tutti frutti cake

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Tutti frutti cake recipe with step by step photos. It is a popular variety of cake in India. This tutti frutti cake recipe is made without eggs and has a soft, light and moist crumb. The recipe is also easy and even newbies in baking can make this tutti frutti cake easily.

tutti frutti cake recipe

To make this tutti frutti cake, I have used my Eggless vanilla cake recipe. i have updated the post with better pictures. The recipe was first posted in december 2013 and it was time I updated the old pictures with new ones.

I have been making this tutti frutti cake for many years now. initially I used to add ½ cup oil or melted butter in the recipe, but later I started reducing the amount of oil when making this cake. I felt that with even with ¼ cup oil or melted butter the cake gets a lovely light crumb and is moist. You can use both melted butter or oil in the recipe. I have made the cake with both oil and butter. Both give good results in the cake. If using oil, then use a neutral flavoured and neutral tasting oil like sunflower oil.

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 outside when I have to add them in recipes. Another cake recipe where you can add them is this Christmas fruit cake.

How to make tutti frutti cake

A) sifting dry ingredients:
1: take a sieve. Keep a mixing bowl below the sieve. In the sieve add 1.5 cups all purpose flour – about 187 to 190 grams all purpose flour.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

2. Then add 1 pinch salt, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon baking powder. If you do not have cinnamon powder, then you can skip it. Alternatively you can add ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

3. Sift all the dry ingredients.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

4. Now add ½ cup tutti frutti.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

5. With a spoon or spatula, just mix the tutti frutti with the flour so that they get coated with the flour. Keep aside.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

6. Grease a loaf pan with butter and oil and keep aside. You can even line the pan with butter paper or parchment paper. Also preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius for 15 minutes.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

Making sugar solution

7. In a bowl take ¾ cup sugar (160 grams sugar).

making tutti frutti cake recipe

8. Add ½ cup water.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

9. Begin to mix the sugar with water with a whisk or spoon.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

10. The entire sugar should dissolve before starting with the next step.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

11. After all of the sugar has dissolved, add ¼ cup melted butter or oil (60 ml). You can melt butter in a small pan or bowl and keep it ready.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

12. With a whisk mix very well.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

13. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or scrape half of a vanilla bean and add the tiny seeds in the solution. Here I have used vanilla bean. Mix again well. Keep this sugar solution aside.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

Making curd solution

14. In another bowl take 3 tablespoons fresh curd or yogurt.

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15. Add 1 tablespoon water.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

16. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar. You can use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar. I have used apple cider vinegar. You can also use 1 tablespoon lemon juice instead of vinegar.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

17. Mix very well.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

18. Now add ½ teaspoon baking soda.

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19. Stir and mix very well.

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20. You will see the solution frothing and bubbling.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

Making tutti frutti cake batter

21. Quickly add the sugar solution to the dry mixture.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

22. Immediately, add the bubbling curd solution also to the dry mixture.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

23. Be quick and begin to mix gently to a smooth batter with a wired whisk. Mix with light pressure from your hands on the whisk.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

24. Do not overdo the mixing. You can even fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Tiny lumps are fine in the batter

making tutti frutti cake recipe

25. Pour the tutti frutti cake batter in the greased or lined cake pan.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

26. Gently tap the cake pan on the kitchen table top once or twice.

making tutti frutti cake recipe

Baking tutti frutti cake

27. Place the cake pan in the oven.

tutti frutti cake recipe

28. Bake the cake at 180 degrees celsius in a preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or more or less if required. Baking time will vary depending on the temperature conditions in the oven and the size of the oven.

tutti frutti cake recipe

29. Check with a skewer or fork and it should come out clean.

tutti frutti cake recipe

30. Place the pan on a rack to cool down.

tutti frutti cake recipe

31. When the cake has completely cooled at room temperature, then using a butter knife loosen the edges of the cake. Invert the pan on a chopping board. Gently tap the bottom of the cake pan and remove the tutti frutti cake.

tutti frutti cake recipe
32. Slice the cake.

tutti frutti cake recipe

32. Serve tutti frutti cake slices plain or with some milk or tea or coffee. Remaining cake slices can be refrigerated and lightly warmed before serving.

