6 Aug 2014

Instant Microwave Fruit Cake (no eggs & no butter)

INSTANT FRUIT CAKE! If you have followed my blog, you know how much I love the instant recipes. So when I came across this one, it's only natural that I tried it immediately!

I love Christmas, I love everything about Christmas but most of all I love baking the Christmas fruit cake! The other day I was travelling in my brother's car and I was listening to some carols, it's ever green Christmas in their car! They play Christmas carols all through the year! Those songs put me in the mood for something 'Christmassy' and I tried this recipe and what an awesome recipe it is!

Do note, I am not calling this a Christmas Fruit Cake, that would be an epic insult to the glorious traditional fruit cake ;) This is a replica, something to satisfy a sudden craving. And it does a fabulous job of satisfying the fruit cake / plum cake craving!

Recipe adapted from - yummytummy
Serves - 2

  • Maida / All purpose flour - 5 tbsp
  • Baking soda - 1/8 tsp
  • Brown Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon powder - 1/8th tsp
  • Nutmeg powder - 1/8th tsp
  • Clove powder - 1/8th tsp
  • Salt - 1/8th tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tbsp 
  • Dried fruits - 2 tbsp (raisins, dates. figs, apricots, cherries, tutti fruity etc)
  • Nuts - 1 tbsp (cashew, almonds, walnuts)
  • Water - 2 tbsp

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1. In a microwave safe bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, clove powder and mix well.

2. Add the sugar and mix again.
3. Add the wet ingredients - oil, honey and water. Mix well.

4. Add the dried fruits and nuts. Mix everything together gently.
5. Spread well in the bowl and sprinkle some more dried fruits and nuts on top.

6. Microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds at 900 watts. Start checking from 1 minute onwards.
7. Let it cool a bit and then enjoy!

1. The key to make a good microwave cake is not to over bake it. My cake was done to perfection in 1 min and 15 seconds. If you over bake, the cake will become dry and rubbery. 
2. My microwave is 900 watts. Each microwave is different, adjust timings according to your microwave. 
3. Instead of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg powder, you can use 1/4 tsp spice powder.
4. Make the cake 1 or 2 times, adjusting the time accordingly and then you'll have a recipe for life!
5. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved before microwaving. Or you can pulse the sugar in the mixee before adding.

Until next time,
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  1. wow...i do bake microwave chocolate mug cake and nothing more than that..ths is jst superb..ll try soon and send u feedback

  2. Very quick recipe...best to satisfy a sudden craving for something sweet

  3. Fruit cake looks so soft and yum in minutes!! Recipe is def a keeper beulah!!

  4. Lovely cake...I believe the pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg will give a nice twist

  5. beulah, i am drooling over your space.. and i am just mad at your dry fruit cakes... these look so awesome ... worth trying :) pass me this bowl yummy

  6. wow, wow. Love this cake recipe very much. Looks delicious.

  7. now i have to make this too? girl, you are killing my diet plan with all this easy yummy dessert.

  8. wow..looks beautifully done,quick recipe :)

  9. that's really instant...looks too yummy dear

  10. I have a microwave with 100 degree maximum. Do I bake in that temp for 1 minute?

  11. Love these kind of instant cakes, looks delicious.

  12. Omg... I am drooling here... Such a tempting fruit cake... I bookmarked to try this.. But I don't have microwave. If I try in convection oven, how long it might take to cook... Thanks...

    1. I have never tried this in an oven so I can't suggest a time. If you do try, let me know :)

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