Healthy Dry Fruits Cake

First of all Marry christmas to all my lovely readers! Baking bells already started ringing!! You would have started your preparations. Baking cookies and cakes and packing for your friends and guest. Treat your family and friends this festive season with this tasty and healthy dry fruits cake! There are no flour, no butter, no added sugar too…. its interesting na! Yummyy tooo..

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Back home, even though we dont celebrate christmas at home,when i was small kid,during christmas we get fruit cake from Rosy chechi (we call elders ‘chechi’ with respect in kerala),who used to help my mom in house hold and other things when we were small. Even then we can get so many varieties of cakes in market,we used to wait for her cake. And another chechi, philomina….she used to bring us her tasty biriyani, payasam and all, specially made for us on christmas day. Mom wont cook lunch on that day. Me and my bro used to go her home to see the decorated christmas tree, and beautiful decorative star lights. Now I miss all those.

Here they celebrate christmas on 7th of January as in Russia and holidays starts from 31st december for 10days. Even then, started decorating everywhere now itself. A feeling of festival started already.

Anyways, lets gets started!

Recipe adapted from http://www.thehealthychef.com

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Health Benefits :-

  • Dry fruits are loaded with micro nutrients, fiber and antioxidants.
  • It got optimal level of vitamins and minerals and are a natural solution for weight management.
  • Dry fruits like prunes, raisins,apricotes are essential to prevent anemia.
  • Prunes have natural laxative effect because of their fiber and sorbitol content in it.
  • Dates are rich in antioxidants, potassium,iron &fiber. It helps to reduce oxidative damage and also helps with labor in pregnant women.
  • Other benefits of dates are Here
  • Have dry fruits in moderation, excessive consumption leads to weight gain.

Ingredients :-

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  1. Egg  – 2
  2. Salt – a pinch
  3. Orange juice – 1/3 cup
  4. Orange zest -1/2 tea spoon
  5. Vanilla extract -1/2 tea spoon
  6. Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tea spoon
  7. Nutmeg powder – a pinch
  8. Oil – 3 table spoon
  9. Ground almond – 1 cup
  10. Chopped walnut -50g
  11. Dried fruits of your choice – 300g (dates,raisins,fig,prune,appricot etc)

Direction :-

  1. Preheat your oven at 160 ° C. Prepare baking tin of about 6-7″ diameter by lining parchment paper.(I used silicon mold,which doesnt need to grease or use parchment paper)
  2. Beat egg with pinch of salt using hand beater or stand mixer for 4 to 5 mins untill it is pale yellow.
  3. Then add orange juice, and zest with vannilla extract and beat for another 1 minute.
  4. Now add cinnamon and nutmeg powder together with oil and walnut, mix with your spatula.
  5. Then add ground almond and mix really well.
  6. Its time to add dry fruits mix (cut into big chunks or if it is small one put as it is) to the prepare batter and mix really well with spatula.
  7. Now pour the batter to the prepared baking tin and bake for 1 hour or untill skewer comes out clean. Then Cool it on wire rack.
  8. Serve this healthy dry fruits cakes as it is or with a scoop of ice cream or with some vanilla custard.
  9. Enjoy with your loved ones 🙂

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Tips & Tricks :-

  • You can grind the almonds at home in food processor or use store bought one.
  • This cake can be stored in refrigerator for couple of weeks.

 

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi there,

    Oh, I simply adore great pictures of food! This looks so tasty.

    Here’s a Christmas freebie for you:

    The link below takes you to a short article, which shows how you can easily obtain your gift. (but…if you’re suspicious that’s there’s no such thing as a free gift and don’t want to go clicking onto links, you can check it out the other way through my blog, by typing “light-bites for your heart” on the Reader page. It is the most recent blog entitled ‘A Christmas Present For You All’.)

    I hope you like it and can have some fun with it. Best wishes for a fantastic Christmas.

    http://lovingmyfather.com/2015/12/09/a-christmas-present-for-you-all/

    Sharon

    By the way, I can’t wait to try out this recipe. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. nadishaf says:

      Thank you so much sharon 🙂 …. do try and lemme kno how you enjoyed!
      Thanks alot for ur gift too…i will check it out 😊
      Have a fabulous and fantastic christmas to you and family too 😊

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  2. fondufondue says:

    This looks so good!!! I can’t believe it is wheat/rice/oat free! Very exciting to find a recipe just naturally using only nuts, fruits, and spices. I hope you check out my blog, I’m all about healthy food recipes… That’s the reason why I got so excited seeing this recipe, my blog is based around being allergic to grains!
    http://fondufondue.com/

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    1. nadishaf says:

      Thank u dear…. its yummy too!! Do try and lemme kno the result!
      Visited ur blog and felt interesting! Keep going and come back again!!

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  3. fondufondue says:

    I’m sure it is delicious! Thank you, and I definitely will come back! Have any other wheat, rice, oat free recipes by chance?😃 Working on some combos over at my blog, and I appreciate the follow!

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    1. nadishaf says:

      Sure i am waiting for your new post!

      You may like my chocolate coated dates walnut balls!!…which is grains free….here is a link for your quick access..
      https://nadiskitchen.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/chocolate-coated-dates-walnut-balls/?preview=true

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  4. weebluemixer says:

    This fruit cake looks great and I love finding out about the history or story behind recipes and food. Looking forward to giving this one a go, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. nadishaf says:

      You are welcome 😊 and thank you so much for your lovely comment!
      Would love to hear from you how it turned out, if you tried it ☺
      See you again….happy cooking!

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