Christmas seems to be incomplete without a classic Christmas Vegan Fruit Cake. Festivals are all about making memories and indulging in something sweet and delicious. If you’re going vegan, there’s no better way to do that than with some delicious vegan fruit cake.
Vegan fruit cake is all the rage right now! With this vegan fruit cake, you can relinquish your favorite flavors with no guilt. The cake is free from eggs or dairy, so you don’t need to compromise your fitness. The best part is that it’s easy to make and a great way to use up all your extra fruits and spices.
Everyone loves vegan fruit cakes because they are so delicious! But, instead of buying a store-bought cake this holiday season, we recommend you make your version. Try out this tempting vegan fruit cake recipe to amaze your friends and family with your cooking skills.
Vegan fruit cake recipe
Vegan fruit cake is one of the most popular desserts in the world. It’s a tasty treat with a rich, moist texture and intense flavor that will have you reaching for more. It is made from the same ingredients as traditional fruit cakes. The main difference is that the vegan version does not contain any ingredients from animal sources.
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Unbleached white flour
Unbleached white flour is a staple in baking and aims to provide a perfect form for baked goods. In addition, this crucial ingredient helps keep the cake from becoming too stodgy by absorbing moisture and keeping it from sticking together. Unbleached white flour is better than plain flour because it helps you bake a moist vegan fruit cake.
Rumford baking powder
If you want to increase the volume of your fruit cake, then remember to add Rumford baking powder. It helps the cake to rise evenly so that it is not hard on top or bottom but has a lovely crumbly texture throughout.
Cardamom is a little spice with numerous health benefits. It adds a nice flavor to the batter without being overpowering or overly sweet. It gives the cake a warm touch, and you will surely love the exquisite flavor when you eat this vegan fruit cake!
Coriander gives a flavorful punch and makes the cake smell good. It furnishes the cake with a slight spice kick that keeps it interesting without overwhelming your taste buds. Coriander also makes the batter smell fresh because coriander is often added to desserts like this for its aroma value alone!
Sugar and molasses
Add sweetness to your life and your vegan Christmas fruit cake by adding sugar and molasses. Brown sugar and molasses pair well with the Christmas cake spices. It also gives a dark appearance to the cake and brings out a perfect texture.
If you want to make an alcohol-free vegan fruit cake, throw in some pineapple juice. The pineapple juice is also used as a milk and oil replacer in this fruit cake. When this juice is mixed with the cake, it maintains its shelf life and keeps it moist for the long run.
Fruit cakes seem to be incomplete without raisins. So throw a bunch of raisins in your light cake batter to make it fascinating. They will also provide you with texture and juiciness that you haven’t seen before.
Give your cake more flavor, excitement, and nutrients by adding walnuts. Lightly toast them in the oven and then mix them with the batter. Your vegan fruit cake would have a crunchy flavor and give you a perfect snap with every bite.
Flaxseed works magically in the vegan cake. It has made the job of making eggless cakes a breeze! It combines smartly with water and forms a gel. You can replace this flaxseed egg with your traditional eggs. This flax seed egg also prevents the cake from becoming too dried or crumbly.
Give your cake a rich supply of nutrients and delicacies through mixed fruits. Use a mixture of cranberries, raisins, walnuts, and dried cherries to make a perfect holiday fruit cake.
The role of vanilla in the cake is just like the salt in savory foods. It enhances the overall flavor of the cake. Without vanilla extract, the cake seems flat and bland.
Vegan Fruit Cake
- 3 cups Unbleached White Flour
- 2 tbsp Rumford baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups Sugar or Dates
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Coriander
- 1 tsp Mace
- 2 cups Fruit mix raisins, cranberries
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Walnuts lightly toasted in the oven
- 1/2 cup Molasses
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 2/3 cup oil
- 1 cup Raisins
- 1 tbsp Browning
- 1 tbsp Ground flaxseed, opt
Pineapple Juice is used after the cake is thoroughly cool. Pour it on 1/4 cup at a time.
