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November 26, 2014

Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake Recipe-Basic Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe

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Eggless tutti frutti cake recipe without condensed milk. Baking would be a fun & breeze if you have the perfect recipe in hand. Its so easy and most probably with just 2 steps.You don’t have to look for any consistencies like sweets. Even a beginner can make it without hassles. 

Though I know this very well, I bake once in a blue moon thinking about all the high calorie stuffs like maida, butter, sugar, condensed milk etc. If you are a controlled eater, you don’t have to worry about all these things. But in my family, no body knows what is controlled eating. Even If you give us a loaf of cake or bread, it would vanish within no time. We can’t resist our temptation to eat if it is a deep fried snack or cake. So to satisfy our cravings, I make one minute microwave cake recipes ( Refer side bar) very often in which the quantity of consumption would be greatly reduced. And When I plan to bake a conventional cake, I make sure to exclude at least one or the other ingredient from the above said ones. I always watch out for cake and cookies recipes that uses cooking oil and curd than butter and condensed milk.

 Being a vegetarian it should be eggless too. As Christmas is around the corner, I wanted to share some yummy eggless, butterless cake recipes in my blog. Last year this time, I posted eggless vanilla cake recipe using fresh cream. It took one year for me to post yet another delicious,eggless basic vanilla sponge cake recipe.To make this cake interesting, I’ve used tutti frutti  & nuts here. Recently I bought a loaf pan to try whole wheat bread. 

I baked this cake in that pan. You can try this in a round, square or heart shaped pans too. Its one of the best eggless cake recipes I have ever baked & I adopted this recipe from here & hereThis recipe was a super duper hit among my friends and family. Its one of the best tea time cake recipes and you can keep this cake as a base for making birthday and anniversary cakes too. It tastes even more rich and tasty if you decorate this cake with icing !! 

Try this yummy tutti frutti cake for this Christmas and share your feedback with me. I am waiting!. Check out my eggless pressure cooker cake recipe too. 

You can refer this post, follow the same procedure and make this cake in pressure cooker too. I hope it comes out well. Lets see how to make this eggless vanilla sponge cake recipe with tutti frutti.


Eggless tutti frutti cake

Eggless tutti frutti cake Eggless tutti frutti cake using basic vanilla sponge cake recipe - The best sponge cake ever !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Baking
Serves: 12
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 40 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes

1 cup = 200 ml
For sponge cake batter
  • All purpose flour - 1.5 cups
  • Fresh Curd - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 1.25 tsp
  • Cooking soda/Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/2 cup (I used saffola oil,use any odourless oil)
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Fine sugar or powdered sugar - 3/4 to 1 cup ( I used 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • Salt - A pinch
For tutti frutti mixture
  • Tutti frutti - 1/2 cup( add more based on ur taste)
  • Raisins - 1 tbsp ( optional)
  • Cashew nuts - 5 nos ( chopped finely)
  • Maida – 1tsp
For greasing the pan
  • Cooking oil – 2tsp
  • Maida – 2 tsp OR Butter paper/Parchment paper

  • First take the baking pan and grease with oil all over the bottom and sides till the rim of pan completely. Then sprinkle maida and rotate the pan. Maida should coat the pan in all the sides. If you don’t want to do this step, just line the pan with butter paper or parchment sheet. Make sure you cut the butter paper in proper size before lining the pan.
  • In a bowl, take the tutti fruit, nuts and raisins. Add 1tsp of maida and mix it well. This step is to avoid sinking of tutti frutti in the bottom of pan.
Tutti frutti cake recipe 1
  • In a big bowl, take the curd( my curd was slightly watery. I used nandini packet curd) and beat it with a whisk. Do not beat it vigorously. Just mix till it becomes smooth. To this curd, add baking powder and baking soda. Mix it slowly & gently. As you mix, you will see bubbles rising from it. Stop mixing and keep the bowl aside for 5 minutes. In the mean time, sieve the maida, a pinch of salt once or twice in a bowl and keep it ready.
Tutti frutti cake recipe 2
  • Now if you check the curd mixture, it would have risen well with foamy texture. Add the fine sugar or powdered sugar to it. Mix it with the whisk gently. Do not beat it. Just do it such that the bubbles should not subside. After mixing the sugar, add the vanilla essence and oil. Mix it slowly and nicely. The mixture should not lose its air particles. So be gentle.
Tutti frutti cake recipe 3
  • Add half of the sieved maida and fold it gently. Again add the remaining half and mix well. Lastly add the tutti frutti mix and fold it. Make sure there are no lumps formed. Batter should be of dropping consistency and not too thick. Transfer it to the cake pan and pat the pan well for uniform distribution.
Tutti frutti cake recipe 4
Tutti frutti cake recipe 5
  • Preheat the oven in convection mode for 10 minutes in 180c. Keep the cake pan and bake it for 35-40 minutes at 180c in convection mode. Remove the cake just 5 to 10 minutes before completion  and brush it with milk. This gives a golden crust . Keep an eye after 30 minutes and check with a skewer.If it comes out clean with little crumbs, your cake is done. Else keep it for another 5 minutes. Mine took exactly 42 minutes. It may vary slightly. After the cake is done, remove and let it cool. Run a knife all through the sides of pan and invert the cake in a plate. It will come off easily. Slice it and serve with coffee/tea or enjoy as it is !
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  • This cake doesn’t come out white in color. It would be slightly yellowish in color.
  • Do not over bake the cake than the mentioned time. Keep an eye after 25 minutes. Brushing with milk is very important to get golden colored crust on top.
  • Adding cashews and raisins is completely optional. Tutti frutti alone gives you great taste to this cake. 
  • You can also make this cake plain without adding nuts & dry fruits and enjoy. For variations, you can add orange zest or lemon zest in the batter to make orange & lemon sponge cakes.
  • To make this as chocolate cake, add a tbsp of cocoa powder to the batter and mix well.
  • This cake stays good for 2 days without refrigeration.


