A Merry Christmas to all my readers!
Christmas without a fruit cake is not possible, especially in my case, it has to be eggless. It's been a tradition that I have been following for some years now. Bake an eggless Fruit Cake, with the goodness of dry fruits and all that makes a christmas.
This time for a change I added cocoa to make a chocolate moist, rich christmas fruit cake. I adapted this from Lathamma's version
. She had made it in MW, I will be trying that out as well soon. For now it's a regular cake baked eggless.
Sending this to my Kid's Delight event
, hosted this month by Sandhya
, themed on Holiday special dishes.
Check out my previous versions of the Fruit Cakes
that I have baked.
Eggless Rich Dark Christmas Fruit Cake
Plain flour - 1 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Milk powder - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Curds - 1 tbsp
Finely chopped dry fruits, nuts and peels - 1 cup
Grated chocolate or cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Spice powder* -1 /4 tsp
How to make the Fruit Cake
Warm 1/2 cup milk and soak the chopped fruits to soak in the milk for 1 hour.
In a small cup mix the curds and baking soda and keep it aside.
In a mixing bowl, take the flour, sugar, spices, cocoa powder, baking powder, Whisk everything together.
Melt the butter and add to the bowl, combine everything together.
Finally add the curd, soda mixture. Mix throughly.
Add the rest of the milk, depending on how the batter consistency is.
Pre heat the oven at 185 C. Grease a pan with butter and dust with flour.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake at 185 C for 10, reduce to 170 and bake for another 20 mins.
You can use 2 cardamoms, 3 cloves, 1/4 of nutmeg, 2 inch piece of cinnamon powdered along with sugar for the spice powder.
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