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Xmas Fruit Cake

Eggless Fruit Cake is a tasty and crumbly season's cake. It is non-alcoholic cake and can be made without soaking the dry fruits. It uses the right hint of cinnamon and garam masala mix for the winter warmth.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Baking
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup pitted dates packed
  • cup sugar granulated
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp all spice powder garam masala
  • ½ tsp nutmeg freshly grated
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup yogurt homemade curd
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ½ cup tutti-fruiti
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup dark raisins

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven at 165 C. Grease & dust a loaf pan.
  • On a chopping board, spread 1/2 cup flour. Coat the dates in the flour & chop them coarsely on the board. The flour prevents the dates from breaking down & becoming soft & mushy.
  • In a large bowl, place the remaining flour & dates mixture. Add spices, sugar, salt & baking soda. Stir to combine.In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter & vanilla extract.Stir in buttermilk mixture & remaining dry-fruits into the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • Immediately pour into the prepared pan. Smooth the top & bake for 50-55 mins or till the cake is golden brown & pulling away from sides.
  • Remove from oven & allow to cool in the pan for 10 mins on a wire rack. Remove from pan & allow to cool to room temperature.

Notes

The cake tastes excellent when warm or at room temperature.