Sep 22, 2012

Recipe | Eggless Apricot & Carrot Cake and A Pineapple Trifle

You don't need a reason to indulge in a dessert if you like all that is sweet and which brings you closer to your family on a Sunday! A scrumptious dessert always brings smile on every face. I baked this fruity cake last week and found that a few slices were left in the box. I packed the slices in a zip-lock and refrigerated so that I can use the same for the weekend.
And this delicious fruity Trilfe is what was out after dinner treat during one such weekend while playing a board game together.

  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried Apricots
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. yogurt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Method; Preheat oven at 180°C for 10 minutes and grease a baking tray with oil. Wash and grate two small carrots and chop the Prunes finely. 
Take a large bowl and sift flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder in it. 
In another vessel add oil, yogurt, orange juice, grated carrots, prunes, sugar and mix well. 

Pour the wet ingredients in the dry ingredients and mix lightly with a large spoon. 
Pour the batter in the greased baking tin and bake at 190°C for 30 minutes or till the top turn golden brown. Insert a knife and check, if the knife comes out clean the cake is done. 

Mixed fruit Trifle; 
(makes 2 servings)
  • 1 cup thick Pineapple flavored custard
  • 1 cup chopped fruits (grapes, apples)
  • 1/2 cup canned Del Monte Pineapple 
  • 1 cup roughly sliced cake
  • 2 tbsp. Honey

Method; Chop the fruits into bite size pieces. Drain liquid from the canned pineapple. Take a serving glass and a layer of vanilla custard followed by roughly chopped cake slices and fruits. Pour a tbsp. of honey and serve the Fruity Trifle and enjoy a healthy dessert. 
If you have leftover cake slices do make this absolutely delicious dessert and enjoy your weekend with your family!

Recipe for custard is here;

The recipe is a part of the on-going contest by Del Monte for their products on Indiblogger.

PS; The dried fruits used here are Apricots, you can replace the same with Prunes as well. Thanks for the reminding Anonym. 

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  1. wonderful guys, my kids don't like to eat fruits separately, but this way they would love it , the way you prepare the trifle with eggless prunes, its really looking delicious.

  2. Lovely cake and the trifle looks delicious..

  3. Your cake looks so moist, AND healthy! I actually love prunes, so have been cooking with them more. I bet they make a lovely addition to your gorgeous cake:-) Hugs, Terra

  4. super yummy and soft