Eggless Traditional Christmas Cake Recipe – Vegan Options

Traditional Christmas Cake is rich in dried fruits and nuts, marinated in brandy is delicious and a must bake for every baker. There are many different ways of making this cake and this one is much close to the original, but a quick recipe. Typically the fruit and brandy mixture is made to sit for a month or even more like a year. Then the cake is made to soak in more brandy after it has been baked for about 2 – 3 weeks. You can add a chocolate glaze to the cake topped with cherries or almonds or both. Delicious!  Sultana Raisins, Prunes, Apricots, Dates, Dried Figs, Rum, Fresh orange juice, Orange Zest (Rind), All Purpose Flour (Maida), Baking powder, Butter (Unsalted), Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar), Almond Meal (Badam Powder), Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini), Cloves (Laung), Dry ginger powder, Whole Almonds (Badam), Flax seed powder (flax meal), Chilled water   3/4 cup Sultana Raisins , /sultanas  1/4 cup Prunes , chopped 1/4 cup Apricots , chopped 1/4 cup Dates , chopped 1/4 cup Dried Figs , chopped 150 ml Rum , or brandy (optional) 60 ml Fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons Orange Zest (Rind) 2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida) 1 teaspoon Baking powder 1-1/2 cups Butter (Unsalted) , at room temperature (1-1/2 cups canola or vegetable oil) 3/4 cup Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar) 1/4 cup Almond Meal (Badam Powder) 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini) 1/2 teaspoon Cloves (Laung) , ground 1 teaspoon Dry ginger powder 1 cup Whole Almonds (Badam) , or macadamia nuts, chopped For Flax Meal Egg Replacer 4 tablespoons Flax seed powder (flax meal) 12 tablespoons Chilled water     20   70     To begin making the Eggless or Vegan Christmas Cake Recipe, we first have to soak all the dry fruits in rum and juice (you can avoid the rum). This process helps ferment the fruits and also helps to release all the flavors and make the christmas cake moist and rich.Place the sultanas, dried prunes, dried dates, dried figs and dried apricots into a large mixing bowl. Pour over the rum and orange juice and sprinkle over the orange zest. Mix until well combined, then cover the bowl with cling film and set aside overnight or a few weeks or a month or a year. They say the longer you ferment, the fruits get fermented, the richer the taste of the christmas cake.