Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe : Candied Combo of Health N Taste!

The Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe is a vegan version of original fruit cake. The major ingredients and the crucial steps remain, only the use of eggs is replaced. The use of dry fruits and nuts in abundance makes it tremendously nutritious and highly calorific dessert. The crispy, crunchy yet soft and moist cake is a cure for anytime hunger!

Eggless Fruit Cake

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  • Recipe Category: Cakes
  • Cuisine: Desserts

Description: The Eggless Fruit Cake recipe requires intense amount of ingredients and pre-planning. It is healthy and nutritious but it takes in lot of efforts and time.

Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe

Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe Ingredients:

  • Condensed Milk – ½ can
  • Granulated Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Corn Starch – ¼ tsp.
  • Cake Flour – ¾ cup
  • All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 ½ cup
  • Yogurt – ½ cup
  • Baking Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Baking Soda – 1 tsp.
  • Raisins – ½ cup
  • Strawberries – ¼ cup
  • Cranberries – ¼ cup
  • Black Currants – ¼ cup
  • Apricots – ¼ cup (8 pieces)
  • Walnuts – ¼ cup
  • Pistachios – ¼ cup
  • Almonds – ¼ cup (use carnival almonds)
  • Cashew nuts – ½ cup
  • Hazelnuts – ¼ cup
  • Dates – ¼ cup
  • Pecans – ¼ cup
  • Cherries – ¼ cup
  • Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp.
  • Melted Butter – ¼ cup
  • White Vinegar – 1 tbsp.
  • Orange Zest – ¼ tsp.
  • Apple Juice – 1 tbsp.
  • Orange Juice – 1 tbsp.
  • Lime Juice – 1 tbsp.
  • Ginger – ¾ tsp.
  • Nutmeg Powder – 3 pinches
  • Cinnamon Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Clove Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Salt – ¼ tsp.
  • Warm Water – 1 cup
  • Vegetable Oil – ¾ cup

Note: You can also use Apple Cider Vinegar. You can skip using any dry fruits or nuts. Strawberry is required for icing, if you prefer plain cake, then skip strawberries and icing. You can use 2 pieces of clove and  1 ½ inch cinnamon stick to make their powder forms.

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Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe Steps:

Pre-Preparation:

  • Overnight Soak the dry fruits:
    • Take all the fruits and nuts in a bowl.
    • Rinse and wash them properly.
    • Drain off the extra water.
    • Take a chopping board and finely chop all of them.
    • In a bowl, soak all these fruits and nuts in apple juice.
    • Wrap the bowl with plastic foil and keep in the fridge.
    • Bring them to room temperature before you use.
  • The Caramel:
    • Boil the water over a medium flame in futura hard anodized saucepan.
    • Heat the sugar and mix well to combine with water.
    • Turn the flame to low so that sugar does not dissolve.
    • Wait till the solution achieves its boiling point.
    • It will slowly raise bubbles, continue to stir.
    • After a while, sugar will start to crystallized and caramelize.
    • Continue the flame and keep cooking.
    • Turn off when the sugar has become brown in color.
    • Transfer the pan from the stove to the cooling rack.
    • Now, immediately add chilled water to the caramelized sugar.
    • While you mix the water, do not let the mixture splutter.
    • With the addition of the water, the caramelized solution will become hard. So again, place it on the low flame over the stove.
    • Stir and simmer continuously till it smoothens.
    • Turn off the flame and wait till the mixture cools now.
    • Now mix the oil with this caramelized sugar solution.
    • Now, add the lemon juice along with the vinegar.
    • Again mix and combine the ingredients.
  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  • Strawberry Jam Topping:
    • Boil the water.
    • Heat the strawberry jam in the water for 2 minutes.
    • Add cornstarch to bind the mixture and make it thick.
    • Let the mixture cool and transfer it to a bowl.
  • Dry Mixture:
    • Sift the cake flour and all-purpose flour in a large mixing bowl.
    • Sieve the baking powder along with the baking soda in the same bowl.
    • Now add the spice powders like clove powder, nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder and the cardamom powder.
    • Mix the strained ingredients properly and also add salt as per the taste.
    • Set this bowl of sieved dry ingredients aside for some time for ingredients to rest.
  • Beat Yogurt:
    • Take the yogurt in a bowl.
    • Add the water to the yogurt and make it thin.
    • Whisk the yogurt with condensed milk and water mixture.
    • Get the consistency.
    • Drizzle the white vinegar over the mixture.
    • Squeeze in the lime juice and stir well.
    • Keep this bowl aside.
  • Cream Mixture:
    • You have a whip attachment, then fix it with another bowl of a stand mixture fitted.
    • Mix and beat the sugar with the melted butter.
    • The few drops of oil will make it even creamier.
    • Whip at a medium speed for 5 minutes and also scrape the sides.
    • Once done, keep this aside.

