Quick Fruit Cake (Microwave method) – Basic recipe from Vanitha Magazine 15- 30, Nov 2011 !!
4 tablespoons all purpose flour (maida), sieve flour
Extra 1 tablespoon flour (for dry fruits)
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter (@ normal room temperature)
1 egg (@ normal room temperature)
3 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
2 teaspoon tutti fruity or any other chopped dry fruits (chopped cashew nuts, raisins..)
In a small bowl, gently mix chopped dry fruits with 1 tablespoon flour. Flour should be well coated on dry fruits. Cover and keep aside for half an hour.
In a bowl, mix sieved flour with sugar and butter until it form (gently mix with finger tips) soft bread crumbs.
Now add egg and beat well with a electric beater until it’s smooth and creamy.
Add milk and beat well again.
Add vanilla essence and baking soda. Now mix it with a thick tablespoon until smooth and without lumps. Finally dry fruits. Mix well.
Grease a microwave safe dish with ½ teaspoon butter or oil. Pour this cake batter and microwave on high power (750 W) for 4 minutes 30 seconds until done (or maximum 5 minutes on high power 750 W).
Remove from microwave and keep aside to cool for 15 minutes. Cut it into desired shape and size.