Eggless Fruit Loaf

[dropcap]F[/dropcap] ew days back I wrote a post about the “Eggless cakes and Muffins” course by Nita Mehta that I happened to attend. Got such lovely responses from all you sweethearts :-)) I know its high time that I shared a recipe from that series. I made this one a while ago but was just putting off the post under the notion that perhaps there is too much of typing. But nooo, having a look at the recipe print now it seems the procedure is not long at all. Just that I made it on a very hot humid day. So it seemed I spent a long time in the kitchen 🙂 This one is an awesome cake flavored with spices and full of nuts, tutty fruity and black raisins. And here is how we make it:

Serves: 7

Cooking Time: 1 Hr 10 Mins

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cups (175gms ) All purpose flour (maida)
3/4 tsp mixed spice (1/4 tsp nutmeg(grate it), 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp clove powder)
1 cup (125 gms) powdered sugar
1/2 cup+2 tbsp (100 gms) salted yellow butter
1/2 cup milk (slightly chilled)
1 and 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda-bi-carb (mitha soda)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp black raisins
4 tbsp or more chopped cashews
2 tbsp or more sliced glace cherry ( I used canned ones, strained and chopped)
2 tbsp or more candied fruit (red and yellow or green)

Topping
2 tbsp or more chopped cashews
2 tbsp sliced glace cherries+ 2 tbsp chopped almonds+ 2 tbsp chopped walnuts and raisins
2 tsp all purpose flour (maida)

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 190C/375F.
  • Prepare a 7and1/2″ x 4and1/2″ loaf cake tin. Arrange a butter paper at the base and grease the sides.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and mixed spice powder. Rub flour and butter together with finger tips, till the mixture is crumbly. Do not over mix.
  • Add sugar and mix lightly. Mix in raisins, nuts and fruit. (If you notice, in the ingredients list I have mentioned ‘or more’ for every nuts and fruits. The more nuttier and fruitier the cake the more yum it is :-))
  • Divide the milk into two parts. Warm one part of milk slightly to make it lukewarm. Add soda-bi-carb. To the other part add vinegar. Now mix both the milk together.
  • The milk will start foaming (bubbles will appear). Add vanilla essence to milk. Add this milk to cake mix try quickly. Mix fast and well using cut and fold method. The batter would be of quiet thick consistency.
  • Put the batter into the cake tin with the help of a spatula. Level it. Mix the topping ingredients and sprinkle on the cake. Bake in a preheated oven at 190C/375F for 20 minutes, then lower temperature to 150C/ 300F for another 20 minutes. Let it remain in oven for 5 minutes. Check the cake by gently pressing on different points on the top. It should be springy all over. Also you can check with a skewer, but too many punctures not recommended 🙂
  • Remove from oven. Let it cool for 10 minutes before removing from tin.

It is recommended to let the cake cool down completely once and slightly warm it up before consuming.

 

Sending this to Tuesday Bookmarked event hosted by Priya and Aipi.
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Comments
13 Responses to “Eggless Fruit Loaf”
  1. SinFoodie says:

    Delicious !!! And what photos !

  2. themustardseed says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try it out.

  3. Radhika says:

    Hugs to you sharadha. This is so much better and thanks for taking it in the right spirit. I hope you know what I mean. Reg the loaf thanks for sharing with us all. i was actually expecting a post from you real soon.

  4. RAKS KITCHEN says:

    Eggless loaf looks so good,I just cant wait to try this out,bookmarking!

  5. Taste Junction says:

    What a coincidence. I too posted yest a fruit loaf cake. This looks great!!

  6. Uma says:

    wow..tht looks so yummmmmmmmmmm…:-)

  7. Sensible Vegetarian says:

    This looks so yummy and delicious. Never used milk in fruit & nut cake should have given a totally different taste. Bookmarking.

  8. Prathima Rao says:

    Was searching high & low for an eggless fruit cake recipe…This is more than perfect & im a fan of NM`s recipes…Thx a ton dear for sharing what u have learnt with us…Bookmarked & looking fwd to more eggless recipes :)Prathima RaoPrats Corner

  9. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says:

    This looks so good – love the ingredients – especially the cashews and glace cherries – lovely recipe:)Mary

  10. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal says:

    wow, that looks so awesome and so soft and full of fruits :)Thanks for entering it into bookmarked event dear. But, We have changed rules a bit and please go through them. From now on, re-writing someone's recipe is not allowed and only a link needs to be posted in your post with all the modifications or tweaks you made to the recipe. Or if it is a recipe from book or magazine, please scan and post the recipe page, but don't write the real recipe. Please make appropriate changes to your post with respect to these rules.

  11. reema says:

    i would like to knw if we would not like to add egg in cake recipe…what we have to add inseted of it nd how much….{ i have heard that we can substitute curd inseted of egg….} i have very go0d recipe fr fruit cake bt we have to add egg in it ,,,,so want knw wts option to it

    • Hi Reema
      There are various replacements to eggs like flax seed, Tofu, Condensed Milk etc. (I have this one bookmarked http://www.exploreveg.org/resources/recipes/egg-free-cooking-options). There are also egg replacers available in the market, which specify the exact equivalent amount to replace one egg. Personally I have used only condensed milk that too in recipes that are specifically eggless. So I would not specifically recommend until I have tried them myself, however what I would suggest is you can try any of this replacement on a smaller quantity recipe and see if it works out.

      regards
      CinnamonNchillies

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