Note:  If you have frozen butter, then melt it on stove or microwave before using.  And add the butter instead of oil when the solution in warm. I would recommend you to use saffola oil.

Preparation:

  • Now take the bowl of the flour mixture add the mixture of soaked dry fruits with the apple juice.
  • Mix it with the light hands.
  • Pour in it the froth yogurt and melted butter-sugar cream mixture.
  • Now fold this mixture with the caramelized sugar to make it smooth batter.
  • Add the vanilla extract to this bowl of cake batter.
  • Fold the mixture evenly and make sure to not form lumps.
  • The cake batter must be smooth.
  • Stir the mixture well so that dry ingredients mix well with the wet ingredients.
  • Gradually mix these ingredients.
  • Mix well, fold the two sets of ingredients properly.
  • Now, take the baking cake pan and butter and grease the cake pan.
  • Pour the batter over the cake pan evenly.
  • Scrape the batter from the sides with a spatula and add to cake pan.
  • Tap of the sides of the cake pan, so that the air bubbles are released. Shake with strong and firm hands.
  • Sprinkle some powdered sugar on the top of the cake surface.
  • Bake the cake till the surface becomes fluffy and lightly brown. It should bounce back when pinched with a toothpick.
  • Remove the cake from the baking oven and keep over the wire rack for cooling.
  • Once the cake is cooled, with the help of a knife, trim the uneven top upper layer of the cake to make it look even.
  • Spread the strawberry icing evenly over the cake surface.

And the fabulous eggless fruit cake is ready to be attacked!

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 295 calories
  • Total Time: PT60M
  • Serves: 3
  • Date Published:

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The mixture of caramelized sugar with the sugar icing makes the cakes extremely sweet, which is sure to sate lust of your sweet tooth! The combination of these healthy nuts with the tangy juices bursts bubbles of crackling flavors inside your mouth.

The preparation of this fantastic dessert is tedious and time-consuming but not tough. The tip here is to prepare things individually and then at final stage combine everything in one bowl. This will simplify the things and you will be able to manage time along and also keep the measure of the ingredients proportions used.

You can skip over certain items or add some of your choices but do not forget that the final cake should be crumbly in nature. The orange or apple juice avoids the bitterness while also make a note to balance the sweetness of the cake. If baking is your passion, then give the best shot to make at home!


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Note: You can also line up the parchment paper on the baking tray and then apply butter.

Remarks:

  • The Eggless Fruit Cake recipe requires 60 minutes for cooking for needs one day ahead pre-planning.
  • The measured proportion of ingredients makes one medium sized cake which serves 3 people.
  • We rinse the dry fruits to make them preservative free.
  • The cake is edible for a week if stored in the fridge.

Garnishing:

You can eat the yummy fruit cake alone or with any hot beverage. Serve this baked cake as dessert in your parties. Garnish the eggless fruit cake with:

  • Strawberry Jam Syrup
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Sugar Caramel Syrup


Image Credit : Blendwithspices


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