Its been a while that I have posted something in the line Egg-less baking without Oven. What better than this time of the year, cool breezy mornings-evenings, and the start of winters. Winters along with them bring a surprise every year, with some many festivities round the corner, Christmas is definitely not a miss. In fact, today’s recipe is dedicated to Christmas, perfect for gifting, and a plus no alcohol used.
Easy peasy, not much soaking involved, and a perfect season’s greeting!
So, without further ado, here is the recipe.
I love the little crunch from cashews and walnuts and plus the goey texture is heaven from tutti-fruity. A must try for this season. Do pour in your thoughts upon this delicacy in the comments below.
Just 30 days are left for Christmas.. And we’ve another Christmas Special Recipe for you all.. Its Christmas Fruit Cake.. Its known as Black Cake, Plum Cake, Fruitcake and so on.. Many names, simple variations!
Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe - Eggless/Alcohol Free!
For Fruit Soak: Fresh Orange Juice - ½ Cup to ¾ Cup (From 2 Oranges)
Tutti Frutti/Candied Papaya - 5-6 Tbsp Appx
Cashewnuts - 1-2 Tbsp Appx
Dried FIgs - 1-2 Tbsp Appx
Walnuts - 1-2 Tbsp Appx
Dried Dates - 1-2 Tbsp Appx
Almonds - 1-2 Tbsp
Dates - 1-2 Tbsp
Candied Ginger - 1-2 Tbsp
Raisins - 1-2 Tbsp
Garam Masala/Nutmeg+Cinnamon - 1 Tsp
Salt - ½ Tsp
For Cake: Soaked Dried Fruits
All Purpose Flour - 1 Cup
Condensed Milk - ½ Cup
Butter - ¼ Cup
Sugar - ¼ Cup
Orange Juice/Milk/Water - 3-4 Tbsp
Vanilla Extract - ½ Tsp
Orange Zest - ½ Tsp
Baking Powder - ½ Tsp
Baking Soda - ¼ Tsp
For Fruit Soak - Mix all the Ingredients in a Glass Bowl/Container and Cover with Cling wrap and refrigerate overnight or upto 36hrs.
For Cake: Preheat your oven to at 180 C. Mix Baking Powder, Soda, Flour and Sieve twice.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add in condensed milk. Beat for 3-5 mins or until pale and light.
Add in half of the flour, orange juice. Fold this into the wet mixture. Once combined, add the rest flour and fold well.
Add the soaked dried fruits and fold them well!
Grease a 7" cake tin. add the cake batter to it.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 30-35 mins.
Let it cool and enjoy!
You can replace the Dried Fruits and Nuts as per your preference. Just make sure the total comes to the same.. It should be appx 1-1/4 Cup. You can bake this cake in a Pressure cooker/Cooker. Just add 2 cups salt, wire rack. Heat for 5 mins in low-med flame and then bake for 35 mins in the same thing covered without Whistle.
Here’s a slice for you! Oh yes, when you make one for yourself, send a picture to me at email@example.com 🙂
I liked the cake a lot.. Its moist, soft, loaded with dried fruits and nuts and citrus flavor! The cake’s flavor is even better the next day.. But it wont be left until next day if you’re a big foodie like me 😉