Eggless Healthy Dry Fruits & Nuts Cake

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 came out as perfect as its in the pic below.

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

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  • 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

Step wise pics Procedure for ‘Eggless healthy dry fruits cake’:

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

    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.

    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 .

    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.
  • 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. Done!!

To make cupcakes:

  • You can use the same cake batter / mix to make cup cakes.
  • Layer the cupcake moulds with cupcake papers.
  • Just pour the batter up to half of the level of the cupcake moulds.
  • Place the cupcake tin in the pre-heated oven. Bake for 20-22 mins. 
  • Continue Baking until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Then, take the tin off the oven and let it cool on a cooling rack. Done!!


  • 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 came out as perfect as its in the pics above.
  • Do not over mix 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.


  • 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.

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

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    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.

    1. Thank you for your interest! 🙂 I made it on sunday, sliced and kept in cake tin at room temp, at a cold place. Was Fine upto 3 days. Hope this helps.

  1. Praveena I tried this receipe and my cake came out very well. it tastes good too. and I can confidently serve it all my family as it is healthy

  2. I tried this recipe and my cake came out very well. The way we use dry fruits in this cake make the cake more delicious

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