Hi Ladies !!!!!!
Every body seems busy with Diwali cleaning, shopping etc. etc. After Dusshera hullabaloo, now its time for festival of lights, Diwali.
Delhi is decked up with colorful lights.Roads bustling with heavy traffic. People carrying gifts, sweets for the loved ones. You can hear the sound of firecrackers even though annoying, but still an integral part of Diwali celebrations.
What with namakparas, sweets, gujiyas everywhere I decided to make something sweet, but healthy for my kids. This is a Fruit and nut cake which people make during Christmas, but I decided to give it a try anyways. I got the recipe from the net and made some variations to it. The first time, the cake turned out to be a bit pasty but second time I got it right ( that's what my kids said). They liked it very much so I believe the changes have clicked and gone well.
Maida - 1 cup
oats - 3/4 cup
Muiselli - 3/4 cup
Fresh fruits - 1 cup finely chopped
(I used banana,apple and kiwi)
Dry fruits - 1 cup
Soda bicarb - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 1/2 cup
Mixed fruit juice - 1 cup ( mix more if the batter is too thick)
Sugar - 1 cup
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp or more according to your taste
Rum - 2 tbsp (optional)
Nutmeg powder - 1/2 tsp
Mix oil and sugar. After that fold in the dry stuff and then add the juice. Lastly add the fruits. Grease 10" - 11" mould properly and pour in the mixture. Bake it for 50-60 min at 180 C Pre-H oven.
Note - Since this is a fruit and nut cake it is going to be a dense cake and as I have used fresh fruits, instead of dried ones it will be more moist. Serve it warm preferably with ice-cream.
Have fun and happy eating !!!!