I don’t know where to begin. Summer is almost over and didn’t even know where did the time go. With the lockdown and kids home since March, it has been super busy where I am not finding the time and on top of it, I have been a bit lazy. Hope you all are having a great summer and staying safe with all that is going around. I have made the Tutti Frutti Cake a few times in the past but I couldn’t take pictures as it didn’t last too long.
What is Tutti Frutti?
- comes from Italian, tutti i frutti which is all fruits, colorful candied fruits
- In India, it is candied fruit made with raw papaya
- In US, it is soaked in brandy or other spirits
- used in cakes, cookies and as a topping on ice-cream
Tutti Frutti Cake is a very popular tea time cake in India and Pakistan. You will find these in your local bakeries. When I moved here in the US, I never saw this kind of cake in the bakeshops, but they use the candied fruits for the fruit cakes made around Christmas time. This cake is similar to a pound cake without the candied fruit which we get in US.
The colorful candied fruit also reminds me of Christmas and this cake can make a X-mas gift when wrapped in a decorative manner, or bake it in a bundt cake pan to make it look more attractive.
Where can you find Tutti Fruitti?
It is easily available at all Indian grocery stores. I have also seen at one of the American grocery stores in the baking section. If you can’t find it can be made at home using raw papaya or watermelon rinds boiled and dipped into the colored sugar syrup.
You can find the entire recipe on the recipe card below
The cake is so simple to make and definitely reminded me of my days back in India when we were little. Britannia was the brand who made regular bread and this was one of their delicacies at that time. I am sure it still is along with many more.
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Tutti Frutti Cake | Tea time cake
- 1.5 all-purpose flour
- ½ cup butter
- 2 eggs
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp pineapple essence
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup plus additional to top it off
- 1 tbsp all-purpose for coating Tutti Frutti
- Preheat the oven at 335 F. Also grease a loaf pan or a bundt pan whatever you are using. Once greased generously, sprinkle a little flour and turn the pan upside down to take the access out.
- In an electric mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar well, it will take about 5-6 mins. Make sure butter and eggs are at room temperature. Once it is light n fluffy, add 1 egg at a time and keep the mixer going.
- Now add whatever essence you are using, I used pineapple if you don't have pineapple you can also use vanilla too.
- In a mixing bowl, sift all the dry ingredients. And in another small bowl, add your half cup of tutti frutti along with the tablespoon of flour. Mix it together to coat the fruit.
- Add room temperature milk to the wet ingredients and mix together. Now add the flour slowly while the mixer is running at a slow speed.
- Mix until everything is mixed well. Do not overmix the batter.
- Fold the tutti frutti that you put aside. Pour the batter into the baking pan.
- Tap it to level the batter and sprinkle about a tablespoon of tutti fruitti on top.
- Bake it for an hour at 335F or until the toothpick is clean.
- Once you take it out of the oven, let it sit in the pan itself for 10 mins.
- Take the cake out of the pan and let it cool completely on the cooling rack.
- Cut into slices and serve it with hot tea.