Christmas Plum Cake Recipe -Alcohol Free Version

2013-12-18
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  • Yield : 500gm
  • Servings : 5
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 50m
  • Ready In : 60m

Plum Cake is a rich dense cake packed with dry fruits and nuts flavoured with spices usually made during Christmas.

Plum Cake is made in different parts of the world with slight variations. In India, plum cake is found everywhere during Christmas season, although it is also available commonly throughout the year. Traditionally the dry fruits are soaked in rum for a month before making the cake. To make cake without alcohol cook the fruits in apple juice (or orange juice) for 5-10 minutes. This cake is a alcohol free version.

Try out this Quick and Easy Christmas Plum Cake Recipe.

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Eggs - 3 nos
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 2 tsp
  • Butter - 150 gms
  • Vanilla extract -1 tsp
  • Raisins - 1/2 cup
  • Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Tutti frutti - 1/2 cup
  • All spice powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Grated lemon zest - 1/2 tsp
  • Cherries - 5 (chopped)
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup (To make caramel)
  • Water - 2 tbs
  • Warm water - 1/4 cup
  • Orange juice - 1 cup

Method

Step 1

Sieve the all purpose flour, baking powder, all spice powder (1 clove + 1 cardamom pod + small piece of cinnamon + a pinch nutmeg), salt and combine altogether evenly.

Step 2

Soak the fruits in fresh orange juice. Leave it overnight at room temperature.

Step 3

Heat a pan and melt the butter and add a cup of sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Now add the flour mixture little by little and beat well.

Step 4

Mix the 1/4 cup of sugar with 1 tbsp of water and melt over medium low flame until the sugar dissolves and caramelizes. Now remove the pan from the heat and add 1/4 cup of warm water slowly and mix well. Caramel is ready.

Step 5

Add the caramel mixture,soaked raisins, nuts, tutti frutti, cherries, grated lemon zest, vanilla extract into the batter and mix them with a spoon thoroughly.

Step 6

Grease a medium baking pan with butter and pour the batter.

Step 7

Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Bake the cake for 45 minutes.Remove from the ovan and insert a toothpick into cake and if it comes out clean then cake is baked.

Step 8

Cool the cake for 10 minutes and cut into slices.

Step 9

Tasty plum cake is ready.

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