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vegan christmas cake
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4.2 from 10 votes

Vegan alcohol free Christmas cake

Easy Vegan christmas cake is a take on the traditional cake which is made with with eggs.This is an alcohol free christmas cake and a christmas cake without eggs.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Resting time4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time5 hrs 25 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: European
Keyword: christmas cake, christmas cake eggless, christmas cake vegan, christmas vegan cake, easy vegan fruit cake, eggless fruit cake recipe, vegan cake fruit, vegan christmas cake no alcohol, vegan xmas cake recipe
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice with rind or apricot juice
  • 1-¼ cup mixed fruits ¾ cup fruit peel,¼ cup raisins,¼ cup berries
  • ¾ cup dry fruits (almonds,pistachio and walnut) ¼ cup each (replace with nuts of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoon flax seed meal
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup almond milk or oat milk (or cow's milk for vegetarian option)

Instructions

  • Take orange juice in a bowl,add the store bought mixed fruit mix with dried berries,raisins
  • Allow it to soak for 4 hours/overnight. If you are in a hurry, warm up the juice a bit and add the mixed fruits.Leave it to cool for 30 minutes.
  • Sift the baking soda and powder with plain flour,keep it aside
  • Add the flax seed meal to the juice and fruit mix,Allow the flax seed meal to thicken up in the next 5-10 minutes
  • Now, add ½ cup of chopped dried nuts (keep the remaining nuts for garnish)
  • Add the coconut sugar and mix well until it dissolved
  • Add oil and mix well
  • Add almond milk to the mix and stir. Now, start adding the flour(sifted with baking soda and flour)
  • Keep mixing and adding the flour. Add more almond milk if required.
  • Preheat the oven for 10 mins at 160 degree C. Transfer the cake tin(or divide across 2 tins) lined with baking sheet.
  • Transfer the batter to a cake tin lined with baking sheet.
  • Add the remaining chopped dry fruits on the cake batter.
  • Preheat the oven for 10 mins at 160 degree C. Transfer the cake tin(or divide across 2 tins) lined with baking sheet.
  • Add the remaining chopped dry fruits on the cake batter. Bake in a fan-forced oven at 160 degree C for 45-50 mins(if using single tin)/35-40 minutes if using 2 cake tins) or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow it to rest in the oven for further 5-10 minutes.
  • Take it out of the oven,allow it cool completely before cutting into slices.This cake is very soft and crumbly(simply melts in the mouth)

For air fryer

  • In a pre heated air fryer, cook at 160C for 25 minutes (using the bake option) or until the toothpick comes out clean. I have used a 6 inch cake tin for half of the batter.

Notes

I have used the store bought mixed fruit pack, you may replace that with 'tutti fruity,raisins and few orange peel/lemon peel pieces'.
I have used 2 cake tins of 6inches or 1 cake tin of 8inch.
The one used in the picture above is cake tin of 8 inches, it was quite deep as well and took little more time (10 mins) to cook compared to being cooked in 2 separate cake tins of 6 inch each.