Monday 21 December 2015

Dryfruits Tea Time Cake

My husband is an ardent fan of dry fruits cake, obviously my pantry will always have dry fruits and nuts. One of his favourite cake is fruits loaded cake, this cake ressembles almost like pound cake, though less egg is used. This recipe calls for butter eventhough you can replace it very well with any cooking oil. Actually i do this cake quite often by replacing half of the quantity of butter with oil. You doesnt need to soak the fruits overnite or in warm syrup, just add directly to the cake batter and bake it.However i couldnt stop myself adding some freshly squeezed orange juice and orange zest to the cake butter. This cake is quite simple to prepare, but trust me if you love loads of dry fruits in your cake then this cake is for you.

Dry fruits tea time cake, Fruits tea cake

Am running baking marathon with few food bloggers, we are running successfully thrice a week since three weeks. This year's baking marathon asks for 13 baked goodies and we are almost towards the end of this marathon, yes we have four more posts to do. Am enjoying thoroughly this bake -a-thon eventhough  my days are quite busy with xmas shopping and baking. However baking makes me happy and its quite a stress burster for me.Sending to Kid's delight - Party food hosted by Priya, event by Srivalli.

Dry fruits cake, teatime cake

1+1/2cup All purpose flour
1cup Sugar
2nos Eggs
1cup Dried fruits (cherries,raisins,tutti frutti,golden sultanas,apricots)
1/2cup Butter
1/2cup Orange juice
1tsp Orange zest
1tsp Vanilla essence
1/4tsp Salt
1tsp Baking powder
1/4tsp Baking soda

In a bowl,sieve the flour,baking powder, baking soda with salt and keep aside..

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Beat together the butter and sugar until they turn creamy, add the eggs one by one,beat well and add the vanilla essence, slowly,mix well.

Finally add the orange juice, orange zest and beat well.

Mix a tablespoon of flour to the fruits and keep aside,this helps the fruits not to sink to the bottom of the mould while baking.

Dry fruits tea time cake

Now add the fruits and flour to the already prepared sugar-egg mixture,mix with a spatula,dont over mix, grease a loaf pan and pour the mixture into the pan..

Bake for 35-40minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

Let the cake gets cool completely and slice as per ur need and enjoy with a cup of tea.


Sowmya :) said...

My husband too loves dry fruits in the cake forever buying and using them in cakes. This looks delicious. Bookmarked!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious looking cake,wish to have a slice..

cookingwithsapana said...

Tea time cake looks so soft and delicious.

Chef Mireille said...

i love fruits in cake also - perfect tea cake

MySpicyKitchen said...

Lovely cake and am sirenian tasted wonderful with all those dry fruits , orange juice and zest.

Pavani said...

Yummy tea cake Priya. It must have tasted amazing with the orange flavor.

Srivalli said...

Wow Priya you got me drooling over your tea cake..I love love tea cakes..