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December 31, 2014

Microwave Fruit Cake/Eggless Plum cake recipe in 3 Minutes-Microwave Recipes

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Eggless microwave fruit cake

I wish all my friends and readers merry Christmas and a very happy New year,2016 Party.I should have posted this cake recipe before Christmas.But i couldn't do it as i was busy with some personal workWorried.Better late than never,here is this easy microwave plum cake/ dry fruit cake recipe for you all.Try this cake for your kids as evening snacks or for this New year 2016 and have a great celebration Dancing.I tried this recipe from “The Hindu” Christmas special recipes edition.I made some changes in the actual recipe to make it more soft n flavourful.It came out really spongy and crumbly as well.I tried this cake twice with and without cocoa powder too.Both came out well but i liked the one without cocoa powder.Its a very easy n awesome cake recipe that can be made in 3 minutes using a microwave.It can also be done in pressure cooker i guess.Please check this link for my cooker cake recipe to get some idea.Also check out my Christmas fruit cake recipe using convection mode if interested ! Lets see how to make this easy,yummy,eggless,no butter,no condensed milk microwave fruit cake recipe in 3 minutes at home easily !

Microwave plum cake

Microwave plum cake recipe/Fruit cake


Microwave plum cake recipe/Fruit cake Microwave plum cake/Fruit cake recipe for Christmas !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cakes
Serves: 10 pieces
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 3 Minutes
Total time: 13 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
For 1 cup = 250 ml
  • Maida - 1 cup
  • Sugar or brown sugar - 1/2 cup ( 100 gms )
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Curd - 1 tbsp ( semi solid,fresh)
  • Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil - 1/4 cup / 60 ml
  • Lion dates syrup - 4 tbsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup/125 ml + (2 tbsp extra,only if needed)
  • All spice powder OR powdered cinnamon,cloves & nutmeg – 1/2 tsp
  • Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp (optional)
  • **Finely chopped dry fruits n nuts - 1/3 cup (add more if u wish)
  • Orange zest - 1 tbsp
** I used cashews,badam,pista,walnut,plum,cherries,tutti frutti,raisins
METHOD

  • Heat 1/2 cup ie 125 ml of water in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute.Put the finely chopped nuts & dry fruits in water and let it soak for 10 minutes.
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  • In the mean time,sieve maida,cocoa powder,baking soda,baking powder and set aside.
  • To the soaked dry fruits mixture,add sugar,oil,curd,vanilla essence,orange zest and lion dates syrup.Mix well till sugar dissolves.
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  • To this, add the sieved maida mixture & all spice powder .Fold it well in one direction.Cake batter would be slightly thick but pourable.If u feel the mixture is very thick,add 1 –2 tbsp of warm water to it and mix well.
  • Grease a microwave safe bowl with oil generously and pour half of the cake batter till half of the bowl.Cake will rise till the rim.So you should bake in two batches.
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  • Microwave in high power for 2-3 minutes ( mine is 800w.It took 3 minutes ).Please keep an eye after 2 minutes based on the power of your microwave.If u over bake it,cake will burn or the sides will be dry n chewy.Please be careful.
  • Remove the bowl after 2 minutes & insert the back of spoon.If the spoon comes out clean or with little crumbs,cake is done.If u see the uncooked batter in the spoon,keep it for another 30 seconds and test it again.If not done,keep it for 30 seconds more.Cook till your cake is done.Remove the cake from microwave as soon as its done and keep it outside for 5 minutes.Run a knife all through the sides and loosen it.Invert it in a bowl.Cake will come out easily.Some of the portion might be sticking to the bowl.But that’s fine.Serve hot if u like or keep the cake completely covered and set aside for an hour.It tastes the best when served after 1-2 hours as the cake needs some standing time for all the flavour to infuse well.But don’t keep the cake open.It will dry soon.
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  • If u want to make the cake without cocoa powder,do refer the pics below.U will get some idea.Also check out the cake batter consistency which is missing in cocoa version.
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  • No need to refrigerate the cake.You can keep it outside for 2 days but keep it covered else cake will become dry.( I always store my cake covered with a lid inside the oven after it cools down because that is the safe place to avoid ants)

Enjoy !
Note

  • This cake takes maximum of 3 minutes to cook in microwave 800w power.So keep an eye after 2 minutes if yours is more than 800w.
  • Over baking makes the cake hard n chewy.Take care.
  • This cake remains soft even for two days if properly covered and stored.Else the outer layer will turn dry.
  • Adding cocoa powder is optional.U can skip it and use the other ingredients as given above.No need to reduce the quantity of water or oil.



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Try this easy microwave cake recipe for New year,2015.Have a fantastic year ahead !!
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31 comments :

  1. Wow super chitra ,plum cake in 3mins can't believe but looks well baked.

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    1. Thank u Swathi :) Try n let me know ur feedback :)

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  2. Wonderful chitra...Can we bake it in OTG also. Wish u a very happy New year.

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    1. Hi esther, U can bake in convection mode too.But timing will vary. May be for 20 minutes or more in 180 c preheated oven. Let me know if u try.Thanks :)

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  3. Happy new year dear..this looks so yum

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  4. That's a lovely fruit cake in 3 minutes. I liked the one with cocoa. Any substitute for dates syrup?

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  5. that is super perfect for the holiday season!!! so quick and so tempting...

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    1. Thanks a lot Laxmi Priya, Happy new year dear :)

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  7. Lovely cake!! like the quick microwave version!!

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  8. deliciously done Happy New Year to you and family

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  9. Cake looks so nice. Happy new year dear

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  10. Happy new year! cake looks wonderful and very cute. love the presentation. :)

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  11. Cake looks fantastic. Really excited to try this Chithra as its so so quick.

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  12. Thank u friends😀wish u all a very happy new year !

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  13. yummm... perfect post dear. Happy new year!

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  14. Yummy...the photographs are a treat for the eye....

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  15. thank you Chitra, I ws looking for a MW recipe eggless n without condensed milk... God Sent..It came out well in microwave as well as OTG keep going :-)..your instructions are clear , easy... stress free !!! :-D.

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    1. Thanks a lot Minu.Your feedback made my day :)

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  16. Hi Chitra,

    Love the cake!!! just wanted to check is using curd necessary? can this not be done without curd?

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    1. Skipping curd may reduce softness.But you can give a try by adding 1/2 tbsp more oil instead of curd.I hope it will work.

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  17. Hi chitra.. Can I make dry fruits sugar mixture in stove top and just bake in microwave?do I have to add potatoes in this case?

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    1. Hi Vidhya, yes you can make the mixture in stovetop. No need of potatoes, just mix the dry flour mixtue and bake it. I hope it will work. Please update your feedback if you try it.

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