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Sugar Free Fruit Cake

Tuti Fruti / Ruehrkuchen mit Fruchten

Recipe by Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

This one I learned when I was in Germany. I was there during Wheinnacten / Christmas, when everyone was preparing such tasty cakes. I learned this from my friend Ella, this is her family recipe. Hope you also enjoy as I do.

Ingredients vegetarian 10 servings

    • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup chopped golden raisins
    • 1 cup of green kishmish (raisins)
    • ½ cup of cranberries
    • 1 ½ cups of chopped walnuts
    • ½ tsp of salt
    • 1 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple jam
    • ¼ cup grated orange and lemon peels
    • ¼ cup orange juice
    • 5-8 packets artificial sweetener (as per taste)
    • 1 tsp baking soda


    1. Mix sugar substitute with orange juice. Pour over chopped cranberries. Soak 1 hour, mixing often.
    2. Mix raisins, nuts, lemon orange peel and pineapple jam mix it in the flour until well coated.
    3. Add the cranberries and orange juice mixture.
    4. Sprinkle baking soda over mixture, and mix.
    5. Fold in the mixture well don’t stir. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 inch loaf pan.
    6. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 40 minutes.
    7. Cool and serve with fresh strawberry or raspberry syrup or just plain with tea or coffee.
    8. For syrup you can crush the frozen raspberries or strawberries and boil them sugar and water. For every cup of berries add ½ cup of sugar and 2 glass of water. After the mixture is thickened or turned syrupy, strain it and cool down the syrup. You can use this over pancakes, bread, cakes or salads.


    lavanya shastry

    wow cake with a jam thats really great


    I agree with Rabz and Ritika, I am thinking to make this on my babies bday and will make frosting also..Do you know any recipe for homemade frosting?

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Thanks Riitka and Rabz. Do try this


    Hi Chitra!useful one for diabetic patients.Ur Marble cake was an excellent one.I made it and everyone loved it at home.Thanx for sharing.Keep posting recipes like that.



    Hi Chitra tis is a wonderful & useful recipe, I must give it a try to see how some of my diabetic uncles like it or not.Thanks.