Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake

Christmas is nearing and hope many will be busy in shopping,preparing gifts and wrapping them.We  are getting ready with our xmas dinner list and my dinner table is going to be filled with variety of wonderful foods as like last year. Kids are waiting eagerly for the xmas vacation,still three more days to go,even am waiting eagerly to bake some more christmas cookies and cakes with my kids.As i told earlier,my theme for this week's blogging marathon is christmas special, needless to say that my third post is going to be a christmas fruit cake without eggs.

Two days back, i tried this eggless christmas fruit cake from Sharmi's Passions, this cake goes for mashed potatoes and its completely alcohol free. If you want to give a try to eggless fruit cake,this cake is for you. Actually christmas fruit cake always goes for atleast 4-5eggs,but you wont miss eggs in this cake. This cake is very much rich in fruits and nuts, they doesnt need pre-soaking. You can make them quickly,easily and am sure that this cake will definitely satisfy your cravings for rich fruit cakes.I just made few changes according to my family's tastebuds and increased the quantity of dry fruits in this cake. Check out the other bloggers running this 23rd edition of blogging marathon here.Sending this fantastic eggless fruit cake to Tried & Tasted-Sharmi's Passions hosted by me,event by Lakshmi.Do check ChampaSrivalliSumana Deepak,Veena,Jayasri and Preeti Deo wat they baked for the 9th day of bake-a-thon.


2cups All purpose flour
1cup Butter
1cup Packed brown sugar
1tsp Baking powder
1tsp Baking soda + 1/2tsp for cooking fruits
1/2tsp Cinnamon powder
1/4tsp Clove powder
1/4tsp Ginger powder
1/4tsp Nutmeg powder
2tbsp Honey
1cup Yogurt
1tsp Vanilla essence
1cup Mashed potato
1/2cup Water
1cup Dry fruits (chopped finely,i used dates,black & golden raisins,apricots,tutti frutti)
1/2cup Nuts (chopped finely)
2tbsp Orange zest

Grease a round cake pan with enough butter and line a baking sheet.

Sieve the flour with baking powder and baking soda and keep aside.

In a pan, heat the dry fruits,sugar,butter,honey,water in low flame until the sugar gets dissolves, then put the flame in high and bring it to boil.

Put the flame again in low and cook for half an hour,so that the dry fruits will gets well cooked, put off the stove and add the 1/2tsp of baking soda,mix it and keep it aside.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

In a bowl, take together the yogurt,vanilla essence and spice powders and mix, now add the cooked fruit mixture,mashed potato,orange zest and nuts,mix everything well.

Add the flour to this mixture and mix gently with a spatula.

Transfer this cake batter to the already prepared cake pan, place gently few cashew nuts on the top and bake cake for an hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Notes:
As per original recipe, the batter will be thick,but i prepared mine not much thick as i dont want my kids to notice the dry fruits chunks in the cake.

If you want to make the batter thick,just reduce the quantity of yogurt as half cup.

Chop the nuts and dry fruits too small so that they will blend well with the cake.

Dont cut the cake while its hot or warm, they will get crumble.

Let the cake cools for atleast 5 hours or else even overnite before slicing.

63 comments:

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cake aks :) perfectly baked... eggless and with potato must be less sinful

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and perfectly baked cake.. Love this version of fruit cake too..

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

wow..beautiful cake,looks delish!!
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Kitchen Queen said... Reply To This Comment

delicious cake. you are awesome.

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Nice cake Priya. Looks yum

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

The cake looks great Priya, like the use of mashed potatoes!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow... Even I have bookmarked this cake from sharmispassions!!! So Yours is looking soooo delicious!!!what size cake you got out of this?
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Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks so lovely and perfect....Using potato sounds interesting..

kala said... Reply To This Comment

Yummyyyyyy xmas cakeee

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

yes perfectly baked cake dear...it's Christmas mood...

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy fruit cake.tempting sis.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

The cake looks fabulous. And happy Christmas preparations. :)

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and healthy cake looks awesome.
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Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya !!! Fabulous cake and love the decor... If am not wrong, i spotted u in that tiny ball which u used for decor.... :P
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Faseela Noushad said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome Cake Priya....

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Eggless, quick-fix and what more to ask from a X'mas cake ? I loved this one..perfectly baked.Thanks,I am bookmarking.

priya satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect baked, tempting cake!!

Vidya said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks super tempting...very beautiful cake.

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya, your post is not loading properly for me. Not sure if anyone else is having the issue. I haven't changed anything on my side. Will stop by again later.

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked festive cake..yummm

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cake sis...perfectly made,as always :)

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Priya I am not able to see any post of yours.I am not sure if its my problem or yours but with other blogs I don't have a problem.So please do fix it.

Sum said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so amazing! Loved that you use potatoes in it! Must try it...

LG said... Reply To This Comment

Awwwww..such a beautiful cake. Never heard of adding potato to the cake. I have to try sometimes.

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good.

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

I had also bookmarked Sharmis cake.. Looks so beautifully done

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

book marked!..it has all my fav ingredients and surely this wud be a treat by itself.

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Voilà un gâteau de Noël qui nous change des biscuits.J'aime beaucoup.
A bientôt

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cake!!!
Addition of mashed potatoes sounds interesting.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

very yumm...
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Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious dear...Join me in Fast Food - Poha event.

Jaleela said... Reply To This Comment

very perfect priya super

PT said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly baked.. love it..

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

wow I want to try making this. First time seeing potato in the cake.Looks so yummy.

Joe Lewis said... Reply To This Comment

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Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

A delish cake to relish dear. Amazingly presented...wonderful.

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Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

cake looks so wonderful
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Vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

Eggless fruit cake with potatoes sounds interesting..looks good too !!

Rani's gourmet said... Reply To This Comment

lovely cake...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

I loved this both the times I made, Anu's recipes always turn out great..

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cake, perfectly baked, will try soon!!!
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Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Looks moist and beautiful priya

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Looks superb and nicely presented, feel like having a slice now..

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum...love it...

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for sharing an eggless version. Bookmarking this one!!

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Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked beautiful cake,tempting

MaryMoh said... Reply To This Comment

I'm amazed that it's eggless! The colour is so beautiful. Love it! Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

THat looks awesome! Fruit cakes are something everyone craves this season.

Amina said... Reply To This Comment

wow... cake looks fantastic... looks perfect...

Mandira said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful cake Priya!

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Am not a fan of fruit cakes. Yours looking soooo delicious...that too with mashed potato in it??? WOW!

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Finally I am able to see the post and missing this perfect cake would have been a big loss.

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous cake!!!
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Bharathy said... Reply To This Comment

I like the addition of mashed pototoes. Perfect egg less cake for the festival. Cheers and gods luck for your marathon, priya!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

beautifully baked looks so yumm..

Victoria Grant said... Reply To This Comment

wow... fabulous looking cake…
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PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Cake has come out perfectly.Bookmarked this one too,Priya...

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Hey wow wow wow. What a delicious cake. Can I get a slice?

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

A very beautiful fruit cake. Wishing you Happy Holidays.

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and fluffy cake

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

potato in cake - that's a new concept for me

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome cake... Look so perfect
but potato is very unique ingredient for me in cake specially

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy fruit cake.. Love the concept of eggless.. :)