Eggless Christmas Cake

 

Ingredients

1 cup mix dry fruits (raisins, apricots, glace cherries and dry pine apple)
3/4 cup hot water
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil or melted butter
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup nuts chopped (cashew nuts, walnuts,pecans and almonds)
1 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg or powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder




Steps

1- Take a bowl put raisins, apricots, cranberries and pineapple after that add 3/4 cup hot water(boiled) and keep aside for cool.

2- When the mixture cools down, preheat the oven to 180 C for at least 15 mins.

3- Add the brown sugar, melted oil, orange juice, vanilla and vinegar to the fruit mixture, mix well.

4- In another mixing bowl, sieve 3 times flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg powder and soda.

5- Mix up the flour mixture in the fruit mixture on 4 batches.
Make sure the fruit mixture has cooled down before adding it to flour.

6- Mix gently with a spatula using cut and fold method

7- Add chopped nuts in the mixture, mix well but do not over mix.

8- Pour into a grease and dust pan. tap the pan on the kitchen counter 2 or 3 times.

9- Keep it in the oven and bake at 180 C for 35 to 40 mins or take a knife inserted comes out clean means cake is baked.

10Cool the cake in the pan for 10 mins after that transfer it to chopping board or plate and cut into slices or if you want you can garnish with cream or gel.

11- You can choose nuts and dry fruits according to your taste.

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