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December 31, 2014

Microwave Fruit Cake | Eggless Microwave Plum cake recipe in 3 Minutes

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Eggless microwave fruit cake

I wish all my friends and readers merry Christmas and a very happy New year. I should have posted this eggless, microwave fruit cake recipe without alcohol/ rum before Christmas. But I couldn't do it as I was busy with some personal work. Better late than never. Here is an easy microwave plum cake/ dry fruit cake recipe that can be prepared under 3 minutes for you all. Try this cake for your kids as evening snacks or for this New year and have a great celebration. 

I tried this eggless microwave plum cake 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 and awesome plum 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 eggless cooker cake recipe to get some idea.  Lets see how to make this easy, yummy, eggless,  no butter, no condensed milk, alcohol free microwave fruit cake recipe in 3 minutes at home easily !

Also check out my Christmas fruit cake recipe using convection oven and my eggless Christmas fruit cake recipe in a pressure cooker !

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

For 1 cup = 240 ml
  • All purpose flour/ Maida - 1 cup
  • Sugar or brown sugar - 1/2 cup ( 100 gms )
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Curd - 1 tbsp ( semi solid,fresh)
  • Cooking soda /baking 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

  • 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 you 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 bowl 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 you 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 you 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 !

  • 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. Have a fantastic year ahead !!

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Unknown said...

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

esther said...

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

Chitra said...

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

Chitra said...

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 :)

Unknown said...

Happy new year dear..this looks so yum

Sona said...

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

Chitra said...

Thank u sona.U can use Honey :)

Chitra said...

Thanks dear :) wish u the same :)

Unknown said...

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

Laxmipriya said...

super quick cake.. perfect.. :)

Chitra said...

Thank u Sowmya :) Happy New year dear :)

Chitra said...

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

Sundari Nathan said...

Lovely cake!! like the quick microwave version!!

Home Cooked food said...

Lovely cake

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done Happy New Year to you and family

Vimitha Durai said...

Cake looks so nice. Happy new year dear

Divs said...

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

Suja Ram said...

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

Chitra said...

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

nandoos kitchen said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Minu said...

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.

Chitra said...

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

Anonymous said...

can we omit vanilla essense

Chitra said...

Yes u can omit.

Unknown said...

Hi Chitra,

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

Chitra said...

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.

Pooja Tewari said...

Can omit orange zest?

Chitra said...

Yes u can.

vidhya said...

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?

Chitra said...

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.