Updated post on 22-8-2016
I have decided to prepare another half recipe and upload new pictures.
I already have many fruit cakes recipe and it is the curiosity that prompted me to prepare this fruit cake. Before I went on introducing this fruit cake recipe, if you are interested, you can have a look at my various fruit cake recipes, some of them are really delicious. Please click on the picture to get the various recipe:
Obviously this 3 ingredients fruit cake is a very popular fruit cakes overseas and it seems that it is an award winning cake. What amazed me is the simplicity and it is egg free, oil free and uses much less sugar than the normal cake. Therefore, my curiosity arose and I want to try out the cake.
In this illustration, it is not a smooth illustration and I should have prepared a cake that look like one above. There is no technical difficulty and even kids can do it . It’s beauty is its simplicity but i did not do it well but I do not doubt the original recipe but my own mistakes. It is my fault . I made 2 critical mistakes
My very first mistake was I did not line or grease the pan. I was busy doing a few things at the same time, thinking that non stick baking pan should be non stick, therefore, I forgot to grease with butter or line the pan with baking paper which I usually did. As a rather experienced house chef, how can I forget about this since not all non stick pan are created equal. I cannot unmould the cake and at the end I have to cut out the cake and that make make the cake does not look like what it should be. I have used my way to put the cake back in shape. The lighter patches are actually those from the side that I try to “fill” the irregular surface.
When I cut open the cake and look at the cake structure. I was rather shocked that the cake is very compact. I took a bite, it is soft and delicious. Though delicious, it just does not look like those in the internet which looks much fluffier.
I sat down and ponder, thinking hard what could have went wrong. Mine is more compact and those in the internet appeared to be fluffier. The only conclusion was that the baking powder in my self raising flour is not working or expired. It is not functional . Luckily, though compact, the cake is still moist, soft and delicious because of the fruits.
This recipe is very simple, egg free, diary free, alcohol free and fat free. I do not have much expectation on the cake. The cake only uses 3 ingredients : mixed fruit, fruit juices and self raising flour. Therefore, the deliciousness of the cake is very much depend on the fruit juices you used. I saw some recipe called for coffee, tea and etc.. It is up to you to select your favourite fruit juice. With only 3 ingredients , of course the taste cannot be compared with traditional long winded fruit cake loaded with butter, alcohol and eggs. But you can always have a slight twist to add in vanilla essence, alcohol such as rum or in fact, replace part of the fruit juice with melted butter.
I hope you are not disappointed to read this post. Because of the baking powder ineffectiveness and the unmoulding problem that make it a less than attractive cake, I believed you may have lost confidence on the recipe. But , all recipes in the internet are almost the same and I am just highlighting to you that there is such a recipe available in the internet. Feel free to use recipes from other sources as it will come back to the same recipe. Lastly, if you have kids, this recipe is very suitable. It is alcohol free and much less sweet than the traditional version. Possibly you want to try on a smaller scale.
Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have nice day. Should there be any imperfections in my blog layout, bear with me and I am trying hard to rectify it. In the event that you are a follower of Guaishushu at http://kwgls.wordpress.com, please do follow this new blog Guaishushu1 at http://www.guaishushu1.com.
You can follow me at PINTEREST or visit the blog’s FACEBOOK PAGE to keep abreast of my future posts. Also follow me at INSTAGRAM or TSU, a new social network for some more personal sharing other than recipes.
You can also join the FOOD BLOGGERS AND FOODIES UNITED FACEBOOK GROUP and FOOD PARADISE 美食天堂to see more recipes. I am posting my daily home cooked food in the above Facebook Group daily. I would be more than happy if you can post in the Group for the recipes that you tried from my blog.
If you are a Pinterest user and you are interested to have more recipes, you can join or follow this Pinterest Board set up by me where there are more than 2600 recipes worldwide and pinned by various bloggers: FOOD BLOGGERS AND FOODIES UNITED PINTEREST BOARD.
- Classic Zucchini Slices (夏南瓜切片小吃）
- Old Timer Delights: Soft Coconut Sweets or Candy (古早味椰子软糖）
- Teochew aka Chaozhou Sweet And Savoury Dumplings (潮汕双拼肉粽）
- Macadamia Pitted Dates (夏果椰枣）
- Vegetarian Nonya Rice Dumpling (娘惹素粽）
- Fried Dace With Fermented Black Beans (豆豉鲮鱼）
- Classic Baked Sweet Potatoes (烤地瓜）
- Cheesy Pumpkin Soup (芝士金瓜浓汤）
- Sambal Haebeehiam Glutinous Rice Dumpling aka Chilli Dried Shrimp Floss Dumpling (辣虾米鬆粽子）
- Cheesy Portobello Mushrooms With Bacons (奶酪培根烤波托贝罗蘑菇）
- Red Yeast Rice Residue Chicken aka Hong Zao Ji (酒香红糟鸡）
- Cheesy Baked Prawns (奶酪烤虾）
- Baked Chicken In Garlic Cheddar Sauces (蒜香芝士酱烤鸡）
- Chinese Gozabi Dessert: Flour Tea aka Mee Teh (古早味面茶）
- Fermented Black Soya Bean Minced Meat (豆豉炒肉末）
- Homemade Sour Mustard or Sour Vegetable (家居自制酸菜）
- Red Bean Alkaline Dumplings (红豆碱水粽）
- Vietnamese Baguette aka Bánh mì (越南法國麵包)
- Matcha Red Bean Steamed Cake (绿茶红豆蒸鸡蛋糕）
- Parmigiana Eggplant or Eggplant Lasagne: Parmigiana di Melanzane (焗烤千层茄子)
- July 2017 (1)
- June 2017 (1)
- May 2017 (8)
- April 2017 (9)
- March 2017 (16)
- February 2017 (18)
- January 2017 (13)
- December 2016 (13)
- November 2016 (24)
- October 2016 (19)
- September 2016 (19)
- August 2016 (22)
- July 2016 (27)
- June 2016 (14)
- May 2016 (25)
- April 2016 (23)
- March 2016 (27)
- February 2016 (24)
- January 2016 (20)
- December 2015 (18)
- November 2015 (18)
- October 2015 (23)
- September 2015 (20)
- August 2015 (17)
- July 2015 (19)
- June 2015 (16)
- May 2015 (18)
- April 2015 (23)
- March 2015 (26)
- February 2015 (12)
- January 2015 (14)
- December 2014 (23)
- November 2014 (24)
- October 2014 (26)
- September 2014 (27)
- August 2014 (27)
- July 2014 (28)
- June 2014 (24)
- May 2014 (20)
- April 2014 (21)
- March 2014 (23)
- February 2014 (20)
- January 2014 (19)
- December 2013 (24)
- November 2013 (25)
- October 2013 (27)
- September 2013 (16)
- August 2013 (37)
- July 2013 (36)
- June 2013 (25)
- May 2013 (88)
- April 2013 (30)
- March 2013 (1)
- 4,070,400 hits