Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Last year I made Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake with mashed potatoes and condensed milk as replacement for eggs. This year I wanted to try a simplified and easy version of fruit cake for Christmas.

Recipe inspired from here with some modifications.
Eggless Fruit and Nut Cake


Chopped Fruits*1 cup
Chopped Nuts *                       1 cup
All Purpose Flour1.75 cups
Sugar1 cup
Butter1/2 cup
Baking soda1 tsp
Salt1/4 tsp
Orange zest1 tsp
Orange Juice1/2 cup
Water 1.5 cups
Vanilla extract1 tsp
Cinnamon powder1/4 tsp
Nutmeg powder1/2 tsp
Cardomom 4 pods

* Chopped Fruits: Mix of raisins, apricot, dates, cranberry,prune (Atleast 3)
* Chopped Nuts: Cashews, Almonds,Walnut

1) Add 1.5 cup of water to the chopped fruits and cook in medium heat for 10 minutes. Cook in a closed sauce pan
Eggless Fruit and Nut Cake

2) While it is still hot add butter to the fruit mixture and mix well

3) Add 1/2 cup of orange juice and vanilla extract and allow to cool
4) Take 1/4 of sugar and powder together with cloves and cardamom seeds (If you have powdered cloves and cardomom, skip this step)
5) In another bowl mix all the dry ingredients (All pupose flour, baking soda and sugar)

6) Add nutmeg, cinnamon powder and orange zest
7) Mix both the dry and wet ingredients together (Do not over mix)

8) Now gently fold in the chopped nuts
9) Pour this into a greased bundt pan

10) Bake in a preheated oven of 350F for 35 - 40 minutes

Grate the peel of one orange to get the orange zest
Orange juice can be omitted and replaced with water

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the readers