EGGLESS WHEAT CHOCO FRUIT CAKE RECIPE :
I have used 200ml measuring cup set for measuring the ingredients.
Wheat flour= 1 ½ cups
Corn flour= 1tbsp
Cocoa powder = 2tsp
Baking powder= 1 ¼ tsp
Baking soda= ½ tsp
Cinnamon powder = ¼ tsp
Pinch of nutmeg ,cloves powder .
Pinch of mixed spices or garam masala powder.
Pinch of salt.
Powdered sugar= ¾ cup
Oil = ½ cup
Melted butter = 1 tbsp
Milk = ¾ cup
Curd/yogurt= ¼ cup
White vinegar/apple cider vinegar = 1tbsp
Vanilla essence = 1tsp
Orange juice = ¾ cup
Dry fruits to soak in orange juice:
Black raisins + golden raisins= ¾ cup
Chopped Dates + apricot +figs +glazed cherries = ¾ cup
Tutti fruity = ¼ cup
Chopped cashews + almonds = ¼ cup
Orange rind = ½ tbsp
Ginger chips/powder = ½ tsp
Kindly make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.
In a mixing bowl pour orange juice and stir in dryfruits with orange and ginger chips mix well and leave it to soak for 3 to 4 hours. ( strain the dryfuits if there is juice left before mixing it with batter)
Preheat the oven @ 165degrees. Grease and dust with flour a 9 inches round cake tin and keep it aside. Sieve wheat flour + corn flour + cocoa powder +baking powder +baking soda+ salt + cinnamon powder +nutmeg cloves powder + mixed spices 4 to 5 times from a little height . In a mixing bowl add curd + milk +powdered sugar and beat with hand mixer for 2 minutes. To this add melted butter + oil+ vinegar + vanilla essence and just mix donot over mix. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches and just mix with balloon whisk or spatula to make a smooth batter , donot over mix. Now add the soaked dryfruits mixture to this batter and just mix. Pour it in the prepared cake tin and place few cashew nuts on the top and bake it for 35 to 40 minutes /skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool completely and slice it.
HEALTHY EATING, HEALTHY LIVING, HAPPY BAKING.