eggless tutti frutti cake – another of those favorite christmas cake recipes which is made without eggs and is moist, soft and light.
to make this tutti frutti cake, i have used my eggless vanilla cake recipe. everything is same, except that i have used oil instead of butter and added tutti frutti.
i baked the cake in the night and had decided to take pics during the day. however, half of the cake was over in the night itself. so just managed to take day pics with a few slices.
tutti frutti is one ingredient that i use, which has artificial colors. i don’t have the time and energy to make these candied raw papaya pieces which we call as tutti frutti, at home. so i buy from out when i add them in fruit bread or in christmas fruit cake.
i plan to add some more easy cake recipes if time permits for me, to try and test them in my kitchen.
eggless tutti frutti cake recipe below:
- 1.5 cups all purpose flour (maida)
- 5 to 6 tablespoon tutti frutti - approx 100 grams of tutti frutti
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder (dalchini powder)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup oil
- ¾ cup organic unrefined cane sugar Or regular sugar – add as required. * check notes
- 3 tablespoon yogurt (curd or dahi) + 1 tablespoon water (dairy or vegan)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla powder or half of a vanilla bean, scraped
first sift the all purposed flour (maida) with the baking powder, cinnamon powder and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl or pan. then add tutti frutti.
just keep everything ready as you have to be quick enough to mix the batter.
preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. grease a 6 or 7 inches pan with butter or oil.
you can also line the pan with butter paper and then grease the butter paper with oil or butter.
then mix sugar with oil in a measuring cup or bowl and keep aside.
now in a measuring cup or in a small bowl, whisk the 3 tbsp yogurt + 1 tbsp water till smooth.
add 1 tbsp vinegar. then add the baking soda and stir.
pour the oil+sugar mixture, the frothing yogurt+vinegar+baking soda and ½ cup water into the sieved flour.
add vanilla extract. be quick enough to fold and make a lump free and smooth batter.
don’t over do the folding. pour the batter in the greased baking pan.
shake and tap the sides of the pan so that air bubbles are released.
place the pan in the preheated oven in the center rack.
keep the heating in both the bottom and top elements of the oven on.
bake at 180 degrees C for 40-45 minutes or more or less till a tooth pick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
if the tutti frutti cake browns too quickly on the top, then cover the top with an aluminium foil or butter paper.
once done let the eggless tutti frutti stand at room temperature for 7-8 minutes.
then with the help of oven mitts, gently remove the cake on a wired tray or rack.
once the cake cools, slice and serve the tutti frutti cake slices with tea or coffee.
* to make the tutti frutti cake less sweet, you can add ½ or 2/3 cup of sugar if you prefer.
step by step eggless tutti frutti cake recipe:
1: first sift the flour with salt, baking powder and cinnamon powder. add the tutti frutti.
2: just mix the tutti frutti with the flour so that they get coated with the flour.
3: then mix sugar with oil in a measuring cup or bowl and keep aside.
4: in another measuring cup or bowl, first whip yogurt with water till smooth. then add vinegar and baking soda. stir.
5: pour all the wet ingredients in the dry ingredients – frothing yogurt+vinegar+baking soda mixture, sugar+oil mixture and water. fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients till smooth.
6: pour the batter in a greased or lined cake pan. my calculation of the chosen pan went wrong. thankfully the cake batter did not spill while baking. but did become a bit crusty while baking. so i suggest to use a 6 or 7 inches diameter round cake pan.
7: bake at 180 degrees C in a pre heated oven for 40-45 mins or more or less if required. depends on the temperature conditions in the oven.
8: when lightly hot or warm, remove the tutti frutti cake from the pan and let it cool on a rack. serve the eggless tutti frutti cake once cooled, plain or with some tea or coffee.