23 Dec 2014

Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake | Eggless Plum Cake

I have posted a Christmas Fruit Cake with eggs and that is the recipe we love the most but when we have to distribute cake for others, I need an egg free version since some of our neighbors don't eat eggs. And for that this recipe works beautifully! I have also posted a Dundee Fruit Cake which is so rich in fruits and nuts, that it's totally delicious!

Eggless Christmas Cake

This cake has no eggs, no alcohol, no caramel and no need to soak the fruits as well. The thing I love about this recipe is that, it has option of using caramel. If you want a traditional fruit cake with caramel then you can add the caramel but if you don't prefer caramel then you can just as well leave it out.

Eggless Christmas Cake

Preparation time 20 mins | Baking time 40 mins | Serves 10 slice
Recipe adapted from - here


For the fruit mix
  • Fruits and nuts - 3 cups
  • Fruit juice - 1.5 cups
For the cake
  • All purpose flour (maida) - 1 and 1/4 cups
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 cup
  • Butter - 85 gms
  • Yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • Hot milk - 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Nutmeg powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Clove powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coffee powder - a pinch
( If you don't have the spice powders, make your own spice mix by grinding a small piece of cinnamon, one clove, two cardamom, a small piece of nutmeg)

Soaking the fruits
1. For this cake, there is no need to soak the fruits. You can add as it is to the batter. 
2. But if you do want to soak, then use any fruit juice, preferably grape juice or orange juice, apple juice.
3. Soak the previous night or a couple of hours ahead of baking and leave it in the refrigerator.

Eggless Christmas Cake

For the cake
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line and grease a 8" baking dish.
1. Drain the fruits completely and add 2 or 3 tbsp of flour from the total flour mentioned and set aside.

2. Add the softened butter and brown sugar in a bowl and beat well for 2 minutes.

3. Add the hot milk and beat again. Add the thick yogurt and vanilla extract and beat again. Batter will look curdled.

4. Sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, clove powder, nutmeg powder and coffee powder. Fold gently.

5. Now add the drained fruits and nuts and fold it in.
6. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. 

7. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then remove from pan and cool completely.

And if you have left over fruit cakes, try these 

Eggless Christmas Cake

1. Like I mentioned before, soaking the fruits is optional.
2. If you don't have brown sugar, use regular white sugar. Brown sugar adds to the color.
3.Wait for 24 hours to slice the cake. The flavor deepens as the cake cools.
4. If you want to use caramel, add 1 or 2 tbsp of caramel. I have made this cake with caramel but you will have to bake a little longer due to the increased liquid content.

Until next time,
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  1. cake looks amazing..Nice step by step pics as well..

  2. Was expecting this post for eggless and got it:)that looks so good!

  3. Another spectacular cake to welcome Christmas with lots of love and happiness.

  4. Great, Eggless cakes is what I am always in hunt for.. Lovely presentation, and helpful step by step pictures...

  5. Lovely cake. Looks super delicious and soft.

  6. Eggless version looks equally good...merry Christmas

  7. delicious cake, looks so soft..

  8. Love this egg less version of fruit cake......delicious one..... :)

  9. Lovely cake...very tempting...merry christmas!!

  10. Replies
    1. No we use only dry fruits for this cake. Check out these two links for more details on what dry fruits to use.

  11. Lovely cake.....Can you please tell me that in the above recipe,one cup is equal to how many grams?

  12. Beulah, I tried out this cake for this Christmas with just one change - I used Atta (whole wheat flour) instead of all-purpose flour and it came out fantastic. Thank you very much :) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you so much Meenu for stopping by with the feedback! Wish you a very Happy New Year too!


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