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Chocolate Fruit Cake (without oven)

A Rich Chocolate Fruit Cake or Plum cake which can be made in a kadai. This fruit cake can be made without an oven.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 8 servings
Calories 339 kcal


  • 2 cups Black Seedless Raisins
  • ½ cup Dates chopped
  • ½ cup Prunes chopped
  • 100 grams Unsalted Butter
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Honey
  • 1 tsp[ Orange Zest
  • ¼ cup Orange Juice
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour | Maida
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder


How to Make Chocolate Fruit Cake (without oven)

  • Take raisins, dates, prunes, orange zest, orange juice, cocoa powder, butter, brown sugar, honey, water in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Boil for 5 mins.
  • Cool it down for 30 mins.
  • Add in egg and mix well.
  • Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and mix well.
  • Spoon this in a parchment lined baking pan. I used two 6 inch round cake pans.
  • Heat a heavy bottom kadai covered for 10 mins.
  • Now place a separator in the bottom and place cake pan. Cover and cook for 40 to 45 mins till cake is cooked.
  • Remove and cool completely
  • Unmould and serve.

How to Bake Chocolate Fruit Cake

  • Preheat oven to 150 degree C
  • Butter a deep round tin(8 to 10 inchh) and line the bottom with parchment paper or wax paper. Now line the sides with parchment paper as well in the way that the paper is somewhat extended above the tin  which prevents the cake from burning and sticking all over the tin when it rises as it bakes. Butter all over the tin generously and keep it aside.
  • Pour the batter into the tin and bake it the oven for  45 mins to 1 hour
  • The cake looks little moist and sticky on top but has some moist texture in the middle.
  • Remove it from the oven and allow to cool down completely.
  • Now remove it from the tin and allow to cool down completely again. Since you have lined it with parchment paper it won’t be hard to remove the cake from tin.
  • Decorate it as per your wish and serve or store in a air tight container for 3-4 days.



  • You can increase the amount of fruit if you want.
  • If you don't have prunes and dates. Use 2 cups of black raisins.
  • Add in seedless black raisins.
  • You can add ginger powder, cardamom powder, mix spice powder, nutmeg powder for added flavor.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Fruit Cake (without oven)
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 250mg7%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 474IU9%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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