Sunday, December 23, 2012

Vegan Christmas Fruit Cake - My Guest Post for Arthy

Cooking specially and doing a guest post for a co-blogger is definitely an interesting part of this virtual world, few days back i got a message from Arthy of Sumanarthy's Kitchen asking whether i can do a guest post for her. Her message made me happy and immediately i said ok for making a guest post for her.I visit her space almost everyday since few months and love her variety of droolworthy foods particularly her malay foods, i have bookmarked few to try especially her prawn sambal, as i love sea foods very much.

Coming to the guest post,she said she want something prefect for this festive season,i know i'll be making a fruit cake for her and finally decided to make a vegan version.Thanks to Arthy for giving me a wonderful chance to make this guest post.This vegan cake goes for both whole wheat flour and all purpose flour with loads of nuts and dry fruits with avocado puree and flaxseed powder as egg subsitute, for my surprise this cake was extremely moist,spongy and definitely healthy. Definitely this cake will satisfy anyone's tastebuds and none will miss the eggs in this cake.

2cups All purpose flour
1cup Whole wheat flour
1cup Avocado Puree
1cup Oil
1+1/2cups Packed brown sugar
1tbsp Flaxseed powder
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
3tbsp Honey
1tsp Vanilla essence
1/2cup Water
2cups Dry fruits (chopped finely,i used dates,black & golden raisins,apricots,pineapples,prunes and tutti frutti)
1/2cup Nuts (chopped finely)
2tbsp Orange zest

Grease a round cake pan with oil and line a baking sheet.

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

Mix the flaxseed powder in  three tablespoons of warm water and keep aside.

In a pan, heat the dry fruits,sugar,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 300F.

In a bowl, take together the avocado puree,oil,flaxseed mixture,vanilla essence and spice powders and mix, now add the cooked fruit mixture,orange zest and nuts,mix everything well.

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

Transfer this cake batter to the already prepared cake pan and bake cake for an hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Let the cake gets cool completely .

Dust with confectioner's sugar and enjoy.


Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

That's a gorgeous cake Priya,...Merry Xmas to you and fly.

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

So yummy cake.. Avocado puree in a cake..this cake looks full of goodness

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow a lovely cake Merry Christmas to you and your family.
There is an award waiting for you at my place please pick it up.

Mythreyi said... Reply To This Comment

Love the Christmasyy Decorations...

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you so much for this guest post dear.....

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks Delicious Priya!!!

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Vegan option is wonderful , excellent with avocado purée.

Gopika Ram said... Reply To This Comment

This is one of my fav cakes.. yumm :)

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous cake!! adding avocado puree is new to me!!
Prathima Rao
Prats corner

Jaya M said... Reply To This Comment

What a delicious cake you have made this Christmas and that too vegan (avocado puree- great innovative alternative to egg)...looks so so so delicious and tempting....Wish you and yours a very merry Christmas...hugs and smiles

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Superb delicious cake Priya.Merry Xmas to you and family !

Helen Prabha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very beautiful.. Wish to taste it ;)

Happy Christmas & New year.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

Fabulous cake that too egg less makes more interesting..

Vidya said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious cake Priya.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful guest post,Beautiful vegan cake sounds healthy with avocado puree...Loved it!!!

Rebecca Subbiah said... Reply To This Comment

lovely cake have a super christmas

Amina said... Reply To This Comment

fruit cake looks delicious... perfect for Christmas...

Malaysian Delicacies said... Reply To This Comment

What a cake! So much goodness in it, definitely a keeper.

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Avocado Puree !!! Hmm... Kalakureenga Priya... Ur clicks are just amazing ponga...

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Reply To This Comment

using avacado puree is new to me , lovely cake

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

gorgeous cake Priya! merry christmas and New year!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Avacado puree in a christmas cake!!! that is very interesting!!!
Ongoing Event - Let's Party - Eggless Bakes and Treats
Ongoing Event - SYF & HWS - Ginger

PT said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. gorgeous cake dear.. well made..

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful cake, Priya!

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

fruit cake with avacado puree? Wow, I am book marking this. Looks delicious.