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tutti frutti cake recipe

tutti frutti cake

4.69 from 48 votes
This is an easy recipe to make a soft, moist tutti frutti cake without eggs.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins

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

Servings 14 tutti frutti cake slices from 1 loaf
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Ingredients

for dry mixture

  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour - about 187 to 190 grams
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder - optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup tutti frutti - approx 80 grams of tutti frutti

for sugar solution

  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup organic unrefined cane sugar or regular sugar (160 grams) – add as required. * check notes
  • ¼ cup melted butter or neutral flavored oil, 60 ml
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla powder or half of a vanilla bean, scraped

for curd solution

  • 3 tablespoons fresh curd (yogurt or dahi) (dairy or vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

sifting dry ingredients

  • Take a sieve. Keep a mixing bowl below the sieve. In the sieve all purpose flour (maida), 1 pinch salt, cinnamon powder and baking powder. 
  • Sift all the dry ingredients.
  • Now add the tutti frutti.
  • Just mix the tutti frutti with the flour so that they get coated with the flour.
  • Grease a loaf pan with butter and oil and keep aside. You can even line the pan with butter paper or parchment paper. Also preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius for 15 minutes.

making sugar solution

  • In a bowl take ¾ cup sugar (160 grams sugar) and ½ cup water.
  • Mix the sugar with water till all the sugar granules are dissolved. 
  • After all of the sugar has dissolved, add melted butter or oil. You can melt butter in a small pan and keep it ready. with a whisk mix very well.
  • Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or scrape half of a vanilla bean and add the tiny seeds in the solution. Mix again well. Keep this sugar solution aside.

making curd solution

  • In another bowl take 3 tablespoons fresh curd or yogurt, 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon vinegar. 
  • You can use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar. I have used apple cider vinegar. You can also use 1 tablespoon lemon juice instead of vinegar. mix very well.
  • Now add ½ teaspoon baking soda. stir and mix very well.
  • You will see the solution frothing and bubbling.

making tutti frutti cake batter

  • Quickly add the sugar solution. 
  • Then immediately add the bubbling curd solution also. 
  • Mix gently to a smooth batter with light pressure from the hands on the whisk. Do not overdo the mixing. You can even fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Tiny lumps are fine in the batter. 
  • Pour the tutti frutti cake batter in the greased or lined cake pan.
  • Gently tap the cake pan on the kitchen table top once or twice.

baking tutti frutti cake

  • Place the cake pan in the oven.
  • Bake the cake at 180 degrees celsius in a pre heated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or more or less as required. Baking time will vary depending on the temperature conditions in the oven and the size of the oven.
  • Check with a skewer or fork and it should come out clean.
  • Place the pan on a rack to cool down.
  • When the tutti frutti cake has completely cooled at room temperature, then using a butter knife loosen the edges of the cake. Invert the pan on a chopping board. Gently tap the bottom of the cake pan and remove the cake.
  • Slice the cake.
  • Serve the eggless tutti frutti cake plain or with some milk or tea or coffee. Remaining cake can be refrigerated and lightly warmed before serving.

Notes

* to make the tutti frutti cake less sweet, you can add ½ or ⅔ cup of sugar if you prefer.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 49mgSugar: 15gVitamin A: 110IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 0.8mg

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  1. Hi..
    I do follow your recipes quite often. It comes out well. Thanks.
    I wanted to share something with u. In all your recipes, when I click the option of 2X OR 3X, the calculation of measurements do not change. Pls check. It’s an error.

    Thanks.

    1. Thanks Shilpa. On older mobile versions this issue is there. I also checked about this with the developer of the program but there is not much he can do about this. Even on my mobile I cannot see the measurements changing. I bring it up with him again.

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    1. You can use a vegan curd like almond curd (almond yogurt) or cashew curd (cashew yogurt). Another suggestion would be to take 3 tbsp almond milk or any vegan milk and add 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar in it. Mix and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then add the 1 tbsp water and ½ teaspoon baking soda. Mix very well and proceed with the recipe. I tested vegan versions of carrot cake but was not successful in having them a nice texture.

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