Fruit cake recipe with lots of mixed dry fruits and nuts and spices. No rum soaking part or egg in this recipe.I love fruit cake we get in bakeries, past two years, I have been buying fruit cake loaf in the local bakery available here and love it. We get different rich and dark plum cake in Indian bakeries. In TN, we get this plum cake without any rum in it. Still it will be rich, dark and so flavorful that will be so different from the fruit cake we get here. If I crack that, will sure post it. This is very close to it and really delicious and rich fruit cake with nuts. I wanted to bake Christmas cake for a long time, but never got guts to try as I had no straight forward simple recipe. Every year, I browse for recipes, but somehow drop the plan. This year too, I started browsing for Christmas fruit cake a month before but ended up trying this much late.
I got this recipe with just few simple ingredients, self raising flour, dry fruits soaked in just orange juice overnight. I loved the idea of soaking in orange juice just for night. Later noticed it had no sugar in it. But since I am trying for first time I thought I should try the proper recipe with sugar in it. So I adapted the recipe a little from here and here. So took those 3 recipes and baked to suit my taste and convenience. I replaced egg with curd. I was not sure how it would turn until it got baked and until I tasted. It was really good as I buy from here. Aj too loved it sans nuts. He asked me to bake this again for his birthday without nuts.
Soft, rich and flavourful buttery fruit cake. Perfect to make for Christmas or your kids evening snack /school snack box too.