Eggless chocolate fruit cake


Merry Christmas and Happy new year

Celebrate the winter holidays with this dessert. I baked this cake as a thank you gift for teachers. During this time, there are lots of christmas recipes in food magazines and internet. I liked this recipe and did it for Christmas with some minor changes.

The original recipe had used eggs, I used egg replacer powder instead. If you are adding egg, completely cool the butter mixture then add egg and mix. I used different dry fruits and also added tutti-frutti. I kept the cake decoration to a minimum – just sugar dust.

Eggless chocolate fruit cake

Eggless chocolate fruit cake

Ingredients

  1. Chopped almonds and walnuts  –  half cup
  2. Dried cranberries  –  one-fourth cup
  3. Chopped dates  –  half cup
  4. Grated carrot  –  four tblsp
  5. Tutti frutti  –  half cup
  6. Orange zest  –  half tsp
  7. Fresh orange juice  –  one-third cup
  8. Sugar  –  half cup
  9. Unsalted butter  –  five tblsp
  10. Almond powder  –  half cup
  11. All-purpose flour / maida  –  half cup
  12. Coco powder  –  three tblsp
  13. Baking powder  –  half tsp
  14. Baking soda  –  half tsp
  15. Egg replacer  –  three tsp

Procedure

Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Grease the baking pan and use parchment paper to cover the bottom and sides of the pan.

In a pan, start melting butter, add sugar, dry fruits, dates, almond powder, dried cranberries, tutti frutti, grated carrot, orange juice and orange zest. Mix well and cook for 2 mins or until it thickens (shouldn’t be too thick and all ingredients should blend into the butter).

In a small bowl, add egg replacer powder and four tbsp of water. Mix well. Add to the butter mixture and stir it. In another bowl, mix all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and coco powder. Sift them. Add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Fold it and transfer to a baking pan.

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Bake it for 25-30 mins. A tip: Insert a toothpick into the cake and if it comes out clean then the cake is ready.

Quantity

Serves two to three

Time

40 mins

Expiry

One day

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