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Wine cake with step by step photos. This is an easy and delicious recipe to make a moist and soft eggless wine cake.

wine fruit cake

To make this egg-free wine cake, i have used red wine (cabernet sauvignon) to soak the dry fruits. I soaked the fruits in the red wine for about 14 days. You can soak the dry fruits for a day or a couple of days.

After baking the cake, wrap the cake once its cooled. If had straightway the wine flavor is a bit strong. If you keep the cake for 2 to 3 days, the flavors become subtle & mellowed.

The red wine cake is moist, soft and tastes too good for an eggless version. I made two cake bars and gifted one to my mom. I have loosely adapted this cake recipe from the Fruit cake made with rum, that I posted earlier.

This cake can be easily veganized. I have mentioned the substitutions in the recipe details below.

How to make Wine Cake

1: First chop the dates, almonds, cashews, walnuts, glazed cherries, candied orange peels, candied ginger.

dry fruits for wine fruit cake recipe

2: In a bowl or jar soak the chopped dry fruits in red wine. Cover & keep this bowl or jar in a cool dry place. For 3 days I kept the bowl out and then for the remaining days I kept in the fridge. Every alternate day shake the jar or stir the bowl.

soak dry fruits for making christmas wine fruit cake recipe

3: The soaked dry fruits on the 14th day.

soaked dry fruits for christmas wine fruit cake recipe

4: Sieve the all purpose flour/maida with salt, baking soda and baking powder. add cinnamon powder, grated nutmeg and instant coffee. Mix well.

ingredients for eggless christmas wine fruit cake recipe

5: Now add the soaked dry fruits, brown sugar, yogurt.

add dry fruits to wine fruit cake mixture

6: Add oil, milk and vanilla essence.

add milk vanila essence to wine fruit cake mixture

7: Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

preparing eggless wine fruit cake

8: Pour the batter in a greased or butter paper lined cake pan. I used two cake pans of 3.5 x 7.5 inches width.

eggless christmas wine fruit cake batter

9: Bake the cake in a preheated oven for 200 degree celsius for about an 50 mins to 1 hour. The timing may vary depending upon your oven.

bake eggless chrimtmas wine fruit cake

10: When the wine cake is still warm, remove it from the pan and cool on a wire rack. When the cake is completely cooled, wrap the cake in an aluminium foil or cling film and allow the cake to mature for 2-3 days before serving. i served the red wine cake after 3 days.

christmas wine fruit cake

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eggless christmas wine fruit cake recipe

Wine Cake (Eggless)

5 from 7 votes
An easy and delicious recipe to make a moist and soft eggless wine cake. Can be veganized easily.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

Cuisine World
Course: Desserts
Diet: Vegetarian
Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings 10 slices
Units

Ingredients

for soaking

  • 1 cup red wine
  • ½ cup seedless dates
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 5 to 6 glazed red cherries
  • 1 tablespoon tutti frutti
  • 1 tablespoon chopped candied orange peel
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup sultanas (optional)
  • 4 to 5 halved walnuts - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped candied ginger (optional)

other ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoon dark brown sugar or brown sugar
  • ¾ cup oil
  • 2 tablespoon curd dissolved in 1 tablespoon water (yogurt)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs - optional

Instructions

preparation to make wine cake

  • First chop the dates, almonds, cashews, walnuts, glazed cherries, candied orange peels, candied ginger.
  • In a bowl or jar soak the chopped nuts & dry fruits as well the tutti frutti, raisins and sultanas in red wine.
  • Cover & keep this bowl or jar in a cool dry place. For 3 days I kept the bowl out and then for the remaining days I kept in the fridge. Every alternate day shake the jar or stir the bowl.

making wine cake

  • Sieve the all-purpose flour (maida) with salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add cinnamon powder, grated nutmeg and instant coffee. Mix well.
  • Stir 1 tbsp water in 2 tbsp yogurt till smooth.
  • Now add the soaked nuts & dry fruits mixture, cacao nibs, brown sugar, yogurt+water mixture, oil, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Pour the batter in a greased or butter paper lined cake pan of 6 to 7 inches diameter.
  • Bake the eggless wine cake in a preheated oven for 200-degree celsius for about 50 mins to 1 hour or till a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  • Keep the cake in the middle rack with both the top and bottom heating elements of the oven on.
  • If the top of the cake gets to brown quickly, then cover the top with aluminium foil or butter paper.
  • When the red wine cake is still warm, remove the cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
  • When the cake is completely cooled, wrap the cake in an aluminium foil or cling film and allow the wine cake to mature for 2 to 3 days before serving.
  • The cake can be easily kept at room temperature for 2-3 days.

Notes

  • For vegan substitutions, use soy yogurt or cashew yogurt. Use soy milk, almond milk or cashew milk instead of dairy milk.
  • You can also use apple juice instead of wine and soak the dry fruit for a day or two in the apple juice.
  • Nutritional info is per one cake slice. 

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 290mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin B1 (Thiamine): 1mgVitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 1mgVitamin B3 (Niacin): 2mgVitamin B6: 1mgVitamin B12: 1µgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 1µgVitamin E: 8mgVitamin K: 2µgCalcium: 70mgVitamin B9 (Folate): 51µgIron: 2mgMagnesium: 38mgPhosphorus: 126mgZinc: 1mg

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