festival cooking / vegetarian

Eggless Christmas cake

Here I am clearing up all the cuttings I had collected over years, and I came across an eggless christmas cake that I learnt at the Nestle’s cooling club. It has been quite a favorite with me.

Preparation time 30-40 mnts.

Baking time 1 hr.


  • Milkmaid sweetened condensed milk              1tin
  • Butter                                                      100gm
  • Sugar                                                       ½ cup
  • Water                                                       ½ cup
  • Maida                                                      2 cups
  • Baking powder                                         1tsp
  • Soda bicarbonate                                     tsp.
  • Cinnamon powder                                   ½ tsp.
  • Nutmeg powder                                                ½ tsp.
  • Dried fruits chopped                                       1 ½ cup
  • Aerated soda                                            150ml.


  • Preheat the oven to 180oC
  • Grease an 8”square cake tin with ½ tsp butter.
  • Heat sugar in a pan till it melts and becomes brown. Add warm water to make caramel syrup and keep aside.
  • Mix tbsp. Maida to chopped fruits to the fruits with flour and keep aside.
  • Soften butter in a pan
  • Beat in milkmaid
  • Fold the sifted Maida with milkmaid, butter mixture alternating with aerated soda and caramel syrup until all are over.
  • Add the chopped dry fruits; fold into the mix carefully with minimum movement.
  • Pour the batter into the greased cake tin and bake for at 180o for an hour or till the cake is done.
  • Remove from the oven, cool for a while loosen the sides of cake using knife if necessary turnout over a wire rack/plate lined with cloth and cool slightly before cutting into pieces.

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