Eggless Healthy Dry Fruits & Nuts Cake

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Recipe Baked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

During the December holiday season, I truly wanted to bake a healthy fruit cake for my cuties. As we are vegetarians, I wanted a recipe without any egg in it. And we are teetotal (non-alcoholic) as well.

I had explored various recipes across the web. Most of them had eggs or alcohol or both 🙁  Moreover most of the recipes that I saw needed soaking of fruits which I wished to avoid and give a try.

Hence, with all these in mind I came up with an eggless, whole wheat flour, butter free cake that has the raw brown sugar and is highly filled with dry fruits and nuts. I used ripen bananas instead of eggs.

The dry fruits that I used in the cake are apricots, green raisins, sultanas, mixed raisins and prunes. Nuts I added are almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts. To give up more protein boost I felt why not some seeds into the cake . Hence, added sunflower seeds too… 🙂

At last here comes my cake ..I do not know if my version is called a plum cake or not. But its a real healthy cake for sure and delicious too!!!

Update: Last sunday, I made a cake with the same recipe but I used normal Chapati/Atta flour. Cake camoe out as perfect as its in the pics above.

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips which I mentioned at the end.

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eggless dry fruits cake
Eggless Healthy Dry Fruits & Nuts Cake

Ingredients:

  • Bananas (ripe) – 6 medium size
  • Oil – ½ cup
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Dry fruits – ½ cup
  • Nuts –  ½ cup
  • Seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Whole Wheat flour – 1½ cups
  • Brown sugar – 1 cup
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 teaspoon

Special Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Brown sugar

Procedure:

  • Peel the bananas and in a large mixing bowl mash them up into paste.

    6 ripen bananas peeled
    6 ripen bananas peeled
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Ripen Banana mash
  • Next , add the oil , vanilla essence and brown sugar to it.
  • In the same bowl sieve in the whole wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda .
  • Now, gently fold everything with a spatula until dry and wet ingredients blend well.
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Chopped Dry Fruits and Nuts along with seeds
  • Add the half of the chopped nuts , half of the dry fruits and a few seeds.
  • Save the remaining nuts, dry fruits and seeds for topping  & decoration.
  • Again, give a gentle mix .
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Dry fruits, nuts,seeds added to cake mix 
  • Line in the cake tin or loaf tin with parchment paper after applying the tin with a few drops of oil.
  • Fill half of the cake mix in the tin.
  • Top up with around half of remaining dry fruits, nuts and seeds on the cake mix.
  • Empty the rest of the cake mix on to the cake tin. 
  • Then, top up this layer with remaining nuts and dry fruits.
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Cake mix into the tin with toppings
  • Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  • Place the cake tin in the pre-heated oven.
  • Bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Continue Baking until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Then, take the tin off the oven and let it cool on a cooling rack.

Tips:

  • The flour which I used is Whole Wheat flour which is used for making breads.
  • Update: Last sunday, I made a cake with the same recipe but I used normal Chapati/Atta flour. Cake camoe out as perfect as its in the pics above.
  • Do not overmix the flour and other ingredients.
  • Using brown sugar and whole wheat flour brings the perfect brown colour to the cake.
  • You can add any oil like vegetable oil or sunflower oil. I have used sunflower oil.
  • Select the dry fruits and nuts and seeds of your choice.

Result:

  • The colour of the cake is dusky and had rough texture to look.
  • It is very soft from inside, nutty and crunchy in texture.
  • The cake was all fruity and nutty to look at.
  • As I added loads of dry fruits, nuts and seeds in every layer of the batter, every bite of the cake had the nutty taste as well as fruity flavour.
  • It’s certainly packed with all necessary ingredients for health benefits.

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    Final Output! Eggless Healthy Dry Fruits & Nuts Cake !!

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19 comments

    1. Thanks a lot, Surabhi! 🙂 Just now, I did attach the pic of the bananas I have used for this cake. Have a look. Hope that helps. Do let me know how it turned out when u have tried.

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