Eggless Microwave Rich Dark Fruit Cake

What is Christmas without cakes!! I had initial plans to prepare an eggless fruit cake and that had to be put on hold when my oven broke down last week. A weekend visit to mom's place ended up with me spending time with the microwave than with my mom!

A few years back when we lived in China, I used to make eggless bakes in the microwave often since I did not want to buy an oven that I could not bring back with me. I converted many oven baked cakes into the MW versions.After that when we came down to our hometown, I got an OTG and started baking in that and almost forgot the microwave baking.

So when it came to 'Bookmarked theme' for this week's Blogging Marathon, all I had to do was search in my bookmarks page for a MW version of cake and luckily I found this one!!

I used:
Source: The Yum Blog

All purpose flour- 1 cup
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Butter- 1/2 cup
Milk powder- 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder- 1/4 cup
Dry fruits - 1 1/4 cups
Milk-1/2 cup
Yogurt/ curd - 2 tablespoons
Baking powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda -1/4 teaspoons

1.Chop the dry fruits. I used glazed cherries, tutti frutti and dates.Soak the fruits in warm milk for an hour. Powder sugar and keep aside.

2. In a small cup, add the baking soda to the curd and keep aside. It will froth up. sieve the flour and baking powder. Cream the butter with sugar and keep aside.

3.Into the bowl in which the fruits have been soaking, put in all the ingredients and mix well . The batter was very thick, so I added a tablespoon of Boiling water. Transfer portions of the dough into  microwave safe bowls/ pans [see note below] and Microwave at 60% power  for 3 minutes or till a  cake tester comes out clean.

Dust powdered sugar on top and add a few cherries / tutti frutti as garnish and serve!


Take a look at the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM #35

This  also goes to Nayna's Let's Cook Christmas Party Foods , Nupur's Christmas and New Year giveaway...

Here are the other bakes that are a part of this Bake- A - Thon group....
Bon Appetit...

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