Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Eggless christmas cake


Eggless christmas fruit cake


Ingredients (makes 8 pieces)


tutti fruti - 1 cup (1 cup size = 150 ml)
raisins - 1/2 cup
dates (chopped) - 1/2 cup
nuts (cashews , almonds, pista..) - 1/2 cup
brown sugar - 1 cup
honey - 1 tablespoon
butter - 1 cup
water - 1 cup
baking soda - 1/8 tsp + 1/2 tsp
baking powder - 1/2 tsp
cinnamon sugar powder - 1 tsp
nut meg powder - 1/2 tsp
curd - 3 tablespoon
vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
mashed potato - 3/4 cup (acts as egg replacer)
all purpose flour (maida) - 2 cups


Method:


  • chop raisins, dates and nuts to fine pieces
  • boil potato and mash it
  • heat a heavy bottomed vessel and add tutti frutti, chopped raisins, dates, brown sugar, water and butter
  • let it boil in high flame till brown sugar and butter dissolves
  • once it dissolved, cook it for 20 mins in medium flame
  • after 20 minutes, switch off the flame and add 1/8 tsp of baking soda
  • it will start bubbling up, stir well and let it cool down
  • in a bowl, add curd, vanilla essence, cinnamon sugar, nutmeg powder
  • once the mashed potato and dry fruits mixture gets cooled down, add it to the bowl
  • mix everything together
  • add baking soda, baking powder and chopped nuts
  • mix well and then add all purpose flour
  • whisk it well. The mixture will not look like a batter.it will be thick and sticky. See the pic below.
  • grease the baking tray with vegetable oil and add the mixture
  • preheat the oven and place the baking tray
  • set the temperature to 350 Fahrenheit and bake it for 40 - 45 mins.
  • insert toothpick or fork in the cake. If it comes out clean, then the cake is done. Otherwise set it for another 5 - 10 mins till it is done. 
  • Once the cake is done, cool it down 
  • once it gets cooled, make pieces and serve.


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