PLUM CAKE (CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE) GUEST POST BY MANJU G.RAO
The festive season is here and naturally we associate Christmas with cakes and other goodies!
Today, I am delighted to share a Guest Post for Plum Cake ( Christmas Fruit Cake) 🎂 🍰 sent in by my friend, Manju G Rao.
Here's her recipe and picture. She has started taking orders and delivers within her home town, Kanhangad, in Kerala, India. We wish her all success in her new venture,
This cake looks too yummy!
For all of you who are celebrating Chritsmas, we wish you a Very Merry Christmas!
- All Purpose Flour (Maida) ---3/4 cup
- Eggs ---2
- Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
- Sunflower Oil__1/4 cup
- Sugar Powder-- 1/4cup ( add 4-5 cloves while powdering)
- Baking Powder--1 tsp
- Baking Soda- --1/2 tsp
- Salt -- a pinch
- Seedless Black Raisins--1/2 cup
- Golden Raisins. ---1/4 cup
- Tutti Frutti, Cherries, Cashew bits--1/4 cup altogether
- Orange Peel Candies or Orange Zest--1 tsp
- Caramalized Sugar, 1/2 cup
To caramelize the sugar: In a thick bottom pan, heat half cup sugar, when it changes the colour to golden brown, add one cup hot water( this process should be done with care as it's too hot) bring to a boil, then add all the dry fruits mentioned above except cashew bits, cook for 5 minutes until the caramel becomes slightly thick. Keep this for 2 hours until it cools( or can store this in refrigerator and can use whenever needed.)
Take a clean bowl without any water content ,break two eggs in it
Add vanilla essence, and powdered sugar
Beat with a hand beater until fluffy ( 2-3 minutes) or can use a mixie jar for this
Then add oil, mix gently, add APF (Maida) little by little, mix softly without any lumps
(Important: Maida should be seieved well with baking powder and baking soda before mixing with egg batter)
Next add the caramel with dry fruits, mix well,
Finally add cashew bits, pour into a greased pan and bake for 45-50 minutes at 170 degree.