Christmassy Sponge

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Eggless sponge cake:
  • 1/2 cup - chopped nuts (walnut, almonds, cashews, raisins, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup - tutti frutti bits
  • 8-10 - dried figs, chopped
  • 1 cup - white butter icing
  • 1/2 cup - cream, fresh
  • 1/2 cup - icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup - water
  • 2 tbsp - sugar, granulated
  • 1/2 cup - canned cherries
  • 10-12 - iced green leaves
  • 5-6 - glaced cherries
  • Green coloured sugar (optional)

How to Make Christmassy Sponge

  • Follow any eggless cake recipe for making the batter. Once batter is ready, fold in the nuts and tutti frutti.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200 C for 7 minutes and 170 C for 25 minutes.
  • Alter as per individual ovens, if required.
  • Check if done by passing a skewer through the centre of the cake.
  • Cool tin well before unmolding as for an eggless sponge.
  • Warm water and granulated sugar till it dissolves.
  • Halve or quarter figs and immerse in the water.
  • Soak for 10 minutes. Keep aside.
  • Cut in half horizontally. Place cut sides up.
  • Use the water in which the figs were soaked or canned cherry syrup.
  • Sprinkle generously on both halves of the cake till soaked.
  • Beat chilled cream and icing sugar till thick and light.
  • Fold in drained cherries.
  • Place lower half of the cake in a cake plate.
  • Pile on the whipped cream and spread.
  • Arrange the drained figs on cream. Put the upper half of cake on it.
  • Cover the whole cake with white butter icing.
  • Smoothen with a knife.
  • Decorate with piped icing, iced leaves, glaced cherries, and coloured sugar; or use your choice of decorations.
  • Cool in the fridge for at least half an hour before cutting.
  • Variation: Change the choice of fruit or dry fruit as per you choice.