Simple, Quick and Easy Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe in a detailed video format. This best ever Christmas cake is eggless, has no booze and is made with whole wheat flour. This makes it kid friendly too. Learn how to make a simple Christmas Plum Cake which is not only easy to make but also very quick Christmas cake recipe.
My timeline on Facebook is flooded with people posting their month long soaked boozy dry fruit pics in preparation for the Christmas Fruit Cake they are going to make. But frankly, I want an easy Christmas cake recipe, which I don’t have to do so much preparation for. After experimenting with two to three recipes, I have come up with this very easy and quick Christmas plum cake recipe which is healthier too.
This is an eggless, whole wheat recipe without any booze. I went with a version without booze for a simple reason that all three of us, including my 3 year old, can enjoy this treat, guilt free for days together (yes, this cake lasts for a long time). This is a very kid friendly christmas fruit cake recipe.
This Christmas cake is moist, fruity, aromatic and an absolute delight to eat. It’s a heavy cake, so a small slice of this and you are full for a couple of hours! I wait for Christmas, just to bake this cake and I know you will too, once you try this recipe. Don’t forget to check the Christmas Linzer Cookies! I have another smashing egg based lemon cake recipe which is a family favorite too.
Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe Video | Quick & Easy Christmas Plum Cake
Simple, Quick and Easy Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe Video. This best ever Christmas plum cake is kid friendly, whole wheat eggless recipe without any booze.
For Spice Mix*
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
- 1/4 tsp Clove powder optional
- 1/2 tsp Ginger powder optional
For Christmas Fruit Cake
- 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 3/4 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1.25 cups Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 100 gms Butter
- 1 Orange pureed (with pulp, without seeds)
- 1 cup Fresh Orange Juice
- 1/2 cup Curd
- 1/4 cup Milk Hot
- 1 3/4 cups Dry Fruits*
Make the spice mix by mixing cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, clove powder (if using) and ginger powder (if using). Keep aside.
For soaking the dry fruits*, chop the dry fruits into small pieces. I have used a mix of almonds, cashews, walnuts, plums, apricots, cranberries, dates, black raisins, ginger candy. I have used 65% dry fruits and 35% nuts.
Soak all the dry fruits with 1 cup orange juice, half of spice mix and 1/2 tsp orange zest. If the orange juice is very sour, add 1-2 tbsp of sugar. Keep the bowl away for soaking for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl, flour, baking powder, baking soda and half of spice mix. Keep aside.
In a bowl, whisk together butter and sugar till soft and fluffy. Now add curd, hot milk, vanilla essence and orange zest. Whisk again till nicely mixed.
Now add the dry ingredients in two parts and mix through.
Add thick orange juice from one orange at this stage and whisk again.
Sieve the soaked dry fruits to remove the juice. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of flour over the soaked dry fruits so they don't sink at the bottom while baking.
Mix these dry fruits with the cake batter using cut and fold method. Once mixed properly, transfer to a greased cake tin (I used a 7 inch cake tin) and bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degree C for about 40 to 50 minutes.
If you feel that the cake is getting darker at the top and has still not baked, then cover the top with an aluminium foil to prevent the skin from burning.