Quick Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake

Bindiya Sharma
Bindiya Sharma|
Last updated on Jan 10th
For all those who want a Christmas Cake on the table at the very last minute! No fuss, no pre-soaking, no caramel, no alcohol.. just delicious fruity goodness!
  • Prep Time20Minutes
  • Cooking Time60Minutes
  • Serves6people

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar(powder in blender)
  • 2 cups Mixed Dried Fruit(raisins, cashews, almonds,walnuts, figs, tutti-fruity etc)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • zest of 1 orange
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/4Cup fresh Curd
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Allspice powder
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 tbsp Jam
  • 1 tbsp Milk Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Recipe Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg. C. Grease and line a 8 inch round baking pan.
  2. Bring the 1 cup water to a boil, add in the sugar and dried fruits and simmer till its reduced to half(15 mins) and the fruits are plump.Turn off heat.
  3. Add in the butter and zest and stir till butter melts completely.Let cool.
  4. After mixture has cooled completely mix in the honey, jam, all spice,vanilla extract and curd . Keep aside.
  5. Sieve the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Fold in this flour into the dry fruits mixture till well combined.
  7. It will be a thick batter. Spoon onto prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for an hour or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Cool on rack and invert when cold.
  9. You can arrange some cashewnuts/blanched almonds on top of the cake decoratively.
  10. Make your own Allspice- Grind together equal quantities of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and cloves till smooth. Bottle and use as required!

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