It`s a special day.We couple celebrating 7th wedding anniversary today.This year I baked fruit cake and it`s one of my favorite too.Fruit cakes are very rich in taste and to make it more healthy I added honey,olive oil and it`s egg free.First time I used rum in this fruit cake and it`s just delectable and amazing in taste..After chocolate cake and carrot cake I gave choice to dates cake..Now fruit cake also joined in my list...Hehehee..let`s see..which one is going to take place the 5th one...!!!
Coming to the cake recipe,this was the one of the cake recipe which gave a lots of pain to me.I mean headache.Spent almost half of the day for a perfect fruit cake recipe and that too I want to make it healthy.After reading in wiki about rum added fruit cake,I was so curious to try and almost I used all types of dry fruits and nuts which bought specially for fruit cake.But the amount of soaked whole nuts is high and minimum 2 cups are better to use for medium size cake.I kept remaining soaked nuts box in refrigerator.Very hardly and honestly I worked out for this cake and each and every measuring is given exactly how I used...But after all,hard work and sincere always gives a best result like which I got in this cake form.Adding honey and oil in this cake is the unique point which attracts you all..I bet you never goes for another version if once you tried this.Try next time when your kitchen loads with full of nuts and tell me about the result..
CATEGORY-CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE/EGG LESS CAKES
SOAKING TIME-2 DAYSPREPARATION TIME- 30 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF SOAKING DRY FRUITS AND NUTS IN RUM
Total mixed chopped dry fruits and nuts-5 cups
I used cashews,almonds,black raisins,brazil nuts,walnuts,tutti frutti,golden raisins,dried prunes.(other nuts)
Actually the exact measurements are,
tutti frutti is -100 grams
other nuts -2 cups
dried chopped figs-100 grams
black raisins-100 grams
dried chopped figs-100 grams
canned cherries without syrup-10
So,after measuring total - 5 cups of dry fruits and nuts
I soaked totally 3 days.Used 2 cups of nuts and refrigerated remaining in box.
WHAT YOU NEED
Wheat flour-2 cups
full cream milk-1 cup
honey-1 1/2 cup
olive oil-1 cup
baking powder-2 tsp
baking soda-1/2 tsp
vanilla essence-1 tsp
cinnamon powder-1/2 tbsp
rum soaked dry fruits and nuts-2 cups
MAKE A FINE POWDER
HOW TO MAKE
Take a big bowl add milk,oil,honey,vanilla.Mix once.Make a fine powder of cinnamon and cloves.
To this add wheat flour,baking powder,soda,cinnamon powder.combine well..
Fold in soaked fruits and mix every thing well..
Take a cake pan and apply oil and dust it flour in all sides.It`s very Important.other wise cake and nuts sticks to pan.
Preheat oven at 180 degree C.Place cake tin and bake for 60-80 minutes.(may be 1 hour 15 minutes)
Check with tooth pick and turn off.other wise bake for 5-10 minutes more.
Then cool it on wire rack and slice n serve..