Wednesday 23 December 2015

Easy Fruit Cake / Easy Christmas Cake (No soaking, No alcohol cake) - 350th Post

 May all the sweet magic of Christmas conspire 
to gladden your heart and fill every desire
Wishing all my readers and friends a Happy Christmas

This is a perfect cake for those who are in last minute preparation; a perfect alternative for traditional fruit cake / plum cake.  Though this cake doesn't require prior soaking of dry fruits in alcohol, it tastes delicious!  An easy to prepare cake, even for beginners!

This recipe is adapted from joy of baking.

This fruit cake is not only for this season, but makes a best tea time snack. Try out this quick and easy to prepare cake that is suitable for all special occasions!

All purpose flour - 1½ cups
Brown sugar - 1 cup
Egg - 2
Unsalted butter - ¼ cup
Raisins - 2 cups
Tutti frutti - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Orange juice - ¼ cup (optional)
Orange zest - 1 tsp(optional)
Dry ginger powder - 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Clove powder - ½ tsp
Nutmeg powder - ½ tsp
Salt - ½ tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Water - 1 cup (240 ml)


Take a bowl add water, butter, spices and raisins. Allow to boil for just five minutes; not more than that.

Remove from the flame and allow to cool till it is lukewarm.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 deg C; also prepare your 8" loaf tin (grease with butter / oil and dust it with all purpose flour) and keep aside.

Then add in beaten eggs, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla essence; mix well.

Next add all purpose flour, baking soda, salt and tuitti frutti.   Stir well.

Pour the batter into the greased loaf tin and bake on preheated oven at 180 deg C for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a cake comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Once it is cooled completely, remove loaf cake from the pan to Slice and Serve.


You can also add chopped nuts along with tuitty fruitti.

You can also add dates; in that case reduce the raisin or tuitti frutti quantity to half.

I baked in disposable paper pan, to give it as edible Christmas gift to my friend; try it out.


  1. lovely loaf of cake...merry christmas

  2. Honestly, I've never baked fruit cake. So, thanks for the recipe. Hopefully should get my hands on next week.

  3. Cake looks delicious.... Lovely clicks too :)

  4. I like your simple and easy to make fruit cake. Lovely.

  5. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this yummilicious recipe!



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