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.
1½cupall purpose flour
½tspall spice powdergaram masala
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.
The cake tastes excellent when warm or at room temperature.