Fruit & Nut Cake

Are you nutty?

Well, I am….. as in nuts for nuts. Any nuts – Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Pistachios. Although I prefer almonds over almost all of them anytime of the day……..what I am really trying to say is I like nuts. And I like fruits. So, its only natural to club them and make Fruit & nut cake (the second best thing after Cadburys Fruit & Nut chocolate.

Combine few candied fruit pieces golden raisins with flour and bake it. Ooops I almost forgot to say it, add cashews to the mix to get that creamy soft and yummy goodness in there. This recipe makes one big moist loaf of fruit n nut cake and I usually like to cut it into big chunky pieces. When feeling nutty and fruity ofcourse, warm it up in the microwave for 15-20 secs and enjoy with a warm cup of tea. My kind of ‘MY TIME’. Yum.

Fruit & Nut Cake

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Easy Wholewheat flour cake with candied fruit, golden raisins and creamy cashews.

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • All Purpose flour – ½ cup + 1 tbsp.
  • Granulated sugar – 1 cup
  • Greek Yogurt – 1 cup
  • Any flavorless oil – ½ cup
  • Baking Powder – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Baking soda – ½ tsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Candied fruit pieces – ½ cup
  • Golden raisins – 2 tbsp.
  • Broken cashews – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bread loaf pan with oil and keep it ready.
  2. Add broken cashews, fruit pieces and raisins to a small bowl along with 1 tbsp of flour. Mix it all thoroughly and set aside. This step will ensure the pieces will not sink to the bottom of the cake batter.
  3. In a big bowl, mix yogurt and sugar to creamy texture. Add oil & vanilla and mix to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix it well.
  5. Now add the fruit n nuts into the batter and fold it gently. Make sure, you don’t overmix the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and bake it for 55 mins to 1 hour at 350 degrees. Keep an eye on the batter from 55 mins mark.
  7. The cake is done when toothpick inserted in the middle, comes out clean.

You can also dress up the cake with some simple vanilla-sugar glaze and nuts sprinkled on top. But I liked the old way of fruit and nut way. Enjoy !!!


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Author: Smithasbakelove

Hi, This is Smitha. Thanks for stopping by to share my passion for baking easy and yummy food. Happy to have you here.

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