January 20, 2012

Eggless Fruit Cake

Eggless Fruit Cake

I baked this cake for my friend who celebrated her birthday a fortnight ago. She had been asking for an eggless version of the Christmas Fruit cake that I had baked as she happens to be a vegetarian and does not eat eggs. As TH had gifted me a brand new bread pan which I kept on forgetting to get in the past, for the New Year, I decided to put the bread pan to test and oh boy! it came out so perfect. As I had to gift wrap and deliver the cake to her I had not shown the cake cut into slices but it tasted damn good and everyone loved it. Do give it a try in any usual bake ware you use at home. 

 

 

The honey added to this cake imparts a wonderful color as you can see for yourself. I adapted this cake from the cook book that came along with the Oven while I bought it. I normally do not eat the cakes made by me if it has eggs in them, except for a teeny weeny bit to check the crumb and sweetness. The cakes get cleaned over by the boys at home. Hence, I enjoyed baking and sharing this wonderful egg less cake with my friend. This sure is a definite keeper and perfect to have along with the evening tea.

 

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Eggless Fruit Cake

(Print this Recipe)

You’ll need:

  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
  • Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Fresh Yogurt / curd – 1/2 cup
  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Dry Fruits & nuts – 1/4 cup*

 

Method:

Pre heat the oven @ 180 Deg C. Grease and dust a baking tray with flour tapping out the excess and keep it ready.

 

* I used chopped pitted black dates, golden raisins, black currants, glazed cherries, tutti frutti and cashew nuts. Place the dry fruits and nuts in a cup and sprinkle flour all over it and toss well so that they are completely coated well. This is to prevent from sinking to the bottom of the cake.

 

Sieve together flour, baking soda, baking powder and keep aside. Beat butter and sugar well. Now add the yogurt / curd, milk, honey and beat once more. Add the sieved flour little by little over the liquid ingredients. Switch to a spatula and mix it gently taking care not to over do it.

 

Finally add the floured dry fruits mixture and give it a final mix. Pour the batter into greased tray and bake for 30-35 min @ 180 Deg. C or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

 

Cool the cake on the wire rack for 10 min. Slice it up and serve with tea or coffee.

 

Notes:

  • Do not add more honey than mentioned, else it gives out a bitter taste to the cake.
  • Make sure that the yogurt, milk and butter are in room temperature.
  • It took me 40 mins to get it done in my oven.
  • Oven timings may vary accordingly.

35 comments:

  1. Nice colorful and perfectly baked cake !! loved it !!

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  2. It's an awesome bake with colour and flavour..Nice presentation Radhika,as usual.Truly feel to have a slice.

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  3. Recipe sounds good. I'm looking for all eggless ones!
    I'm surprised just 1 Tbsp honey made it so bright yellowish-orangish in color!

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  4. This definitely is a keeper. Looks yummmmmmm. Bookmarked...

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  5. Totally YUMMY..I love it..Delicious.

    Aarthi
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  6. Bookmarked .. Love the color ..too good perfectly baked..

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  7. Fruit cake and eggless?? wow! must try this ASAP.

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  8. now i know what to ask for v day- bread pan!!! Yummy cake totally springy and spongy looks addictive

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  9. Lovely recipe Radhika...I simply adore tutti fruity in cakes...looks yum!

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  10. I thought you added orange color before reading about the honey! Looks great. Will most definitely try it after exams! :D

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  11. An eggless fruit cake on the go...wow!!
    I haven't tried this ever but the scintillating shade of the cake is pushing me to go for it...magical honey! :)

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  12. That's a good one, Radhika :) -

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  13. Cake luks awesome and perfect....Luvly recipe.

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  14. Finally i reached this recipe in the reader. Had seen it on fb and wanted to see it like this.love it. bookmarked.

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  15. Moist and delicious cake..lovely

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  16. Incredible cake, simply makes me drool..

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  17. lovely cake...love that color...so soft..

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  18. What a kind gesture, I am sure it tasted ace.

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  19. Looks soooo soft, moist and yummy. Dry fruits and honey!! Yummm!! :)

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  20. Egg less fruit cake looks so spongy n soft,good one Radhika...as u said honey has given nice color to the fruit cake,loved it !!

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  21. lovely fruit cake.....superb....luks so soft and moist

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  22. Wow, what a color, looks so orange, love it, yum..

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  23. what is the purpose of adding yoghurt...

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    1. Yogurt is a replacement for egg which acts along with the baking soda and makes the cakes soft and spongy.

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  24. this luks just WOW :) cant wait to try ;)

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  26. Tried this today.... it just melts in ur mouth... . my little cake monster sais yummmm....... n is really loving it. I've reduced the sugar to half of suggested amt but its still great. Its a honey tasting,moist n soft cake tats really easy to make. :-D

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  27. hai radhika tried this cake somtime back n it came out perfectly.we all enjoyed it a lot .thanks for this awsom recipe ..sure a keeper

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