Friday, December 18, 2015

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe - Christmas Cake Recipes

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe
I was looking for an easy version of fruit cake to try for Christmas and saw this recipe which had no complications and looked very tempting.I have already tried an eggless version of fruit cake so using eggs was justified here.

Hubby loves christmas cakes so it was win win for me to try it, but didn't want to load the calories so halved the recipe and tried in my small bundt pan.I was not very confident when putting things together but when the cake was getting baked, I was 100% sure that this recipe will be a winner and yes my instincts were right this time :)
Easy Fruit Cake Recipe
I was waiting for the cake to cool down, when I sliced and tasted a piece I was like How did so much taste come from this simple easy recipe...yes it is worth a try.Though it doesn't match the traditional christmas cake, the taste sure comes close to it and I am completely satisfied with it.
Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

Fruit Cake Recipe 

Preparation Time:15 mins | Baking Time : 30 mins | Makes:15 small slices
Recipe Category: Cakes | Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Reference : Youtoocancook

Maida - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Egg - 1 
Unsalted butter - 1/8 cup
Raisins - 1/8 cup
Tutti Frutti - 1/4 cup
Walnut - 1 tbsp chopped
Grated orange zest - 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup

For the caramel syrup:

Sugar - 1 tbsp

Method:

  1. Measure tutti frutti,raisins and butter.Butter need not be in room temperature.As you can see I used homemade butter directly from fridge.Transfer them to a pan and add sugar.
    How to make Easy Fruit Cake Recipe - Step1
  2. Now add water and heat up the mixture.Let it boil for a minute.Switch off and cool down.
    How to make Easy Fruit Cake Recipe - Step1
  3. Beat the egg with a whisk,set aside.Now add baking soda.salt to maida and whisk it well.
    How to make Easy Fruit Cake Recipe - Step2
  4. Take the boiled cooled mixture in a mixing bowl, add whisked eggs, mix it once with a whisk.Now add flour and whisk it well without any lumps.
    How to make Easy Fruit Cake Recipe - Step3
  5. To prepare caramel : Take sugar in a pan, heat it up.Let sugar caramelise and it will become dark brown in color,at this stage sprinkle few drops of water,mix well and switch off.While sprinkling be a safe distance as it will splutter.
    How to make Easy Fruit Cake Recipe - Step3
  6. Take orange zest  add it to the batter along with walnuts.Then add caramel syrup.
    How to make Easy Fruit Cake Recipe - Step4
  7. Preheat oven at 180 deg C for 10mins.Add vanilla essence,cinnamon powder,mix the batter well.Take any mould of your choice.Grease with oil and dust flour.
    How to make Easy Fruit Cake Recipe - Step5
  8. Now pour the batter and sprinkle nuts for topping.Bake in preheated oven fpr 30 mins or until the top browns and a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
    How to make Easy Fruit Cake Recipe - Step5
Cool down completely then cut into slices.Serve as a snack!

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

My Notes:

  • I halved the orginal recipe and baked in my small bundt pan so took just 30mins for the cake to bake.The timing may vary depending on the size of the cake and pan.
  • You can any dry fruits and nuts of your choice.But do not overload.
  • Do not skip caramel syrup as it gives nice color and flavour to the cake.
  • You can even add a tbsp of chopped cashews along with walnuts.
  • As soon as the caramel is made add it to the batter, do not let it rest it for moretime.
  • You can replace 1/2 cup yogurt for replacing an egg.
Easy Fruit Cake Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

17 comments:

  1. Can I make in pressure cooker, because I have no oven,

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    1. Yes you can please check my pressure cooker cake for more details

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  2. Your last point in the note will be useful for me. I wanted an eggless version. Will try this one. Thanks

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  3. Mam shall we do it in pressure cooker in low flame..I don't have oven

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    1. Yes you can please check my pressure cooker cake for more details

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  4. Very apt post sharmi.
    is the cake baked is 1/2 of the description?
    Can you clarify plz...
    if we are baking eith 1/2 of the qty of measurements whther baking powder and soda also shld be half or same as original.

    thanks

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    1. Yes this is halved from the orginal recipe, yes everything should be halved

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  5. So delicious!!
    I'm gona try this fruitcake.!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Can we substitute butter with oil?

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  7. Can you pls giv measurements in grams instead of cups? It wud be easier..

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    1. Sure will update it when I make next time

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  8. Cake looks so moist and perfect.

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  9. If i want to make a batch of two cakes can i use one in center and another in lower rack at the same time.
    Is it ok or just i shud keep eye for the lower rack not to be burnt. Wil it affect the texture of the cake.? Thnx in advance..

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  10. Can I add baking powder. If yes how much?

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    1. Baking powder and soda are entirely different and cannot be replaced so I recommend adding baking soda for this recipe.

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  11. Hi Sharmi,
    Tried your recipe today and the cake came out amazingly well.Very soft and yummy. My entire house is smelling unbelievably christmassy . Thank you 😊

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