Rich Fruit Cake- Eggfree Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

An Eggfree Christmas fruit cake recipe perfect for the winters and holiday season. This cake is vegan and alcohol free too.

An Eggfree Christmas fruit cake recipe perfect for the winters and holiday season. This cake is vegan and alcohol free too

 

With Christmas around the corner, all I hear these days is ‘ rich plum cake’- The traditional rum soaked dry fruits filled festive Christmas cake . Just thinking about it makes one hungry for a bite isn’t it??

Not using eggs or alcohol, but still getting as close as possible to this festive bake, seemed quite challenging.I recently got hold of an amazing  book by Arlene Kezwer called ‘Baking – easy, elegant and eggless’. A lovely fruit cake recipe from it, a few ideas and inspiration from friends, and a bit of my own style , all put together and Viola!! Here it is my eggfree Christmas fruit cake recipe – rumless and vegan.

This one is for all mom’s. A perfect festive cake that your kids can enjoy and its pretty easy for you to whip up too.

Eggfree Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

An Eggfree Christmas fruit cake recipe perfect for the winters and holiday season. This cake is vegan and alcohol free too


Try these whole wheat pumpkin cupcakes this holiday season.


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Rich Fruit Cake
A tasty eggfree and alcohol free fruit cake perfect for Christmas.
An Eggfree Christmas fruit cake recipe perfect for the winters and holiday season. This cake is vegan and alcohol free too
Course dessert, snack
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Course dessert, snack
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
An Eggfree Christmas fruit cake recipe perfect for the winters and holiday season. This cake is vegan and alcohol free too
Instructions
  1. Put the chopped dry fruits in a glass jar and pour the orange crush over it. Give it a mix and allow to soak for an hour.
  2. Sieve the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, the spices and baking soda together 4-5 times.
  3. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 mins. Keep a greased and lined baking dish ready.
  4. Beat the oil, sugar and warm water together.
  5. Add the orange zest and substitute of one egg [ see notes] and beat well.
  6. Mix in the soaked dry fruits.
  7. Gradually add in the sieved flour and fold it in gently until no lumps are left.
  8. Toss the chopped nuts and give a final mix.
  9. Pour into the greased and lined baking dish.
  10. Bake in the pre heated oven at 160 degrees for 45 mins.
  11. Remove from the baking dish after about 15 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. Carefully remove the parchment paper used for lining.
  12. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
Recipe Notes

1.**For one egg substitute- Mix 1 and 1/2 tsp of cornflour, pinch of baking soda, pinch of baking powder and 2 tbsp of water. Make this mix only when required. Do not prepare it beforehand.

2.* You can use any assortment of dry fruits and nuts of your choice. I used cranberries, prunes, black raisins, dry grapes, apricots and candied ginger for the soaking.

3.You can also prepare this cake  without soaking for too long. No worries , it turns out just as good.

4. I used store bought thick orange crush for soaking the dry fruits. I found ,that it gave quite a rich feel and flavour to the cake.Substituting it with orange juice might change the final texture and taste of the cake.

5.Oven temperature and time may vary. Use a lower to medium hot temperature and a longer time to bake this cake .

6.Grease and line the baking dish with parchment paper. This is important to avoid  the cake from getting burnt and also to demold it easily once it is baked.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Susi Raghavan says:

    The cake looks just awesome. Sure will b try some time.

  2. Akila Subramanian says:

    thank you so much… do try and let me know how it turned out… cheers

  3. Akila Subramanian says:

    Thank you so much Susi.. do try and let me know how it turned out

  4. Jothi Omprakash says:

    Akila.. What is orange crush referred here.? Can I jus use orange juice?

  5. Akila Subramanian says:

    Jothi i am so happy you tried the fruit cake and loved it.

  6. Gayathri Surya says:

    yumm just tried it and so easy….thank you.

  7. Akila Subramanian says:

    That’s great Gayathri. Happy to hear. Thanks for trying the recipe and sharing your feedback

  8. Sundari Giri says:

    Yum Akila, will try this cause it’s eggless

    1. Akila Subramanian says:

      Thank you Sundari. Will wait for your feedback

  9. Anjana Dhanavanthan says:

    Is there a way I can use corn starch instead of the flour? I don’t have any corn flour handy. Or can I just add an egg, plus baking powder & soda? I am baking this today (hopefully) 🙂

    1. Akila Subramanian says:

      You can simply use one egg. And yes you can replace the cornflour with cornstarch

  10. Sudhaballa Pradhan says:

    Hi… Can I use 1-1/2 cup All purpose flour ? Can I use fresh orange juice instead of orange crush ?

    1. Akila Subramanian says:

      Hi Sudha. Yes you can use the same amount of all purpose flour. Fresh orange juice is fine but it might not give the same intense flavour. Do make sure to add the orange zest and if possible candied orange peel in this case.

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