In a world where baking often seems like a complex science, it's a delight to come across recipes that break the mold. This fruit and nut cake is a perfect example of simplicity meeting deliciousness. Without the need for eggs, an oven, or the time-consuming process of soaking fruits, this recipe is a true game-changer for any baking enthusiast.
Ingredients and Method
Rich in dried fruits and nuts, this cake is surprisingly easy to make. Here's what you need:
1 cup wheat flour
¼ cup almond flour
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup oil
1 cup dried fruits (such as raisins, apricots, cranberries)
½ cup nuts (such as walnuts, almonds)
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
1 cup water
The method is as simple as the ingredient list:
Start by preheating a large pot with salt at the bottom and a stand in the middle. This will act as your 'oven'.
In a large bowl, mix wheat flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
In another bowl, whisk brown sugar and oil until well combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the sugar-oil mixture and mix well.
Add water and stir until the batter is smooth.
Gently fold in the dried fruits and nuts into the batter.
Pour the batter into a cake mold lined with baking paper.
Place the cake mold in the pot, cover it with a lid, and bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes on low heat.
Check the cake with a toothpick to ensure it's done.
Allow the cake to cool before slicing and serving.
Watch the Cake Come to Life
Reading about how to make this delicious cake is one thing, but it's another experience altogether to see it come to life. For a visual guide that shows each step in the process, watch the video below.