After posting many savoury dishes for the past
few days,I thought to post something sweet and
This cake is butter free,and sugar free ,made
with fruits and nuts.
For the addition of sweet,only jaggery is used.
It is an easy,rich coconut fruit cake.
To endorse further this is a cake made mostly
in Sri Lanka and called ‘POL CAKE.’
Some make it with treacle or jaggery mainly
theKitul jaggery which is widely available in Sri
The normal jaggery not the vellam ,but
karupatti which is the darker jaggery could be
Brown sugar or demerara sugar can be made
into a syrup and used.
This is an absolute tasty moist cake,so do try
this recipe and post in your feedback.
So, let me share the recipe with you now.
3 cups coconut grated/scraped
1 cup jaggery made into a syrup using a
little water /3/4 cup treacle (coconut treacle
or plain treacle)
200 gm flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
Mixed spice 1/2 tsp.
1tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
150 gm dates
100 gm cashewnuts
100 gm cherries
100 gm raisins
50 gm ginger chips
100 gm pumpkin preserve (optional)
50 gm tutti frutti
A pinch of salt
•First make the syrup with jaggery or sugar and
mix in the coconut.Set aside.
•Beat the egg whites stiff with salt, and add the yolks and beat well.
•Sift flour with the baking powder and just
sprinkle a little over the nuts(this prevents the
fruits from sinking to the bottom).
•Gradually mix in the coconut ,the mixed fruits
and nuts and the rest of the ingredients .
• Bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees) for
30-35 minutes or till done.
NOTE :For a richer taste fruits can be soaked
overnight in rum or Brandy
Another variation :Soak the dates in tea or
coffee decoction and use.