Wednesday, December 24, 2014


There are many gifts under the Christmas Tree
But the best one is the gift of your Friendship.
Merry Christmas, And A Happy New Year To All My Friends!!

I am sharing with you this Christmas Cake, which I made yesterday. I have been looking for a good  recipe for a Vegan Christmas cake, and finally after searching a lot and seeing various vegan cakes, I chose this  recipe. Though I followed the basic recipe, I added my own choice of dry as well as fresh fruits to it, and also added cocoa powder which is not in the recipe. I used more of Multi grain flour than white flour, and instead of soya milk I added coconut milk. I  had soaked the fruits in rum for about a week. This delicious cake contains absolutely no eggs  and no dairy products.
Veganism is from India basically, but the westerners have made it more popular, and are reaping the innumerable benefits from following it. 
I dedicate this Christmas Cake to my son, who has turned into a vegan, and is enjoying every bit of it. Maybe, from being  just a vegetarian, I might also turn  into a vegan some time in future.
It takes about one hour forty five minutes for the cake to bake. I was worried, as the power cuts are pretty normal and unpredictable here, and just as I feared the power went off after about half an hour, luckily I was there, and I could shift my oven to the point where we have the UPS connection.
With bated breath, I waited to see, the final product, which to my great relief had turned out quite well.

I waited patiently for the cake to cool, and was pleased, when I could easily remove the cake from the pan.I was ready with my camera to shoot some pictures of the cake fresh out of the oven. I just can't tell you how happy I was that my cake was safe and good.
I kept pouring the left over rum from the fruits by spoon, so that the cake remains moist.

The next day, I was shocked to see a slice from the cake had been cut: the culprit, was my husband, he couldn't wait till Christmas to inaugurate it.....
Anyway, it did not matter.
I made some Cranberry sauce too, to go with the Christmas Cake.
I also decorated the cake as best as I could to give it a festive look.
Here are the pictures:

I liked the idea of decorating the cake with gold lace, which I had seen somewhere in the net. I was lucky, I found a gold lace, and I was so happy I could use it. (BTW, I am a lace freak, I have all kinds of lace, to be used at some point or other on my dresses).

How do you like my Christmas Cake story?

All I want for this Christmas :
every friend of mine who is reading this
to be healthy, happy and loved!
Wishing You
Winter Cheer!
Happy Holidays!!!!!


  1. Merry Christmas, Rama! Have a great one with all your love ones. Mei

  2. Thank you Mei.
    Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. Thank you, dear Rama! I like the cake, it looks great and I bet it is yummy too; may be you give us the recipe too:)

    No snowflakes here, yet. On the contrary, it was unusual warm: 16-17 degrees C. I wish you and your family Happy Holidays! Traveling Hawk

    1. Maybe, winter has not come in it's full gear to your part of world. Anyway snowflakes can't be very far behind.Thanks for your wishes.
      The link for the recipe is:

  4. Nice looking and mouthwatering cake.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    1. Thank you KP. Let this new Year be full of happiness and good health!

  5. A fantastic, fabulous, stunning and heartfelt Christmas story, Rama I loved every bit of it and tasted the cake virtually.. so one more piece gone there :-)

    1. Yes one more piece gone to my friend's stomach, thank you.

  6. Your photos are so lovely and your header is gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you. :)

  7. Nice cake story! I have to try this soon.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Thanks for the wishes!

    1. You would surely love it Sandhya. Thanks.

  8. That cake looks so rich and delicious!!!
    Happy holidays!!!!

  9. Thank you Red Handed!
    Happy Holidays to you too!
    Welcome to my blogs

  10. Sugary cake, bygone merry Christmas and ensuing pleasant new year,altogether delightful.Aesthetic decoration is adorned with religious harmony symbols like trident spine(trishul), diagrammatic swastika etc.Beautiful cake making the viewer a glutton.

  11. Hello Rama, your header photo is amazing and the photos of the cake awesome. The cake looks grand, fit to be eaten by kings and queens. Fabulous. Have a wonderful holiday,

  12. Aww...that looks soooooooo lovely! Wishing you a very Happy Festive Season Rama :)

  13. beautiful cake
    Happy new year to you