Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my lovely readers!!
One more week to go to enter the New Year with new list of resolutions, new recipes and to make new memories to cherish forever. So, are you ready for this year’s last recipe. Yes last, because from tomorrow onwards I’m on a week vacation.
For last two months, I was busy entertaining guests and then with my work responsibilities. And in between all these things I forgot to soak my dry fruits for the X’Mas eve. And Aww! this time was to experiment something new for me.
If you are also in a situation like me, panic not, I have a solution for you. This time I made christmas cake at the last moment without soaking dry fruits. So, this version is a ‘Quick Christmas Cake‘ or you can say a ‘Bachelor’s Fruit Cake‘.
You will love to know that this cake is :
It’s alcohol free.
It’s butter free.
It’s super moist.
It’s super quick, not even overnight soaking required.
How to make Eggless fruit cake / bachelor’s christmas cake with step by step photos:
- Take dry fruits of your choice into a sauce pan. Cut it into small chunks, if required. Pour orange juice and boil. Let it cook for about 10 minutes. Switch off the flame and let it cool down. If you prefer to use butter instead of oil. Add it at this time.
- Crush the whole garam masala. Grind together sugar granules, garam masala and orange zest or outer peel into fine powder.
- Add this to the pan along with dry fruits. Add vanilla essence and sugar caramel and mix well.
- In a seperate bowl, mix all the remaining dry ingredients: wheat flour, salt, baking powder and ginger powder with a whisk and keep it aside.
- To the dry fruits pan, add all the remaining wet ingredients: buttermilk and oil. Mix again.
- The mixture will look like shown in the below first picture. To this, add the wheat flour mixture and using a spatula, fold in one direction till it combines well.
- Preheat the oven @ 140 degree. Grease the baking tin with oil and dust it with flour. Take out the excess flour. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 60 minutes. Here, I have used Philips Fryer to bake the cake. And I’m totally in love with it.
- If a toothpick inserted at the centre comes out clean, then it’s ready. Take the tray from the fryer or oven and let it cool for 10 – 15 minutes and finally unmould the cake. Cut it after it completely cools down.
Try the recipe and let me know for sure how it came out for you in the comments below.
Until next, wish you all a Happy Holidays!!
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