Plum Cake Recipe | Best Plum cake with step by step pictures

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DSC02013Best Plum cake recipe with step by step pictures. Hello friends.. how is Christmas planning going on????? Manila, Holidays mood is everywhere!! Let me tell you always My food love is connected to some memories and sometimes it’s little emotional too. This plum cake has a little story behind.. During my school days, one of my favourite teachers bought us a plum cake, it tasted Soo Soo Yummy!! I asked her where did she get it from? so that i can take a bite whenever i want!) 🙂 🙂 I noticed that’s one of famous shop around my place, and i can’t believe its really small one too and people standing in a queue to buy cakes!! I bought my favourite plum cake! It tasted so delicious!! it always makes you take another bite and another bite and keep going.. When i decided to bake this cake at home!! i was totally excited and super – satisfied because it’s been a long while I am a tasted. A small bite took me to good old school days memories! This is Beautiful, Extra- delicious, and superb!

Let me come to this recipe When i decided to bake for Christmas post! If u get the ingredients in store bought- its so quick and easy!! And this will not take much time like soaking the fruits a day ahead.  Or if ur making at home-made candied fruits just plan 1 day ahead, however, it would take just 10 to 15 minutes work! That’s it!!  I’m so happy looking at the colour it turned out!  the colour of the cake very much depends on the caramel. usually, for making caramel custard we make in golden syrup, otherwise it might turn bitter, for this recipe it specifically mentioned the caramel should be a dark brown, when i tasted it was completely bitter, i was worried, it will spoil the cake!! But the end result is awesome!!! The bitterness had not affected the cake, in fact the texture, colour is super good!This is my favourite cake now it’s hearty, perfectly sweet, moist, tender, little spiced. I should tell you this is the BEST! 

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Best Plum Cake Recipe- How to make Plum cake


Ingredients

  • All purpose flour/Maida- 1 cup
  • Baking powder- 2 tsp
  • Eggs- 3
  • Butter- 3/4th cup
  • Sugar- 3/4th cup for batter + 2.5 tbs – for making fruit mixture
  • Red wine- 70 ml
  • Black raisins- 1/2 cup
  • Tuitty Fruitty- 1/4 cup
  • Candied Ginger- 1 tbs (store bought please check Notes for home- made)
  • Candied Orange Peel- 1 tbs (store bought please Notes for home made)
  • Nutmeg powder- 1.5 tbs
  • Honey- 1 tsp
  • Molasse/dates syrup- 1 tsp (i used lion dates syrup)
  • Caramel- 1 tbs
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Lemon- zest- 1tsp

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven 150 degree C for 15minutes.
  2. In a cookin pan,add redwine, dried ginger, dried orange, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add raisins, tuitty fruitty mix them well, simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Add honey mix and cook for another 3 minutes. Honey gives an excellent glaze to the mixture, after 3 to 4 minutes you can see all the red wine is completely absorbed by all the fruit mixture.. this is consistency. let it come to room temperature.
  5. Once it comes to room temperature, add nutmeg powder and give them a good mix.
  6. Meanwhile, Mix all purpose flour and baking soda keep aside.
  7. we can make a cake batter, beat butter and eggs until fluffy.
  8. Add 1 eggs at a time and beat until all the egg mixture is combined.
  9. Add molasses and caramel while beating the mixture, now you have got the brown mixture.
  10. Add fruit mixture and beat them until its combined.
  11. Add all-purpose flour and gently fold them
  12. Pour in the greased tray and bake it for 50 minutes at 150 degree C
  13. Slice them once it comes to room temperature.
  14. Plum cake is ready!!

Notes

Home made:

For candied Ginger- Simmer the chopped ginger in water for 15 minutes, drain and combine them with equal amount of sugar, some reserved ginger water,in a sauce pan, sugar crystal eventually evaporates! when there is no liquid left in the pan, it means its READY!! Bring them to a cool temperature.

For candied orange – Simmer the chopped orange peel in water for 15 minutes , drain and combine them with equal amount of sugar, in a sauce pan, sugar crystals eventually evaporates. When there us no liquid left in the pan, its Ready!! bring them to a cool temperature.

For caramel- mix 2 tbs sugar + 1 tsp of water and bring them to boil, keep stirring until the colour changes to golden brown- i recommend making this caramel before adding otherwise it might turn hard if u made ahead.

you can use dates syrup instead of molasses.

Gently fold the All purpose flour until combined – DO NOT BEAT THEM otherwise the cake might turn hard.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Continental

Step by step pictures:

These are the ingredients for plum cake
These are the ingredients for plum cake
In a cooking pan, add 70 ml red wine
In a cooking pan, add 70 ml red wine
Add 2.5 tbs of sugar
Add 2.5 tbs of sugar
Add 1 tsp of Lemon zest
Add 1 tsp of Lemon zest
Add 1tbs of dried ginger
Add 1tbs of dried ginger
Add 1 tbs of dried orange peel
Add 1 tbs of dried orange peel
Add 1 tsp of lemon juice
Add 1 tsp of lemon juice
Cook them for 3 to 4 minutes
Cook them for 3 to 4 minutes
See the ginger and orange flavours are infused in wine..
Here, the ginger and orange flavours are infused in wine..
Now, add 1/2 cup of black raisins
Now, add 1/2 cup of black raisins
Add 1/4 cup of tufty fruitty
Add 1/4 cup of tufty fruitty
Mix them well..
Mix them well..
cook them in simmer for 10 minutes..
cook them in simmer for 10 minutes..
Add 1 tbs of honey and cook them for 2 minutes.. you can see a glaze on the raisins mixture..
Add 1 tbs of honey and cook them again for 2 minutes.. you can see a glaze on the raisins mixture..
See, now the wine is completely absorbed by raisins.. this is the perfect consistency to stop cooking further. Let it cool down!!
See, now the wine is completely absorbed by raisins.. this is the perfect consistency to stop cooking further. