Cooking specially and doing a guest post for a co-blogger is definitely an interesting part of this virtual world, few days back i got a message from Arthy of Sumanarthy's Kitchen asking whether i can do a guest post for her. Her message made me happy and immediately i said ok for making a guest post for her.I visit her space almost everyday since few months and love her variety of droolworthy foods particularly her malay foods, i have bookmarked few to try especially her prawn sambal, as i love sea foods very much.
Coming to the guest post,she said she want something prefect for this festive season,i know i'll be making a fruit cake for her and finally decided to make a vegan version.Thanks to Arthy for giving me a wonderful chance to make this guest post.This vegan cake goes for both whole wheat flour and all purpose flour with loads of nuts and dry fruits with avocado puree and flaxseed powder as egg subsitute, for my surprise this cake was extremely moist,spongy and definitely healthy. Definitely this cake will satisfy anyone's tastebuds and none will miss the eggs in this cake.
2cups All purpose flour
1cup Whole wheat flour
1cup Avocado Puree
1+1/2cups Packed brown sugar
1tbsp Flaxseed powder
1tsp Baking powder
1tsp Baking soda + 1/2tsp for cooking fruits
1/2tsp Cinnamon powder
1/4tsp Clove powder
1/4tsp Ginger powder
1/4tsp Nutmeg powder
1tsp Vanilla essence
2cups Dry fruits (chopped finely,i used dates,black & golden raisins,apricots,pineapples,prunes and tutti frutti)
1/2cup Nuts (chopped finely)
2tbsp Orange zest
Grease a round cake pan with oil and line a baking sheet.
Sieve the flours with baking powder and baking soda and keep aside.
Mix the flaxseed powder in three tablespoons of warm water and keep aside.
In a pan, heat the dry fruits,sugar,honey,water in low flame until the sugar gets dissolves, then put the flame in high and bring it to boil.
Put the flame again in low and cook for half an hour,so that the dry fruits will gets well cooked, put off the stove and add the 1/2tsp of baking soda,mix it and keep it aside.
Preheat the oven to 300F.
In a bowl, take together the avocado puree,oil,flaxseed mixture,vanilla essence and spice powders and mix, now add the cooked fruit mixture,orange zest and nuts,mix everything well.
Add the flours to this mixture and mix gently with a spatula.
Transfer this cake batter to the already prepared cake pan and bake cake for an hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Let the cake gets cool completely .
Dust with confectioner's sugar and enjoy.