Chocolate Cake (Eggless) and Fruit & Nut Drops

This Christmas, we have two more recipes of delectable dishes for your Christmas Baking with Marlana

Christmas Recipe

Eggless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting – Makes 8 to 12 pieces

For the Cake

  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ½ cup raisins or chopped figs/walnuts (optional)


Sift together the cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Cream together the sugar and oil. Add 1/3 of dry ingredients with half the yogurt and mix well. Add the next third of dry ingredients with remaining yogurt and finally the last third of dry ingredients. Mix. Bake in a greased and floured 10 inch loaf pan or an 8 inch square baking pan for 20-25 minutes at 180°C. Turn out onto a rack to cool. Frosting is optional.

For the Frosting

Melt 100 gm of bittersweet chocolate with ½ cup butter. Add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar or more if needed. Spread over the cooled cake.

Fruit & Nut Drops – Makes 36

  • 3 cups chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts)
  • 2 ½ cups coconut flakes (we used freshly grated and squeezed dry)
  • 1 ½ cup pineapple chopped fine
  • 1 ½ cup cherries chopped fine
  • 1 cup pitted and chopped best quality dates
  • 1 ½ cups sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup rice flour

Grease a cookie sheet well. Put 2 tbsp. flour on top and shake well to cover the grease, then tap off excess. Mix the condensed milk and rice flour to a smooth paste. Add all remaining ingredients. Drop tablespoons of the mixture on the cookie sheet 1 inch apart and bake for 23 minutes at 180°C. Remove with a spatula and cool on a rack.

Enjoy and share with us how they turn out.

Also check out  Chocolate Peanut No-Bake Pie

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