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January 23, 2008

QUICK COCOA FRUIT CAKE

I have been thinking of baking a fruit cake for ages, but somehow all the recipes of those gorgeous fruit cakes are so lengthy maybe really great for once in year kind of Christmas baking but what if you want a delicious fruit cake in a jiffy, this is exactly that kind of of Cake and the best part is that it keeps fresh for several weeks!

quick cocoa fruit cake

                                                   Quick Cocoa Fruit Cake

Ingredients-

  • Flour, sifted-1 1/2 cups
  • Sugar- 1 cup
  • Cocoa- 3 tbsp.
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp.
  • Egg- 1, well beaten
  • Soda- 1 tsp.
  • Butter(melted) / Refined oil- 5 tbsp.
  • Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
  • Milk- 3/4 cup
  • Vinegar- 1 tbsp.
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed fruit, dredged with flour

Method-

Take a large bowl and add all the ingredients, and mix together very well for 10 minutes.Preheat oven to 180 deg.C and bake for 45 mins. in a well greased and lined pan.

Cover immediately after removing from oven so that the cake remains soft, store in an airtight box.

This recipe yields one large cake, we really enjoyed it with Fruit Ice-Cream!.

                 quick cocoa fruit cake

This cake goes for my event-the theme for this month is Cakes and muffins .

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13 comments :

Asha January 23, 2008 at 11:00 PM  

Looks beautiful, who wouldn't want to receive that for a gift!:)

Happy cook January 24, 2008 at 12:37 AM  

Yummy cake
I have posted a recipe for your event today.
I will send you the mail tommorow

Superchef January 24, 2008 at 4:26 AM  

oohh...i was soo looking for a quick fruit cake recipe!! this looks delicious..

Aparna January 24, 2008 at 12:31 PM  

Looks like chocolate is still your favourite thing!

Sagari January 24, 2008 at 8:56 PM  

bindya cake looks so rich nice recipe

Shella January 24, 2008 at 10:32 PM  

Hey dearie...that's an awesome cake. Do you think I could avoid the coconut n still get the same results?? I have a quickbread (sweet tea bread)made n clicked. Will you allow me to send that to your event??

Rachel January 25, 2008 at 3:20 PM  

fruit cake in a jiffy..wow..what does vinegar do in a cake..pardon my ignorance....

bindiya January 25, 2008 at 7:39 PM  

Shella- Yes you can definitely avoid the coconut and still get awesome results, and yesss! do send in that teabread to me!!

bindiya January 25, 2008 at 7:41 PM  

Rachel- I think it has some acidic reaction with the soda, which can make the cake rise similiar to an egg,in fact you can omit the egg in this recipe too just add a tbsp. extra of milk.

Cynthia January 25, 2008 at 10:39 PM  

I love the way you have presented this cake dearest, what a great gift!

Johanna February 2, 2008 at 6:33 AM  

this cake looks delicious - I love the idea of making fruit cake without all the palaver - and chocolate improves everything - have got this on my to do pile as one easy way to use up some dried fruit left over from Christmas - thanks

tq ,  February 3, 2008 at 5:58 AM  

hi! i was wondering if is there a certain order to mix the ingredients in? thanks!

Nima January 12, 2009 at 4:20 PM  

Hi Bindiya,
I was looking for a quick fruit cake recipe, found yours, baked it without the coconut and the vinegar, and the result was yummy and appreciated by all in my family. Thank you.

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