Eggless Fruit & Rum cake is a rich delicious cake loaded with lots of nuts, dried fruits and rum. This cake is not only perfect for your Christmas celebrations but can be made on any other occasion as well.
You can even use dried prunes, dried orange peels or walnuts for soaking in the rum. (I didn’t add walnuts here as I am allergic to them!!). Apart from it, the spices added to it are- nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom which adds up to the depth of flavours and make the cake more aromatic.
In the given recipe, I have used All Purpose flour and Whole wheat flour in 3:1 ratio. You can also make this cake using whole wheat flour only. The cake is baked at 150 degrees Celsius. The temperature/baking time may vary from oven to oven depending on the size and brand. You may get it after one or two attempts.
Hope you would like this Eggless Christmas Fruit & Rum cake recipe!!
List Of Ingredients: (Makes cake of approx 6. 5 inches)
- Condensed Milk-200 grams
- Brown Sugar (Powdered)-1/4 cup
- All Purpose Flour (Maida)-3/4 cup
- Whole Wheat Flour-1/4 cup
- Salt- A pinch
- Nutmeg powder-1/8 tsp
- Cinnamon powder-1/8 tsp
- Cardamom powder-1/8 tsp
- Baking Powder-1 tsp
- Baking Soda-1/2 tsp
- Oil-1/3 cup
- Milk- 3 tbsp (if required)
(Approx 1 cup nuts and berries mixture soaked in 1/2 cup rum)
- Raisins-3 tbsp
- Dried Cranberries-3 tbsp
- Dried blackberries- 3 tbsp
- Cashews-1/4 cup
- Almonds-1/4 cup
- Tutti Frutti bits-2 tbsp
- Rum-1/2 cup
Steps To Prepare:
You can add vanilla essence also if you want.
Add the soaked dry fruits and berries to the cake batter along with 3 tbsp of rum (saved in step 5). Fold it gently. If the batter seem too thick you can add some milk also.
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Let it bake for 45 to 50 minutes in convection mode at 150 degrees. Take it out of the oven after 45 minutes and swiftly take the toothpick test i.e. prick the cake at the centre with toothpick; If it comes out clean the cake is ready else bake it for another 5 minutes.
Place it over the wire rack for cooling down. At the end, brush it with some more rum. Wrap it in a cling film and keep it in an air tight container overnight. This step is needed for increasing the sponginess and flavours of cake.