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This moist Eggless Christmas Fruitcake is the best I have ever made
1 cup light brown caramel sugar.
1 cup raisins.
1 cup sultanas.
1 cup cranberries.
1 cup mixed fruit cake mix.
2 ounces of chopped dates.
1 tbsp. lemon juice.
1 zest of an orange.
1 1/3 cup boiling water.
½ pound Rama margarine.
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda.
2 tsp vanilla essence.
2 tsp cinnamon powder.
2 tsp allspice powder.
2 tsp nutmeg powder.
1 tsp baking powder.
3 cups, sifted self-raising powder.
2 tsp salt.
5 tbsp. cooking oil.
½ cup of orange juice.
150g maraschino cherries halved.
1 cup glazed red cherries and blanched almonds for decoration.
In a pot, bring ingredients 1-10 to the boil. Allow bubbling away for 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
Add the bicarbonate of soda, and stir till the mixture becomes fizzed.
Allow the mixture to cool for about 15 minutes.
Pour into the bowl of your food processor with the paddle attachment attached.
Add ingredients 12 – 21 and beat on low till everything is well combined.
Pour the mixture into a well-greased pan.
Decorate the top of the cake with the blanched almonds and glazed cherries.
Pop into a pre-heated oven and bake at 18- degrees for 60-90 minutes, or until the taste tester comes out clean.
Turn the cake regularly to prevent the cake from not browning evenly.
If you find that the cake is browning too quickly on the top.
Cover the cake with a piece of tin foil.
Remove from the oven and leave in the pan to cool for 30 minutes, before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Once cooled, sprinkle icing sugar over the top and enjoy.
Prepared, tried, and tested Bobby Swanson
12 thoughts on “Eggless Christmas Fruitcake”
Oops, somehow when I pressed on dgkaye (the author) on Norah’s post, I get your recipe for Bobby’s eggless fruitcake. Sorry, dear. Maybe this will amuse you. 🙃🤔
How did that happen, anyway he you like the cake recipe
I will try this cake since I have grown children who don’t use eggs, some vegan and some gluten free. I make and then they choose. . . 😁
May you have a wonderful Christmas! 🎄🌟
Hope they will enjoy it. I also have vegans and I am GF, so also do the various dishes. Merry Christmas
Esme, I appreciate this so much. I have learned my DIL and daughter use avocado, coconut oil or applesause in cookies or sweet recipes. I’m going to check your blog more often in 2018. . . Happy New Year! 🎉✨
Thanks, yes it is common practice to use avocado, coconut oil or applesauce. My DIL provided me with the following:
https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/how-to-vegan-ise-a-regular-yummy-recipe/ Hopefully this will be useful to you as well.
I think this sounds scrumptious, Debby! Thank you for sharing Bobby’s eggless fruitcake. xo 💖
May you and yours have a wonderful holiday season, Merry Christmas if you celebrate! 🌟🎄🕊
Thank ypu for the complment. I will pass your note over to Bobby. Merry Christmas, Esmé -The Recipe Hunter
Esme, we have been connected and I think I follow you. I’ll check and stay in touch better! Smiles, Robin
Wonderful Robin – Thanks for the follow 🙂
I’m so glad our paths crossed. I told my friend and author dgkaye about the criss-crossing and she called it a snafu of the WP Gremlins! 😉
Yup Gremlins, but I am happy about this snafu