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Best Tutti Frutti Cake Recipe

Tutti Frutti Cake is a very basic spongy vanilla loaf cake that's studded with colorful candied papaya bits know as Tutti Frutti. It's very easy to make with basic baking ingredients & it's a much loved tea time cake that tastes best with a hot cuppa.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Tutti Frutti cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1 Loaf
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Meghna Chakraborty



  • In a clean dry bowl add the Butter beat at medium speed with the help of a handheld beater.
  • Add the powdered sugar and cream very well until the color changes to pale white, the mixture turns fluffy & airy.
  • Next, add one egg at a time beating well. The batter at this point will turn into a pale yellow color. Add the Vanilla Essence at this point while beating the eggs.
  • Now, in a separate bowl sift the all-purpose flour or maida & the baking powder together, whisk well.
  • Next, add the above Maida or allpurpose flour + baking powder mixture into the wet ingredients in 2-3 parts.
  • Continue beating at medium speed until the flour or maida incorporates well into the wet ingredients.
  • Now, add the 1 tbsp maida to the tutti fruttis & mix well with a spoon to coat them well.
  • Add the tutti frutti & the lemon zest and fold with the help of a rubber spatula in a clockwise motion, taking care not to knock out the air from the batter.
  • Grease a 8x5" baking tin with butter or oil. Line it with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Pre-Heat the oven at 350 F or 180 C.
  • Pour the batter gently into the greased tin, even it out on the top with the help of a rubber spatula. Tap the tin to knock out any air bubbles in the batter.
  • Bake it at 350 F or 180 C for 30 mins or more. Until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the cake.


NOTES: Refer the 14 Tricks section in the blog.

Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.

Cake Tin Used: 8" X 5"
PLEASE NOTE: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet or special diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator!
Nutrition Facts
Best Tutti Frutti Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (76g))
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 210mg9%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1slice (76g) | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 210mg | Sugar: 35g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.7mg