How about all your favorite fruits chopped down into a healthy bake?? It is not only pleasing to your eyes, but to your tummy too. Amidst this festive season filled with treats of dry fruits, here is presenting an upside down fresh fruit cake that is made partly with wholewheat flour.
You may use any seasonal fruits and add in dry fruits too, for that additional crunch. Made partly with wholewheat flour, this cake is healthy too. And it uses oil, instead of butter. So here is the recipe to prepare this colorful and delicious cake.
If you want to make it even more interesting to the kids, you may give a chocolate ganache topping or simply pour some melted chocolate over it. And keep in mind to use only sweet and ripe fruits, to avoid any sour taste that may come up after baking. The plums I used were a bit sour, so I used melted chocolate to hide the taste. Cut the fruit slices really thin. These would be used for topping the cake. I have used oranges, kiwi and plum to give that vibrant colors and flavors. You may use apple, pineapple, bananas too.
Upside Down Fresh Fruit Cake
Sieve together all the dry ingredients twice. That is, both the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oil and sugar.
Add in the eggs one by one, whisking after each add.
Once blended well, add the crushed spice mix and vanilla essence, and mix well.
To this mixture add the orange juice and honey, and mix.
Now slowly add the flour mixture to this and fold in carefully.
Take 3/4th of the dry fruits taken and dust them with little flour and add to the batter, mix.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree centigrade.
Sprinkle some sugar to cover the bottom of the tin. This is to crystallize the fruits. (But mine didn't work well, as midway I transferred to cooker, as power went off)
I believe brown sugar would work better for this.
Now arrange the sliced fruits and the remaining dry fruits on the pan.
Drizzle the grated coconut over this.
Now pour the batter carefully.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow to cool, and then relish the fruit of your hard work.. 😉