Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe | Whole Wheat Jaggery Plum Cake

Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe | Whole Wheat Jaggery Plum Cake

Eggless fruit cake recipe using whole wheat and jaggery with step by step preparations & photos. This is the special cake make for the Christmas eve. In our native place in Tamilnadu, we call it as ‘plum cake‘.We will distribute this fruit cake to neighbors and friends to share the Christmas joy and happiness.

whole wheat christmas fruit cake recipe

The traditional fruit cake is done with lots of nuts and dry fruits soaked in alcohol for several weeks but this is an alcohol-free easy eggless fruit cake. I have the another version of alcohol-free easy fruit cake with eggs, whole wheat, and jaggery. There is no waiting time to make that easy fruit cake as there are no fruits soaking process. Though this eggless fruit cake needs soaking process to make the cake, it can be done on the same day itself.

whole wheat jaggery christmas fruit cake recipe

Yummy, soft and spongy eggless fruit cake prepared using whole wheat and jaggery for a healthier version. Apple juice and orange juice used to soak the dry fruits and nuts, instead of using alcohol, for 5 hours. I did caramelized jaggery syrup for making this fruit cake. My hubby and my kids loved to eat the fruitcake very much.

jaggery eggless fruit cake recipe step by step preparation

Let’s have a look at how to make the easy eggless fruit cake using whole wheat and jaggery at home. Hope you like this recipe and please share your comments how it works out for you.

Check out more cakes whole wheat & jaggery recipes too.

Wishing you all happy and successful New Year ahead!!!. 🙂

Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe | Wheat Jaggery Fruit Cake

eggless whole wheat jaggery fruit cake step by step photos

Eggless Fruit Cake Ingredients

For soaking

Dates / Pericham Pazham – 1 Cup (Roughly Chopped)
Raisins / Thiratchai – 1 Cup
Cashews / Munthiri Paruppu – 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
Almonds / Badam – 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
Dry Ginger Powder / Chukku Podi – 1 tsp
Cloves Powder / Kirambu Podi – 1/2 tsp
Cardamom Powder / Elakkai Podi – 1 tsp
Nutmeg Powder / Jaathikkai Podi – 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon Powder / Pattai Podi – 1/2 tsp
Apple Juice – 1 Cup
Orange Juice – 1 Cup

Dry Ingredients

Whole Wheat Flour / Godhumai Maavu – 1 3/4 Cup
Baking Soda / Samayal Soda – 1 tsp
Baking Powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Sea Salt – 1/4 tsp

Wet Ingredients

Butter / Vennai – 1/2 Cup Room Temperature
Warm Milk – 1/3 Cup
Coconut Oil / Thengai Ennai – 1/3 Cup

For Caramel Jaggery Syrup

Powdered Jaggery / Vellam – 1 1/4 Cup ( adjust to your taste)
Water – 1/2 Cup

How to prepare jaggery whole wheat eggless fruit cake with step by step pictures.

For soaking process

1. Firstly, take all the dry fruits and nuts in a big bowl.

eggless fruit cake recipe ingredients

2. Put all the spices (cardamom, dry ginger powder, cloves, nutmeg powder, cinnamon) into the fruits mixture.

eggless fruit cake spices

3. Pour 1 cup of orange juice into the fruits mixture.

christmas fruit cake recipe with orange cake

4. Pour 1 cup of apple juice into the mixture.

christmas fruit cake recipe using apple juice

5. Combine well together and let them soak for 5 hours.

eggless fruit cake - soaking process

6. Secondly, take 2 – 9 inch cake pan and dust with butter and place parchment papers in the pan and set aside.

eggless fruit cake for christmas recipe

7. Sieve all the dry ingredients of whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt in a big bowl and set aside.

whole wheat christmas fruit cake ingredients

eggless fruit cake step by step preparation

How to make caramelized jaggery

7. For caramel jaggery syrup, take 1 1/4 cup of powdered jaggery in a wide thick bottom pan.You can reduce the sweet level. Heat it on low flame.

jaggery fruit cake recipe - caramelized jaggery process

8. Do not stir it. Just leave as it is. Now it is started melting.

how to prepare jaggery fruit cake recipe with step by step preparation

9. It is completely melted now. I just waited for the color of jaggery until reached dark brown color on very low flame. Do not increase the flame it may be burnt at the bottom. It will affect the cake taste and flavor. Switch off the stove after reaching the perfect color.

jaggery christmas fruit cake caramel process step by step process

10. Remove the pan from the stove. Add 1/2 cup of water into the pan. Stay away from the pan while you pouring water as it may splutter a lot.

christmas jaggery fruit cake caramel process

11. Stir it well without any lumps and filter the caramel jaggery syrup to remove impurities from the jaggery using a metal strainer.

how to prepare jaggery caramel for christmas fruit cake

12. the caramelized jaggery syrup is ready now.

caramelized jaggery for fruit cake step by step preparation

Eggless fruit cake batter preparation process

13. Pre-heat the oven at 180°C/350°F for 10 minutes or as per your oven required preheating temperature.

Now, take 1/2 cup of butter (room temperature) in a bowl.

