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Eggfree Wheat Christmas Cake is easy to make, fruity and pure Chirstmas Indulgence. Go on bake it for your family or to gift it to loved ones.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 9 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 2 loaves


  • 2 cups dried fruits cut into small pieces
  • cups fresh orange juice or brewed black tea
  • cups wholewheat flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda soda bicarbonate
  • 1 cup mixed nuts roasted and chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1¼ -1½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) melted butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

Spice Mixture for the Cake:

  • 1 tbsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg powder
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ tsp clove powder

For the buttermilk:

  • cup milk
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  • Chop any large fruit into small pieces. Add fresh juice to a glass bowl or container.
  • Add the chopped fruit to it along with the vanilla essence. Mix well.
  • Cover and let it chill in the fridge for 8-12 hours.
  • Quite a bit of the juice will be soaked up by the fruit. Strain out the excess using a strainer.
  • Mix milk and lemon juice and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 150°C.
  • Line the baking tins (9X5 inches) with parchment paper or grease them lightly with butter and dust with flour.
  • Roast the nuts lightly till crisp either on a pan or in the oven at 150°C.
  • Let them cool down a bit and then chop them into small pieces.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, the spices together into a big bowl.
  • Add the nuts and lemon zest. Mix well.
  • Add the soaked fruit and mix well.
  • In another bowl whisk melted butter, buttermilk and sugar.
  • Add the whisked liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix lightly just till the flour gets wet.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared tins 2/3rd full.
  • Put the tins in the oven to bake.
  • Bake the cake for 1 hr 30 minutes or till the top is golden brown and the cake is done. A skewer, or cocktail stick inserted in the middle of the cake should come out clean if the cake is done.
  • Remove the cake from the oven when its done. Leave it in the tin for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove carefully from the tin and let it cool completely on a wire rack.


  • Can bake them in small loaf tins to gift friends and family. The above amount makes 4 small loaves. 
  • For a round cake, use a 10 inch cake tin.
Keyword Eggfree Wheat Christmas Cake, Wholewheat Christmas Fruit Cake