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Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake

Course Dinner, Sweets
By Cook Method Oven
Occasion Christmas
By Diet Eggless
Dish Type Eggless Cakes
Author Srivalli

Ingredients

For Fruit Soak

  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Mosambi Juice / Sweet Lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Orange Marmalade
  • 3/4 cup Dried Fruits (Raisins, Currants, Walnuts, Cashew nuts, Almonds, Dates, Pista)

For the Cake

  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • A pinch Cinnamon Powder
  • Almonds Blanched, to decorate
  • 2 tsp Caramelized Sugar Syrup

Instructions

For Fruit Soak

  • Make a juice of both Mosambi and Orange together, sieve the fibre and keep the juice alone aside.
  • Chop all the fruit fruits and nuts. Take it in a bowl, add honey and the juice. Mix well and let it stand for 12 hrs outside. Then refrigerate for another 12 hours.

For the Cake

  • Soak 15 almonds in water and peel the skin. Keep it aside.
  • Take 2 tbsp brown sugar in a pan on flame, stir with a spoon, sprinkle few drops of water. Simmer till the sugar melts and caramelises. Keep it aside.
  • In a bowl, take the brown sugar, butter, cream well. Then add the soaked fruits. Mix well. Then add the orange marmalade. Blend well.
  • Add cinnamon powder, baking powder, baking soda and mix well. Let it rest it for 10 mins.
  • Add all purpose flour, wheat flour and mix gently. Add the caramel. Combine slowly.
  • Preheat the oven at 170C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Transfer the batter to the baking tray, pat it down. Garnish with blanched almonds.
  • Bake at 170 C for 45 mins. Let it rest for 10 mins before slicing down.
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