Sunday, 25 December 2016

Eggless Christmas Cake/ Eggless Fruit and Nut Cake/ Eggless Christmas cake without Rum

Eggless Christmas Cake/
Eggless Fruit and Nut Cake/
Eggless Christmas Cake without rum 
Hi Friends,
I was googling the net from last 2 weeks and most of the blogs was flooded with Christmas Recipes specially the Christmas cake. Everyone used their own ingredients and method to make this awesome cake. Ingredients and method were not same but outcome of all of them was quite similar. Fruity nutty cake. Some bakers soak the fruits in rum vegetarian use juice and some use boiling method instead of soaking. Some use brown sugar or caramel for this deep brown color. I was bit of afraid to try it as recipes seems lengthy and laborious. But i thought to give it a try and adjusted the ingredients and used method suitable for me. 
I tried this cake and overall the cake was good. Only thing i felt improvement was nutmeg powder. I used 1/4 tsp which i felt was overpowered the taste of cinnamon. I realized that after few hours that taste too was gone and cake was perfect. still I have changed the ratio in ingredients for best results. This cake tastes best when kept for one day and consumed next day. Overall cake was similar to store bought fruit cake. I hope you will try it and enjoy with your family and friends. 
Flour-1.5 cup
Baking Powder- 1 tsp
Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
Curd-1/2 cup
Oil-1/4 cup

For caramel-
Sugar-1 cup
Water-1/4 cup

For Boiling
Chopped fruits and nuts of your choice-1 cup
I used -
almonds- 1 Tbsp
Cashews- 1 Tbsp
Walnuts- 1 Tbsp
Tooty fruity- 1 Tbsp
Cherries- 1 Tbsp
Nutmeg Powder (Jaifal)- 1/8 tsp
Cinnamon powder-1/4 tsp
Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
Clove-1/8 powder

Ingredients for boiling

Ingredients for caramel

Take sugar in a pan

Add water

Let it bowl on slow flame

see it starts caramelizing 

all caramelized 
it will turn more dark after cooling 

see all dark caramel 

Now add your fruits and nuts


Let it boil
(i have added 3 tbsp water in the caramel as i felt it was dry)

Switch off the gas, add baking soda and stir once
add oil in a bowl

add curd

whisk it well

Now add this curd to caramel fruit & nut mix

Mix it well

Now take your flour and baking powder

                              Mix them 

Add this slowly to caramel and curd mix

mix it properly

tip in the baking pan

decorate as per your choice or leave it plain

Baked for 25 minutes and checked 

 Christmas cake is ready 

I cut it while still warm

  1. You can use your choice of dried fruits and nuts like dates, apricot, raisins etc. options are endless  
  2. While making caramel keep flame on low and keep stirring the pan. I have added few tbsp of water in caramel as i felt it was dry. You can caramelize sugar first and then add water but while adding water you need to be very careful as it will splatter a lot. I find this method more easy.
  3. After baking let it cool down completely then cut it. This way you will get even and clean pieces. 
  4. Its best served next day. As i have read in the blogs that all spices will merge beautifully if kept it one day and had it next day. Mine half cake was gone in minutes.



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  3. Wow, this is a really good and helpful for those who are allergic to eggs or don’t eat egg for any reason. The recipe is so easy through pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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