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Rich plum cake

Rich Plum Cake

Rich plum cake

Plum cakes or Christmas fruit cakes are too moist and delicious. The filling of dry fruits with the cake batter makes it more rich and fruity.

Ingredients :

1. For Caramel syrup

  • Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Hot water – 1/2 cup

2. Dry fruits soaked

  • 3 colour tutti fruiti – 1/2 cup
  • Cherry – 1/4 cup
  • Black raisins – 1/4 cup
  • Golden raisin – 1/4 cup
  • Dates chopped – 1/4 cup
  • Cashewnuts chopped – 1/4 cup
  • Almonds chopped – 1/4 cup

Total dry fruit mix = 2 cups

3. Dry ingredients

  • All purpose flour – 1.5 cups + 2 tablespoon
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dry ginger powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/4 teaspoon

4. Wet ingredients

  • Egg – 3
  • Melted butter – 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Method of preparation :

1. Preparing caramel

  • Add 3/4 cup of sugar to a pan and switch on the flame
  • When the sugar starts to melt, prepare hot 1/2 cup of hot water. Make sure the flame is between medium to low.
  • After sometime we can see that the sugar has melted completely and became golden brown in colour.
  • By this time add hot water slowly and carefully.
  • Boil the caramel for 5 minutes and then switch off the flame.
  • Allow the caramel to cool down.

2. Preparing dry fruit mix

  • If you have pre- soaked fruit mixture in rum or wine, you can take two cups of that dry fruits mix.
  • Else, soak the freshly chopped dry fruits in a small portion of caramel kept aside.

4. Mixing of dry ingredients

  • To a siever purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, dry ginger powder and salt
  • Sieve this dry ingredients for 2 to 3 times and keep it aside.

3. Preparing wet ingredients

  • In a large mixing bowl, add 3 eggs.
  • Using egg beater or spatula, mix them till fluffy.
  • Add vanilla essence and mix well
  • Then powdered sugar and mix again
  • Now add melted butter and mix everything properly.
  • Add the prepared caramel syrup and mix gently.

4. Preparation of Plum cake

  • Mix the dry fruits with 3 tablespoon of all purpose flour, so that they don’t get settled at the bottom of the cake.
  • Now to the wet ingredients mix, add the flour mix which is kept aside.
  • Mix the dry ingredients using spoon or spatula. Do not use beater.
  • Add the dry fruit mix to the batter and mix well everything.
  • Line 7 inch cake tin with butter paper.
  • Add batter to the cake tin.
  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 170°C
  • Bake the cake for 55 to 60 minutes or until the tooth pick comes out clean, when checked in the center portion of cake.
  • Allow the cake to cool and then cut it into slices.
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