COCONUT FRUIT CAKE


After posting many savoury dishes for the past

few days,I thought to post something sweet and

baked.

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

Lanka.

The normal jaggery not the vellam ,but

karupatti which is the darker jaggery could be

used.

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.

INGREDIENTS

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

4 eggs.

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

METHOD

•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.

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