Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Egg-less Fruit Cake

I have never tried an eggless fruit cake before and last weekend I stumbled upon this recipe from an old magazine. I love fruit cake but I hate the idea of having to either steam it for hours or bake it for 2 hrs 8-<>

vegan_fruitcake

This cake uses quite alot of condensed milk so the top and sides tend to brown fast. Ensure that you check the doneness using a satay stick or skewer. This is a very moist cake, if you don't like it too moist, you may want to add a little bit more of the flour.

For the mixed fruit, you may want to add a little bit more as I don't find it enough for a rather big cake.

Ingredients
150g butter
200g mixed fruit
2 tbsps sugar
500ml condensed milk (original was 515ml)
250ml water (original was 1/2 can of 515ml)
230g self raising flour, sifted
(original uses 230g flour, 1 tsp baking powder,1 tsp sodium bicarbonate,sifted together)

Method
1. Combine all the ingredients except flour and cook for 10-15minutes or until the mixed fruits are plumped over low heat, stirring occasionally
2. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature then stir in sifted flour
3. Preheat oven to 160c
4. Pour mixture into a lined, greased 20cm baking tin and allow to stand for 15 minutes
5. Bake for 45 min to 1 hour or till skewer comes out clean

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I will try this receipe.
I do not like the cake to be too moist, u mentioned to add more flour. Can i add less condensed milk instead? Any idea?

I agree, the mixed fruits shuld be 350g, or more.
Thanks!
-Sherin
sheenhari@hotmail.com

Zurynee said...

Hi Sherin,

You can reduce the milk slightly or maybe dilute it a little bit with water to make up the required amount.

Zu

Anonymous said...

hi! nice blog!

but i'd like to point out that vegan diet does not include milk. so this recipe shouldnt be considered as vegan. You can classify it as vegetarian.

AMRITA said...

hi zu

Does this taste like traditional christmas fruit cake?

Anonymous said...

Hi Zu,

Can i steam this cake? How many mins?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

can i put rasins only?

pls reply me through email: eileentan_21@yahoo.com.sg

Thanks alot.

Eileen