Christmas Cake – Eggless


Christmas Cake - Eggless

The texture and flavour of this cake is unbeatable when compared to any other fruit cakes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 10 people


  • 12 oz Self raising flour 360 gm, Maida
  • 4 oz Butter 120 g, softened
  • 8 oz Soft Brown Sugar 225 g
  • 3/4 cup Water/orange juice 175 ml
  • 1 tsp Soda bi carbonate 5 ml
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder 2 ml
  • 2 1/2 cups Mixed dried fruits raisins,sultanas, currants, cherries,dried peel, ginger
  • 4oz Apricots 115gm)(chopped, ready to eat
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 1 tsp Mixed spice ground
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder Karugapatta
  • 1/2 tsp Clove powder Grambu
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg grated
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup Black Grape juice 125 ml
  • 2 tbsp Orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp Black treacle
  • 2 tbsp Ginger powder optional
  • 1 no Orange rind grated
  • 1 no Lemon rind grated
  • 4 tbsp Brandy/rum


  • Set the oven temperature to 150 C. Grease an 8 inch round cake pan. Line base and sides with nonstick baking paper or greased paper.
  • Place the dried fruits,apricots, butter, brown sugar and water /orange juice in a medium wide saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame and stir in treacle, marmalade and walnuts chopped grated rind of orange and lemon.
  • Cool a little bit longer till the fruit mixture is lukewarm. Add the soda and baking powder. The mixture will fizz, so stir well.
  • Sift the flour, ginger powder and all the mixed spices. Then fold using a metal spoon lightly and evenly into the mixture.
  • Add grape juice and vanilla essence and mix gently.(Do not over mix as it makes the cake heavy and close textured).
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake pan and level the top. Make a small depression in the centre so that the cake rises evenly during baking.
  • Bake in the oven at 150C for 11/2 to 2 hours. :- The cake is done, when a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. The cake begins to shrink away from the side of the pan.
  • Cool completely in the pan.If any steam remains it will cause mould.
  • Turn out the cake and remove the greased paper. Prick the back of the cake with a skewer . Pour over brandy or rum and wrap the cake in aluminium foil or grease proof paper. :- Allow the cake to mature for a few weeks before using. :- Egg less Christmas Cake is ready!!! :- Egg less Christmas Cake keeps well for 2 months!!
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