Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Eggless fruit cake

I baked this cake for my husband's birthday way back in July. Had followed Mrs. Geeta Narang's recipe from the LG Microwave cookbook. Just to add flavour to it I roasted some cinnamon sticks, powdered them and added to the original recipe. It tasted very good with all the cherries and raisins (I did not have raisins that day, So they seem to be missing here), could have been little less sweeter for me, but my husband loved the spongy, sweet and perfect cake with tea.
The recipe is very simple to follow. You can garnish with any icing, according to the author. But it was delicious by itself.


Ingredients:
(All cup measures are level 240ml, standard cup and proportionate)
1 cup plain flour/all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons raisins
2 table spoons glaced cherries
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup thick yoghurt
1/4 teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon roasted and powdered cinnamom
Method:
Pre- heat oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F/gas mark 4
Seive the flour with bi-carbonate of soda and the baking powder well.
Beat the butter and sugar until light, add the honey, yoghurt and fold the flour in gradually.
Grease a baking dish of size 7&1/2 inches square and pour the batter into it.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool on wire racks for few minutes.
Enjoy the cake with coffee or tea.
This cake is what I'm carrying to the High Tea Patry @ Aparna's Diverse Kitchen where Meeta's Monthly Mingle is happening until the 15th of October.


This also goes to Srivalli who is celebrating blog anniversary with Kids' Delight until the 15th of October again @ Spice your Life.



30 comments:

  1. WOW!!!!! eggless cake worth trying..looks delicious

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  2. Delicious eggless fruits cake, looks fabulous!

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  3. Delicious fruit cake Lata... has come out so perfect and looks too good.

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  4. Woww!! Cake looks yummyyyyyy!!!

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  5. லதா எக் இல்லாமல் கேக் குடுத்திருப்பது ரொம்ப நல்ல விஷயம்..எனக்கு இவ்வளவு தெளிவா எக் இல்லாத கேக் ரெசிப்பி கிடைத்ததில்லை..உடனே ட்ரை பண்ண போறேன்..



    அன்புடன்,

    அம்மு.

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  6. Wow looks yumm. Would love to have it right now.

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  7. wow, they look so soft, and eggless too.., that's good, looks delicious..

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  8. Hi Lata,

    Cake looks real good - we connected perfectly today - I just posted eggless muffins and you have eggless cake! Wow!

    Its perfect for tea!

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  9. Hi Lata, the eggless cake looks scrumptious!

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  10. yum yum! you said u adapted from the m/w cookbook. can you please tell me how many minutes i should cook it in m/w? My oven does not work anymore and i'm too tempted to have this now :)

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  11. Mmm.. delicious cake dear..!!

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  12. yummy cakes. i havent started baking yet. will have to start soon on seeing these recipes

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  13. I love to try out this,bookmarking :)

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  14. Cake looks moist and delicious. And its eggless too.

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  15. Eggless fruit cake should be more tasty!

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  16. Thank you ladies! @ Vibhaas, Vidhya I used the conection mode,not microwave cooking.But the same book has yet another cake done with microwave cooking.She has microwaved on 60% power for 8 minutes. Can I tell you for sure once I try that out?

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  17. This seems very simple... you made it soo quickly... Will try it sometime.

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  18. You know, I love eggless bakes and this cake seems just right. Thanks for joining us for High Tea.

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  19. Thanks for all the lovely entries lataji..they look very delish!

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  20. Hi, I am new to baking. Could you tell me if you mix the butter +Sugar manually using whisk or use any electrical equipment.

    Thanks

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  21. @Sakhi, I have an electrical mixer, I use that on a slow speed. But I know doing manually turns out very well too, my sister does it so with a wooden ladle. Combine them well until soft.

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  22. Hello Aunty!
    Love the recipe sounds very promising so am going to attempt making it for a pot luck. Im thinking of doubling the quantity as there are atleast 25 ppl. Do you think that would be sufficient? Also am in a cold place now, do you think the fruit would sink or the cake fall?
    do let me know! Thanks
    Anindita

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  23. Anindita,mine is a 7&1/2" square tin. I get 16 pieces. However, I have not tried larger quantities. Also I bake cakes once in a way only.So try to bake in two batches. About the dry fruits, long ago i read somewhere that if you toss them in a little amount of flour they may not sink. Please check out some really good baking blog. My knowledge is very limited.
    Love,
    Lata

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  24. Thanks so much Really do appreciate it! I shall try it out tomorrow and let you know if its a hit or a miss with my office crowd!! :)
    Anindita

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  25. I shall keep my fingers crossed. By the way the other eggless cake with milkmaid works very well. I am more confident with that recipe. Check it out in my June archive @
    http://lata-raja.blogspot.com/2009/06/eggless-cake-nikis-baking-attempt.html

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  26. Hello Lata
    I tried this cake yesterday and turned out wonderfully...not too sweet and perfectly moist. I do not keep eggs at home so this was a perfect spur of the moment recipe.

    Thanks

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  27. hi Latta,
    im from singapore..im so engrossed viewing ur article till i stumble on this fruit cake..
    Im baking a friend of mine an eggless fruit cake...wow..i found it..but however i was pondering can i steam the cake instead of baking it?
    ur reply is utmost appreciated.thks

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  28. this was amazing
    the cake was very delicious
    my husband and myself enjoyed it a lot
    thank you

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  29. very healthy n tasty too..nice one.Book marked.
    Maha

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