Monday, December 24, 2012

Dry Fruit Christmas Cake

Merry Christmas to all of you, hope you all had a blast on Christmas Eve. I was just busy backing cake and preparing dinner. Santa can come anytime so have to make everything ready.

I made one dry fruit Christmas cake. I hope Santa likes the cake but my home Santa (my husband) liked it a lot. For me Christmas has lots of memories, especially almost all 25th December most of our family members  used to arranged some get together or picnic. And my Maa used to prepare the Christmas Cake in an old cake oven.

Wish you all a warm Merry Christmas. Hope Santa brings lots of joy and happiness for all of us.

Preparation time:15 mints.
Cooking Time: 40 to 45 mints.


1.All-purpose flour: 2 cups.
2.Two Eggs.
3.One Cup Salted Butter.
4.One cup sugar.
5.Two tea spoon vanilla essence.
6.Half cup cream milk.
7.One tea spoon dark brown sugar.
8.Two tea spoon baking powder.
9.One tea spoon baking soda.
10.A pinch of mixed spices (clove. Cinnamon and Nutmeg).
11.Half tea spoon of lemon extract.
12.Half cup dry fruit (cashew nuts, raisin, walnut, dry cherries, dry cranberries).


In a bowl add the all-purpose flour, baking soda and baking powder and mix well.

Now in another bowl add the butter and sugar and mix well till the butter and sugar melt. Now add the brown sugar and mix well.

Now add eggs one at a time beat nicely. Now slowly add the flour mixture with the milk and vanilla essence. Mix well.

Now add all dry fruits and the spices powder. Mix well, finally add the lemon extract.

Pre heat the oven in 175 C. Now grease and flour one loaf pan and baked it for 40 to 45 mints. Check between with a tooth pick.

Enjoy your Christmas with my cake.

Tuti Fruti Cake

“Santa Clause is coming to town” so we have to get ready with cake and Milk. I know he likes cookies too which I made few days before only. Let’s bake some nice Fruit Cake. The idea of making this fruit cake got from my Friend Tanushri Dan. She is a fabulous cook.

This cake reminds me my school days. This one is very famous school tiffin cake. I think we all have some sweet memories with this fruit cake. Especially for picnics and all kind of trips this cake is must for all of us. I made two cakes and within just few hours my husband finished almost 80%. It’s not that tough to make all you need the color full dry fruit and other ingredients are easily available at home.


With a cup of coffee and a slice of fruit cake my before Christmas day is going to rock. Let’s cherish your childhood memories with my Tuti Fruti Cake.

Preparation time:15 mints.
Baking time: 40 to 45 mints.

1.One cup all-purpose flour.
2.One egg.
3.One cup granulated sugar.
4.One tea spoon baking powder.
5.Half tea spoon baking soda.
6.One table spoon pineapple essence.
7.Half cup Dry Tutti Fruti.
8.Half cup butter.
9. Half cup Milk.


Pre heat the oven into 175 C.

Mix all-purpose flour with baking soda and baking powder.

In a bowl mix the butter and sugar till the sugar mix completely with butter. Now add the egg and mix nicely.

In that bowl add the all-purpose flour slowly and mix nicely with the egg mixture. Now add the pineapple essence and the milk and beat for 2 mints.

Before adding the tutti frutti, toss them into little all- purpose flower and then slowly add them into the mixture. Now no need to beat more just once mixes them with the batter.

Take a loaf pan and grease them with little butter and sprinkle some flour into that. Now pour the batter into the pan and bake it for 40 to 45 mints or till the inserting of a tooth pick into the cake doesn’t come out with unbaked batter.

Make it cool down now slice it and enjoy with a cup of Tea or Coffee.