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:

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

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

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

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  4. Wow... Even I have bookmarked this cake from sharmispassions!!! So Yours is looking soooo delicious!!!what size cake you got out of this?
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Eggless Bakes and Treats
    Ongoing Event - SYF&HWS - Ginger

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

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

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

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  8. Delicious and healthy cake looks awesome.
    Deepa

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  9. 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
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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

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  11. Cake looks super tempting...very beautiful cake.

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  12. 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.

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  13. Perfectly baked festive cake..yummm

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

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  15. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2012/12/banana-chocolate-puffs.html

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  25. cake looks so wonderful
    http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  30. Perfectly baked beautiful cake,tempting

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  31. 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

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

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

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

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

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  36. Gorgeous cake!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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

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

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

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  40. A very beautiful fruit cake. Wishing you Happy Holidays.

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

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

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

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