruits in orange juice or mixed fruit juice or your preferred fruit juice. Soaking the fruits in juice should not be more than a week and should be refrigerated while soaking. Soaking can be done for few hours to maximum a week.
  8. Use your favourite fresh fruits.
  9. Use the dry fruits and nuts of your choice or as per availability.
  10. If you want to bake this cake with eggs, you can use 2 eggs and omit the yogurt and vinegar.
Keyword alcoholic cake, Christmas, eggless, fruit and nut cake, fruit cake, holiday recipe, wine cake

Well, if you make this chocolate wine fruit cake, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy Cooking!
Love Akum

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Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

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