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Festive and flavorful do-it-yourself eggless fruit cake is bursting with cheerful vacation spices and scrumptious rum-soaked fruits and nuts. It’s a basic Christmas recipe that makes a lightweight, crumbly, and completely moist Christmas fruit cake that you just’ll like to take pleasure in and share all season. No eggs wanted!

eggless fruit cake placed on a white plate with a printed napkin at the side

About this recipe

Conventional Christmas fruit cake is a yummy deal with made by soaking dried fruits and nuts in rum or wine, and mixing with aromatic spices in a easy from-scratch batter.

To make my eggless model I take advantage of a mix of entire wheat flour (atta) and all-purpose flour (maida). This helps to create a splendidly tender and fluffy cake each time!

Though a lot of the alcohol will bake out of the cake, it’s straightforward to adapt this as an alcohol-free recipe in case you select. Substitute rum with Orange Juice or apple juice.

I soak the dry fruits and nuts in rum for three days at room temperature earlier than utilizing to bake. Nevertheless, if you would like you may soak in rum for as little as 12 hours or 24 hours, or for even so long as one full yr within the fridge.

Place the dried fruit and rum in an hermetic container with a safe lid. If soaking in apple juice or orange juice, then soak within the fridge for 1 to 2 days.

Listed here are two different Christmas truffles it is best to strive after you make this straightforward fruit cake recipe:

  1. Kerala Model Plum Cake (made with entire wheat flour, apple juice and caramel)
  2. Wine Cake (made with purple wine)

Fruit truffles take extra time to bake. The precise time will fluctuate from oven to oven, however it took my eggless fruit cake about 1 hour to bake at 180 levels Celsius (356 levels Fahrenheit).

I take advantage of my favourite dried fruits and nuts on this recipe, however be at liberty to substitute or add no matter you want to your Christmas cake!

a thick triangular slice of eggless fruit cake in a white plate

Step-by-Step Information

How you can Make Eggless Fruit Cake

Soaking dry fruits & nuts

1: In a big bowl mix ¼ cup of golden raisins, ¼ cup black raisins, ¼ cup cashews, 2 tablespoons of dried cherries, eight apricots and eight to 9 dates, and ¼ cup of cashews. Rinse them effectively and drain completely.

nuts and dried fruits in a steel bowl

2: Finely chop the whole lot with a knife, or use a meals processor to roughly chop.

finely chopped nuts and dried fruits on a chopping board

three: Switch the chopped dried fruits and nuts to a bowl.

nuts and dried fruits added in a bowl with a red rim

four. Now add ¼ cup of tutti frutti and ¼ cup chopped candied orange peel.

tutti frutti and candied orange peel added

5: Pour in a single cup of rum, wine, or apple juice.

rum being poured

6. Combine very effectively and let the dried fruits and nuts soak within the rum for at the least 12 hours, or for two to three days. You may maintain at room temperature for as much as three days.

If soaking in rum for greater than three days then switch to a sealed container and maintain within the fridge for as much as one yr. If soaking in apple or orange juice, then refrigerate for 1 to 2 days.

nuts and dried fruits mixed with the rum

7. Here’s what the combination will appear like after soaking for three days.

rum soaked dried fruits and nuts mixture after 3 days

Getting ready spice combine

eight: The spice mix on this fruit cake smells and tastes identical to the vacations. For this recipe it’s good to collect 2 inches of cinnamon, 2 inexperienced cardamoms, 2 all spice, ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg powder. You too can add 2 cloves for an additional festive enhance of taste.

whole spices on a black surface with their names listed

9: Add the spices in a spice grinder or a small grinder jar.

whole spices in a grinder

10: Grind the spices to a advantageous powder, and put aside.

spices ground

11. At this level you need to go forward and put together your Christmas cake pan. To take action grease a 7 to eight.5 inches spherical pan very effectively with a impartial oil. Since this can be a moist cake, you can too line the cake pan with butter paper or parchment paper.

