Try this simple, no fuss eggless fruit and nut cake recipe and share the warmth of the holidays with family and friends. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 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.
Prep 5 mins Cook 35 mins Total time 40 mins
150 gm flour
75 ml olive oil or butter ( I used olive oil)
1 tbsp corn flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
150 gm sweetened condensed milk or as required ( I used amul mithai mate)
2 tbsp raisin black or green raisin
1.5 tbsp tutti frutti or candied papaya
1 tbsp chopped apricot
2 dry fig chopped finely
1 tbsp glazed cherries chopped + 7-8 more glazed cherries to add on top
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp nutmeg powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp sugar to sprinkle on top of the cake batter
small or medium baking pan of any shape (I have used flower shaped pan)
1.Firstly grease your pan then dust some flour and place aside. Alternatively you could use a parchment or baking paper. I haven’t used baking paper as greasing and dusting the pan work’s absolutely fine with me.
2.Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and corn flour.
3.Take the candied fruit in ne bowl. Add a tbsp of flour and just toss them. Ensure its coated with the flour. Keep them aside. This process helps them not to sink at the bottom of the cake.
4.Mix condensed milk and oil. Just manually beat them until they combined.
5.Fold in sifted dry ingredients into 2 batches. Don’t over mix the batter.
6.Lastly add the coated fruit and gently fold.
7.Pour batter into the greased pan. Top with glazed cherries. Also sprinkle some sugar all over the cake. This aids in yielding a crusty cake however it’s optional.
8.Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for 30-35 min or until the skewer comes out dry.
9.Allow to cool and gently unmould the cake. Slice the cake and serve them warm or chilled.
10.Slice and place them into an air-tight container. Keep in the fridge should last upto 4-5 days.
1.Please don’t over-mix the batter.
2.Don’t over-bake or under bake this cake.
3.Use your choice of candied fruits like dry apricots, peaches or dry fruits.
4.Sugar isn’t required as we have used sweetened condensed milk.