Sunday, December 25, 2011

Plum Cake/Fruit Cake

Hi friends!Happy Christmas to all........this is my first attemp to bake plum cake or fruit cake.Happy that it came out so well and all liked it so much!!!!!!!!So thought will post it today because theres no christmas without plum cake.

Now to the recipe:






















Ingredients:

2 1/4C All purpose flour
1 1/2C Butter room temp
1 1/4C Powdered sugar
5 Eggs room temp
1 1/2tsp Baking powder
1/4tsp Baking soda
A pinch of salt
1/2 to 1C Caramel syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
1/2tsp Cinnamon powder
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
2 Cloves
1/4tsp Nutmeg powder
2 to 3C Dry fruits and nuts(cashews,black currants,raisins,cherries etc)
2C Fresh orange juice for soaking the fruits and nuts
Icing sugar for dusting




































Method:

1.Seive the dry ingredients(flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt) and keep aside.
2.Seperate egg yolks and whites.
3.Powder the sugar along with spices.
4.Caramalize 1/2 to 3/4 c sugar till dark brown be carefl not to burn the sugar.
5.Add 1/2 C hot water to this cramelized sugar.This should be done very slowly otherwise the hot bubbles may burn your hand.
6.Keep this aside.
7.Now beat the egg whites till stiff peaks appears.
8.Now beat the egg yolks and sugar in another bowl till very creamy.
9.Add softened butter to this and beat well.
10.Add the caramelized sugar syrup to this egg and butter mixture.



















11.Toss the soaked fruits and nuts to the flour mixture.
12.Fold in this flour and nuts mixture to the butter mixture very slowly.
13.After the flour is mixed well fold in the egg whites slowly to this.
14.Pre heat the oven at 200 degree C for 10 to 15 mins.
15.Grease the cake tins and line it with butter paper.
16.Pour the batter to the prepared tins.
17.Bake at 180 degree for 45 mins to 1 hr or till the tester comes out clean.
18.It took almost 1hr for me.
19.Cool the cakes in tin for 20 mins and then remove from the tins.
20.Allow the cakes to cool completely sprinkle the icing sugar on the cakes.
21.slice and serve.



















Notes:

1.Soak the fruits in orange juice for atleast one week.

6 comments:

Neetz said...

that looks awesome!!!

Priya said...

Omg, super delicious and rich looking fruit cake..

Az said...

That cake looks delicious! I am so drooling...

Roshu said...

Ma fav!!!
Bookmarked!!!!

createwithmom said...

delicious cake and presentation

Sona - Quick Picks said...

hello Faji, thanks for following my blog. You have a lovely space as well. And hey, thanks for sharing this recipe. Soaking the fruits in orange juice. That is one great option, esp for us in kuwait, where we dont get drinks to prepare it in its own most natural way. the cake luks great!

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