Additionally preheat oven at 180 levels Celsius (356 levels Fahrenheit) for 20 minutes to get completely sizzling.

pan greased with oil

Sifting dry components

12: To make the batter, mix 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 cup of entire wheat flour in a sieve over a big bowl.

flours added in a sieve

13: Then add the bottom spice powder and 1 teaspoon of baking powder.

baking powder and ground spice mix added to the flours in the seive

14: Sift the components collectively into the bowl.

sifted dry ingredients in a steel bowl

Making fruit cake batter

15: Subsequent add the soaked dried fruits and nuts – together with the leftover rum – to the sifted dry components.

rum soaked dried fruits and nuts added to sifted flour

16: Add 1.5 cups of demerara sugar. You too can use powdered sugar, brown sugar, uncooked sugar, palm or coconut sugar – no matter you like!

demerara sugar added

17: Then add 1 cup of oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

oil being poured

18: Gently combine collectively the components till simply mixed, ensuring to not over-mix.

roughly mixed fruit cake batter

19: Subsequent, in the identical bowl during which dried fruits and nuts have been soaked, add 1 cup of soy milk. Be happy to make use of dairy milk – or almond milk, cashew milk, lite coconut milk, to make an eggless fruitcake that’s additionally vegan-friendly.

soy milk added in a bowl with the red rim

20: Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar) to the milk.

apple cider vinegar being added

21: Combine effectively. Don’t worry if the milk curdles a bit.

vinegar mixed with soy milk

22: Now sprinkle 1 teaspoon of baking soda everywhere in the milk.

baking soda being added

23: Stir gently. The combination will rise a bit.

baking soda mixed evenly with soy milk

24: Pour this milk combination into the fruit cake batter.

pouring milk mixture in the rough mix of fruit cake batter

25: Working shortly, use a spatula to mix the mixtures collectively.

combining the milk mixture into the batter with a green spatula

26: It ought to type a moist batter that’s clean aside from the lumps of dried fruits and nuts.

christmas fruit cake batter ready

27: Pour the eggless fruit cake batter into the greased pan.

eggless fruit cake batter poured in the prepared baking pan

28: Give the pan a mild shake and faucet to degree out the batter, utilizing a spatula if essential to even the highest of the cake.

eggless fruit cake batter spread evenly in the cake pan

29: As you do not need the batter to achieve the very prime of the pan, you would possibly want a second pan, like I used right here. That is like an additional mini cake so that you can take pleasure in!

another portion of the fruit cake batter in a smaller pan


30: Now bake the fruit cake in a preheated oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour, relying on oven dimension.

baking eggless fruit cake batter in the oven

31: The eggless fruit cake may have a ravishing golden brown colour. Check the doneness by inserting a toothpick into the middle – it ought to come out clear.

Permit the cake pan to chill fully on a wired rack or stand earlier than flipping the cake out onto a plate.


32: Wrap the fruit cake in a cling movie or retailer in an air-tight container at room temperature for three to four days.

The flavors mature over a time period and this eggless fruit cake tastes superb after some days. In case you keep in a heat local weather then maintain Christmas fruit cake within the fridge.

christmas cake baked well

Serving Strategies

33: As soon as cool to the contact, slice and serve the eggless fruit cake with a glass of dairy or plant-based milk, or a sizzling cup of cocoa. You too can serve the fruit cake as a candy snack.

eggless fruit cake recipe


Skilled Ideas

  • Baking: Keep in mind to preheat the oven for 20 minutes earlier than you bake. The baking time will fluctuate with the kind of oven, dimension and pans you utilize. Open the oven door after ¾ of the cake is baked. Opening it many instances might trigger the cake to sunk. If the highest of the cake browns shortly, then cowl the highest with a parchment paper or aluminium foil.
  • Milk and fat: I’ve used soy milk within the recipe. However you may sub it with almond milk, cashew milk, lite coconut milk or dairy milk. As an alternative of oil you should utilize butter.
  • Candied orange peels: Do add the candied peels (orange or lemon) as they actually add some bitter notes to the cake which is in any other case candy and that is what makes the Christmas fruit cake completely different from an everyday fruit cake. Candied ginger peels additionally style good.
  • Alcohol: The nuts & dry fruits combination will be soaked in apple juice, orange juice as a substitute of rum. You too can use equal proportions of rum and wine if you would like. For orange juice and apple juice maintain the bowl within the fridge. If saved outdoors even for a couple of hours in a heat local weather like that of India, the juices will get spoiled.
  • Flour: You can also make this eggless fruit cake totally with entire wheat flour (atta) or with all-purpose flour (maida).

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This eggless fruit cake is a lightweight, moist, crumbly christmas fruit cake. That is additionally an egg-free and vegan recipe of christmas fruit cake. 

Prep Time 1 d

Prepare dinner Time 1 hr 45 minutes

Complete Time 1 d 1 hr 45 minutes

Delicacies World

Course: Desserts

Weight-reduction plan: Vegan, Vegetarian

Problem Degree: Straightforward

Servings 1 kg fruit cake

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This eggless fruit cake recipe submit from the archives (December 2012) has been republished and up to date on 18 December 2020.

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