Try this yummy tutti frutti cake for this Christmas and enjoy !!

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Unknown said...

Looks Yummy

Ranjanis Kitchen said...

so spongy it looks..

Rafeeda AR said...

I make eggless this way and always comes out well... the tutti frutti looks so good..

Fullscoops said...

Cake looks fantastic!

Selva's Kitchen said...

Nice explanation ...Chitra
Going to try it soon

Unknown said...

wat a coincidence,.. i too did dates cake yday. will soon share it.

this looks awesome wil try fr sure..

Sooriya said...

Amazing cake!

Sundari Nathan said...

Looks very tempting!! This is my fav since childhood!! A must try :)

Laxmipriya said...

kids wd love it for sure.. love the clicks.. :)

esther said...

Cake came out clean. Fantastic chitra...

Chitra said...

Thanks Esther.Thank u friends :)

Sona said...

Cake looks so soft and spongy.. Nice clicks..

Unknown said...

Too gud

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing Chitra! I love this tuitty fruity cake!


sonali dash said...

I tried your recipe and it just came out perfect. Thanks for sharing this wonderful eggless recipe :)

Chitra said...

Thank u so much Sonali :) I am glad it turned out well for you :)

Unknown said...

All purpose flour is wheat flour na.pls tel

Chitra said...

No,all purpose flour is maida.

esther said...

Hi chitra tried ur cake yesterday. But I hv done a mistake. Instead of putting the baking soda into the curd I hv sieved it with maida. Still the cake was yummy..Thnk u for the recipe.

Chitra said...

Thanks a lot esther :) I am glad to see ur feedback :)

Unknown said...

Hi,can you tell the receipe for spicy bread or bun

Chitra said...

Hello,I have not posted these recipes.I will try to share it soon.

swetha hn said...

Hi chitra mine came out very well.... Thanks

swetha hn said...

Hi chitra cake came out very well ...thanks :)

Chitra said...

Thank u Swetha 😀

Unknown said...

Hi chitra it's luk yummyywill u plz tel me d sizesize ofof tray

Chitra said...

Hi Radhika
sorry i don't remember the size. I bought the starting size may be 5 inch as my oven is small.

Sri said...

Hi Chitra

I have always baked this in oven and it turned so great. How can I bake this same cake in microwave? What settings?

Chitra said...

Hi i haven't tried it in microwave. So not sure abt timings.please refer my microwave plum cake to get some idea :) thanks

Unknown said...

Hi I have tried your recipe. It was awesome in taste but it come out too moist. what was wrong i have done ?

Chitra said...

If soda or curd goes high it may happen.If the batter is slightly watery it can try baking for one or two minutes more next time.Thanks :)

Unknown said...

Hi just wanted to knw when exactly we have to brush it wid milk to get the golden crust??

Unknown said...

Hi just wanted to know when exactly we have to brush it wid milk to get the golden crust??

Chitra said...

Hi, Its mentioned in the recipe. Apply milk 5-10 minutes before you finish baking i.e at the end :)

भावना सिंघल said...

Hi chitra,I tried this recipe..its taste gud but in between some moisture like rawness is thr and some heaviness also means not fluff properly.b due to curd..plz tell what reasons may more thing that after applying milk at last..should I have to bake it again for 5 10 mins.kindly reply

Chitra said...

Just try baking for another 5 minutes. Yes we should bake for 5 minutes to get golden crust after applying milk.

Unknown said...

Hi just wanted to know with what can I replace curd

Chitra said...

Sorry, I have not tried other options.

PadmaPriya said...

Hi mam recipes are awesome . I am trying regularly all your recipes . Mam first time I m going to try this tutti fruit cake recipe . I don't have oven . To make in pressure cooker how long I have to keep mam

Chitra said...

Hi, thanks for trying my recipes. For this cake, bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Keep an eye after 20 minutes. Check with toothpick, if it's not cooked after 30 minutes, bake for another 5 to 10 minutes. It depends on the vessel you use.

PadmaPriya said...

Thank you very much