Happy new year to you from this side of the world. Today, I have for you the recipe of an Eggless fruit cake I recently tried. For someone who doesn’t bake eggless cakes, I was rather skeptical about this whole recipe at first. But, I surprised myself and it turned out to be super moist and delicious.
There is only one thing you may have to pre-prep in advance. You will need to soak some dried fruits overnight in orange juice. Handful of desired fruits like raisins, dried papaya, dried cherries in enough orange juice to just slightly immerse the fruits.
Ingredients & measurements
Self-raising flour: 1 & 3/4 cup
Sugar: 1cup (Use brown sugar if you want a darker colour)
Baking butter or neutral oil: 1/2 cup
Baking soda : 1 teaspoon
Milk: a few teaspoons
Grated Orange zest: just a pinch
A pinch of Powdered spice mix: Cloves, cardamom & cinnamon sticks
A few drops of vanilla extract
Mix all the dry ingredients(flour, sugar and baking soda) in a bowl.
In another bowl, mix melted butter/oil and sugar.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter sugar mixture and add the soaked fruits, vanilla extract, grated orange zest and the spice powder. Fold it all in well until you get a nice thick batter of dropping consistency. DO NOT OVER MIX THE BATTER. If you felt the batter was a bit dry then add milk to loosen it a little.
Bake in a preheated oven at 170deg for 40-45 minutes. Check once in between around the 15min mark to see if the top gets too brown because mine did and I covered the top with foil and put it back in.
Once done, wait for it to cool a little bit and serve while still warm with custard or just on its own.
This recipe has been adapted from different sources.