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Tutti Frutti Cake

 Published 2021-Jan-25   Updated 2021-Jan-25

-Submitted by Dahlia

(Indian Fruit Cake)

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Tutti Frutti Cake is a type of fruit cake that is popular throghout India. It is found in Indian bakeries as well as sold by popular brands for many years now. It is perfect to make during Christmas or any-day to be served with tea. The cake is colorful and delicious. The tutti frutti and cherries adds a nice texture and taste.

Recipe For Tutti Frutti Cake

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 35-50 minutes
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1.5 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 cup (Reduce to 3/4 cup if you are making as tea cake)
  • Eggs - 3 (Add 3/4 cup of yogurt for eggless version)
  • Butter - 1/2 cup (113 gms unsalted and at room temperature)
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  • Tutti Frutti - 1/2 cup (Add 1 cup if you like more)
  • Cherries - 1/4 cup

Method

  1. Mix the dry ingredients (maida, baking powder and baking soda) in a bowl. Sift it 2-3 times to mix it as well as make it fluffy.
  2. Take the tutti frutti and cherries in a small bowl. Add 2 tbsp of maida and mix well to coat well. This step is important to evenly distribute the tutti frutti throghout the cake. If you skip this step, the tutti frutti will sink to the bottom of the cake while getting baked.
  3. Take a big mixing bowl, add the room temperature butter in it. Whip it with a hand whisk or electric hand blender for 2-3 minutes till it become light and fluffy.
  4. Powder the sugar and add it to the butter. Whip it again for 2-3 minutes till the sugar gets completely dissolved.
  5. Add the room temperature eggs to this one by one and continue whipping. If you want to make the cake lighter, whip the whites seperately and fold in with the batter.
  6. After the mixture gets nice and creamy, add the oil and mix well. Next mix the vanilla essence to this.
  7. Now add the sifted dry ingredients with this prepared wet mix little by little. Add the milk alternatively and mix with a spatula. Do not use electric blender at this stage.
  8. Mix until everything comes together.
  9. Add the flour dusted tutti frutti in this cake mix. Mix well with a spatula.
  10. Prepare a 8" cake pan or a 9x5 loaf pan. I usually add parchment paper at the bottom and apply some oil. Preheat the oven to 170 degree celcius.
  11. Add the cake batter to the prepared cake tin. Tap the cake tin 7-10 times to even out the top and remove the air bubbles. Add few tutti frutti on top.
  12. Bake it for 45 minutes in 8" pan or 60-65 minutes in a loaf pan. If you insert a knife or toothpick it should come out clean.
  13. After it cools a bit, carefully shift the cake in a cooling rack and cool completely before slicing. If you cut  it before that it will crumble up. Enjoy with a cup of tea.

Detailed Steps to make Tutti Frutti Cake

Mix the dry ingredients (maida, baking powder and baking soda) in a bowl. Sift it 2-3 times to mix it as well as make it fluffy.

Tutti Frutti Cake Preparation Step

Take the tutti frutti and cherries in a small bowl. Add 2 tbsp of maida and mix well to coat well. This step is important to evenly distribute the tutti frutti throghout the cake. If you skip this step, the tutti frutti will sink to the bottom of the cake while getting baked.

Tutti Frutti Cake Preparation Step

Take a big mixing bowl, add the room temperature butter in it. Whip it with a hand whisk or electric hand blender for 2-3 minutes till it become light and fluffy.

Powder the sugar and add it to the butter. Whip it again for 2-3 minutes till the sugar gets completely dissolved.

Tutti Frutti Cake Preparation Step

Add the room temperature egg yolks to this one by one and continue whipping. After the mixture gets nice and creamy, add the oil and mix well. Next mix the vanilla essence to this.

Whip the egg whites seperately till it becomes frothy and light. Fold this in with the wet ingredients.

Tutti Frutti Cake Preparation Step

Now add the sifted dry ingredients with this prepared wet mix little by little. Add the milk alternatively and mix with a spatula. Do not use electric blender at this stage. Mix until everything comes together.

Add the flour dusted tutti frutti in this cake mix. Mix well with a spatula.

Tutti Frutti Cake Preparation Step Tutti Frutti Cake Preparation Step

Prepare a 8" cake pan or a 9x5 loaf pan. I usually add parchment paper at the bottom and apply some oil. Preheat the oven to 170 degree celcius.

Add the cake batter to the prepared cake tin. Tap the cake tin 7-10 times to even out the top and remove the air bubbles. Add few tutti frutti on top.

Tutti Frutti Cake Preparation Step

Bake it for 45 minutes in 8" pan or 60-65 minutes in a loaf pan. If you insert a knife or toothpick it should come out clean.

After it cools a bit, carefully shift the cake in a cooling rack and cool completely before slicing. If you cut  it before that it will crumble up. Enjoy with a cup of tea.

Tips

  • In you like orange flavor, add 1/4 cup of orange juice instead of milk. This gives a different taste to the cake.
  • Traditionally only butter is used in the recipe. I have used a combo of butter and oil to make the cake moist.
  • All the ingredients should be in room temperature.

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Comments (2)

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I just typed a friendly comment with more complete sentences, but I somehow deleted it twice and don't want to type it a 3rd time. I apologize, but short and to the point: What is tutti fruitti? Is it the same as the candied fruit bits used in American fruit cakes? And: I really enjoy your emails and recipes-- thank you.
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Thats funny.. Yes, tutti fruitti is the same as candied fruit bits.

Thanks for your comments.

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