Vegan Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

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A vegan fruitcake recipe. I know fruit cake always gets a bad reputation - but I LOVE the stuff and look forward to eating it every Christmas!

This Christmas holiday season, instead of buying a store-bought fruitcake which will likely taste like cardboard or nothingness and was probably baked in 2009 anyways, why not make your own homemade vegan fruit cake to share with friends and neighbors this holiday season? All you need to make your own homemade vegan fruitcake is some candied fruit (usually sold in the snack aisle near the nuts and dried fruits, or, check the baking aisle at your grocery store), and the usual cake ingredients, including flour, sugar, baking soda, a little allspice for holiday flavor, and egg replacer and vegan margarine to keep it vegan. 

This vegan fruit cake recipe is simple and easy to prepare, and is courtesy of Ener-G Foods.

See also: More vegan desserts

What You'll Need

  • 2 tsp egg replacer
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 ounces candied fruit mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water or orange juice
  • 1 3/5 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp allspice

How to Make It

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease and flour a loaf pan. You can also use an 8-inch diameter cake pan, if you prefer. 

Next, using a fork, whip the Egg Replacer in 4 tablespoons of water until fluffy.

Place the vegan margarine, sugar, candied fruit, whipped Egg Replacer and 1 1/4 cup water (or orange juice) in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then allow to cool for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and allspice. Then, mix in the boiled mixture until combined well, and transfer the batter to a greased loaf tin or a greased 8-inch diameter cake tin.

Bake your vegan fruitcake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

Let your fruitcake cool completely inside the tin or baking pan. Fruitcake is usually served room temperature or chilled, and though I've never had fruitcake with icing, you might want to drizzle just a little vegan icing on top, if you like super sweet desserts. 

Enjoy your homemade vegan fruitcake for the holidays!

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