Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Eggless Dry fruit Cake

This Eggless dry fruit cake loaded with dry fruits and nuts is a flavourful and yummy cake which is easy to make too.  

                    " Wish you all a Happy New Year 2014 " 



Ingredients:

All purpose flour
1 ¼ cup
Baking powder
½ tsp
Baking soda
½ tsp
Sweetened condensed milk
 ½ tin
Butter melted
1/3 cup
Powdered sugar
2-3  tblsp
Dry fruits(golden raisins,tuitti fruity,black raisins)
½ cup
Nuts(sliced almonds,walnuts,cashew)
½ cup
Vanilla essence
 ½ tsp
Spice powder(Powder 2 cloves, seeds from 2 cardamom,small piece of cinnamon with 1 tsp sugar)

Milk
½ cup
For the caramel
Sugar
3 tblsp
Water
 ¼ cup

Method:

Caramel preparation:


caramel preparation


  • For the caramel, first warm 1/4  cup water and keep ready.Take a sauce pan and add sugar.let the sugar dissolve fully. Tilt the pan around so that it melts evenly.Once the sugar is melted it starts to become light golden.Once it becomes rich golden in colour immediately switch off  and add the warm water.(Be careful while adding water as it might splash). After sometime mix well and the caramel is ready.
Cake Preparation:

caramel and dry fruits

                            cake preparation

 cake before and after baking

eggless dry fruit cake

  • Take the chopped nuts and dry fruits in a bowl and add a tsp of flour and mix well.
  • Preheat oven to 170 º C.
  • Sift the flour,baking powder and baking soda.
  • Take the condensed milk in a bowl.Add the melted butter and mix well with a whisk.Now add the prepared caramel,vanilla essence,milk,spice powder and mix well with a whisk.
  • Now add the flour,powdered sugar and mix till there are no lumps.If the batter is very thick add little milk and mix.(The batter will be slightly thicker than regular cake batter)
  • Fold the dry fruits and nuts gently.
  • Transfer the batter to a greased and floured cake pan and bake at 170 º C for around 40-50 mins till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Once done,cool completely before slicing else it might crumble.
Note:
  • Use dry fruits and nuts of your choice.
  • If you don't want to prepare caramel you can skip it and add extra milk and proceed ,but the taste may slightly vary.
  • Start checking the cake after 30 mins.The baking time varies with oven.
Sending this to Vardhini's Bake fest# 27 hosted by Divya.

10 comments:

  1. Wishing u a very happy new year too :)

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  2. really good the cake looks so yum... :)

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  3. Nice texture and love this colorful fruit cake.

    Happy new year!

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  6. Thanks for the eggless version. Seem these days people prefer eggless and I am also going along the same route. I shall try this delicious cake and let you know how it turned out.

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