Fruit Cake/Black Cake (Eggless & Non-Alcoholic)



Happy holidays everyone! I got a lot of requests for a non-alcoholic and eggless fruit cake or black cake so I wanted to get it to you before Christmas.
Hope you try it out!

INGREDIENTS:

For the fruit base-
* 3/4 cup of pitted prunes
* 3/4 cup raisins
* 1/2 cup of glazed or maraschino cherries
* 3/4 cup mixed peel/fruits
*2 cups of grape juice
*2 cups of malta

1 1/2 cup of malta + 1 1/2 cup of grape juice for soaking the cake.

Cake batter-
* 1/2 cup butter (4 oz)
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 cup flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce or any type of fruit jam (or 2 eggs)
*1 tablespoon mixed essence
* Lemon & orange zest
* 2 teaspoons cinnamon
* 2 teaspoons nutmeg
* Dash of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup of browning

Bake at 250 F or 120 C for 2-3 hours (depending on the size of your cake).

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