Eggless Christmas Fruit cake

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Moist & soft easy egg less & alcohol free Christmas cake!! 



Ingredients :
All purpose flour ( Maida ) : 1 1/4  cup
Baking powder : 3/4 tsp
Baking soda : 3/4 tsp
Brown sugar : 3/4 cup
Plain yoghurt ( Dahi)  :  1/2 cup
Hot milk   : 1/4 cup
Orange juice : 3/4 cup ( I used fresh orange juice but store bought juice can be used)
                                     ( Apple juice can be used)
Butter : 1/2 cup ( I used salted Amul butter )
Black seedless raisins : 3/4 cup
Golden raisins : 3/4 cup
Chopped walnut : 1/2 cup
Chopped cashew : 1/4 cup ( optional )
Tuty fruity : 1/2 cup
Chopped Glazed cherries : 2 tsp
Orange zest : 1/2 tsp
Lemon zest : 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder : 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon powder : 1 small pinch
Clove powder : 1 small pinch ( 1 clove )  
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp

Soaking of fruits :
In a bowl take black raisins,golden raisins, walnuts, cashews, glazed cherries & tuty fruity. Any other dry fruits like apricot can be used. Add orange juice in the fruits & soak for 3-4 hours or if you have time then soak overnight.
Before starting to prepare cake drain the soaked fruits & keep aside.

Recipe :
1. Sieve maida, baking powder & baking soda in a bowl. Keep aside.
2. In another bowl take soften butter & brown sugar. Mix well with hand whisker till it becomes fluffy.
 Add yoghurt , hot milk & vanilla essence. Add cardamom powder, cinnamon & clove powder.   Again mix well. Mixture looks curdled. But does not  matter.  
3. Add maida mixture slowly & fold gently. Add orange & lemon zest.
4. Add soaked fruits, mix well. Add also orange juice after draining fruits.
5. Pour the batter in a greased mould & bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 30-35 minutes.
Enjoy this moist & soft cake which requires very less soaking time.


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