- 1 cups Pineapple juice
Measure out the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir
Measure the liquid ingredients and add them to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Add raisins, walnuts, fruit mix, and leave some for the top. Mix well.
Pour into a well-greased pan and bake at 350º for 20 minutes uncovered or until cake rises continue baking covered with foil paper and wax combined for about 20-25 minutes or until it is finished baking. To determine if the cake is complete, take a skewer and insert it into the center of the cake, If it comes out dry then the cake is complete.
Uncover the cake, and allow it to bake uncovered for 10 more minutes.
Cool completely and pour 1 cup or more of pineapple juice to soak. This ensures that your cake will not be dry.
Use a bundt pan 9 or 10 inches, or a baking dish 9 by 13 inches.
- Please ensure that before adding the juice the cake is completely cooled, or it will lead to spoilage of the cake.
- Once you pour on the juice, ensure that the cake is given at least 2 hours before serving to ensure it is not too wet.
- Whatever is leftover, must be refrigerated.
- This cake can be placed in the freezer for storage for quite some once it is kept in a container to prevent freezer burn.
How to store vegan fruit cake?
Storing a frosted cake is much easier than an unfrosted egg. However, if you won’t keep your vegan fruit cake safely, then there is a chance that it might get moldy.
Well, not to fret! If you wrap your cake perfectly in a cling film, store it in an airtight container for a week. You can also keep it in a refrigerator if you want to save it for a month.
How to serve vegan fruit cake?
A rich, moist, perfectly baked vegan fruit cake is perfect for the festive season. You can nibble on fruit cake with your favorite coffee and tea. Vegan fruit cake is also complemented with orange juice and lemonade. So you can enjoy your favorite vegan cake as you like!
Can you freeze and reheat the cake?
There is good news for all cake lovers. Now you can preserve your vegan fruit cake in freezers for about three months. Just wrap your vegan cake in cling film and aluminum foil then keeps it in the freezer.
It would be best if you took it out eight to 10 hours before you want to eat it. Then, please remove it from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator with the aluminum wrap. Then keep it in the cool oven and reheat it until the temperature exceeds 250 degrees centigrade.
Can you prepare it in advance?
Have you ever thought of preparing a Christmas fruit cake at the start of December? Well, with vegan fruit cake, it is possible. Unlike regular cakes, Christmas fruit cake becomes incredible as it ages and is given a chance to evolve. As a result, it gives more enchanting flavors than a young fruit cake.
Don’t these features seem intriguing? It is possible if you feed the cake. Now you must be wondering how to feed the cake. The cake is first fed right after it comes out of the oven, and then you can feed it every week to enhance its taste. The technique is simple. Make small holes in the cake with the wooden skewers. Then brush the cake layer with a few tablespoons of your favorite alcohol. Then wrap it tightly and place it in a dark environment.
You can do it after every five days to keep the cake moist and flavorful. The cake should be fed about two tablespoons of alcohol afterward. If you want to make a frosted fruit cake, stop feeding it before a week. This will help you to gain a dry surface of the cake.
Why would you love this recipe?
Vegans love the taste of fruit cake, and they’re not alone. Fruit cake is a traditional Christmas dessert that’s been around for centuries.
This cake is full of fruit and spices, so it’s a great dessert for someone who doesn’t want to be too heavy. It’s also low in fat, so it’s great if you’re trying to watch your weight.
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- For: 12
- Preparation: 15 min
- Cooking: 1 h
- Ready in: 1 h 15 min
- Ensure that if you're using dates as your sweetener, you soak the dates first and then blend them with the liquids called for in the recipe.
This fruit cake was my mom’s favorite Christmas recipe. If you have a hard time getting the cake to bake, ensure to cover it tightly with wax and foil paper for about 20 minutes. This will ensure the cake cook properly on the inside.