fruit cake with butter

14. Using a hand/stand mixture beat the butter until it is well creamed like below.

butter fruit cake christmas special preparation

15. Now, add half of the dry ingredients that we have already prepared into the creamed butter.Mix it thoroughly.

christmas fruit cake eggless with wheat flour

16. Then add half of the caramelized jaggery into the mixture. Mix it well.

step by step preparation of jaggery wheat eggless fruit cake

17. Repeat the process alternately mixing dry ingredients and caramelized jaggery into the mixture and mix it gently.

eggless wheat jaggery christmas fruit cake recipe batter preparation

18. Add coconut oil

christmas eggless fruit cake with coconut oil

19. Add warm milk into the mixture. Mix well together.

eggless jaggery fruit cake with milk step by step methods

20. Now, add soaked dry fruits and nuts into the batter.

christmas fruit cake dry fruits ingredients

21. Fold it gently until well combined.

eggless wheat jaggery christmas fruit cake batter

22. Finally, pour the fruit cake batter into the 2 9 inch cake pan evenly. Bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes or until the skewer inserted from the center of the cake comes out clean.For me, it took 40 minutes to bake. Each oven may vary so keep checking on it.

eggless whole wheat fruit cake batter

23. Let it sit in the cake pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to the cooling rack and allow it to cool down completely.

easy eggless fruit cake cool down

24. The yummy and delicious whole wheat jaggery eggless fruit cake is ready to serve now. Enjoy with your loved ones.

easy christmas fruit cake with wheat and jaggery recipe

How to prepare caramelized jaggery eggless fruit cake with step by step images – printable form

Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe | Whole Wheat Jaggery Fruit Cake

Eggless Fruit Cake Recipe | Whole Wheat Jaggery Fruit Cake

Ingredients

    1 Cup = 240 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml)
    For soaking
  • Dates / Pericham Pazham - 1 Cup (Roughly Chopped)
  • Raisins / Thiratchai - 1 Cup
  • Cashews / Munthiri Paruppu - 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
  • Almonds / Badam - 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
  • Dry Ginger Powder / Chukku Podi - 1 tsp
  • Cloves Powder / Kirambu Podi - 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom Powder / Elakkai Podi - 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg Powder / Jaathikkai Podi - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon Powder / Pattai Podi - 1/2 tsp
  • Apple Juice - 1 Cup
  • Orange Juice - 1 Cup
    Dry Ingredients
  • Whole Wheat Flour / Godhumai Maavu - 1 3/4 Cup
  • Baking Soda / Samayal Soda - 1 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Sea Salt - 1/4 tsp
    Wet Ingredients
  • Butter / Vennai - 3/4 Cup Room Temperature
  • Warm Milk - 1/2 Cup
  • Coconut Oil / Thengai Ennai - 1/2 Cup
    For Caramel Jaggery Syrup
  • Powdered Jaggery / Vellam - 1 1/4 Cup ( adjust to your taste)
  • Water - 1/2 Cup

Instructions

    For soaking
  1. Firstly, take all the dry fruits and nuts in a big bowl.
  2. Put all the spices (cardamom, dry ginger powder, cloves, nutmeg powder, cinnamon) into the fruits mixture.
  3. Pour 1 cup of apple juice into the fruits mixture.
  4. Pour 1 cup of orange juice into the mixture.
  5. Combine well together and let them soak for 5 hours.
  6. Secondly, sieve all the dry ingredients of whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt in a big bowl and set aside.
    For Caramel Jaggery Syrup
  1. Thirdly, take 11/4 cup of powdered jaggery in a wide thick bottom pan. Heat it on low flame.
  2. Do not stir it. Just leave as it is. Wait until it is melted completely without any disturbing. I just waited for the color of jaggery until reached dark brown color on very low flame. Do not increase the flame it may be burnt at the bottom. It will affect the cake taste and flavor. Switch off the stove after reaching the perfect caramelized jaggery color.
  3. Remove the pan from the stove. Add 1/2 cup of water into the pan. Stay away from the pan while you pouring water as it may splutter a lot.
  4. Stir it well without any lumps and filter it to remove impurities from the jaggery using a metal strainer. Keep it aside.
  5. Pre-heat the oven at 180°C/350°F for 10 minutes or as per your oven required preheating temperature.
  6. Now, take 3/4 cup of butter (room temperature) in a bowl.
  7. Using a hand/stand mixture beat the butter until it is well creamed.
  8. Now, add half of the dry ingredients that we have already prepared into the butter.Mix it thoroughly.
  9. Then add half of the caramelized jaggery into the mixture. Mix it well.
  10. Repeat the process alternately mixing dry ingredients and caramelized jaggery into the mixture and mix it gently.
  11. Add coconut oil
  12. Add warm milk into the mixture. Mix well together.
  13. Now, add soaked dry fruits and nuts into the batter and fold it gently until well combined.
  14. Finally, pour the fruit cake batter into the 2 9 inch cake pan. Bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes or until the skewer inserted from the center of the cake comes out clean.For me, it took 40 minutes to bake. Each oven may vary so keep checking on it.
  15. Let it sit in the cake pan for 10 minutes, then remove it to the cooling rack and allow it cool completely.
  16. The yummy and delicious whole wheat jaggery eggless fruit cake is ready to serve now. Enjoy with your loved ones.



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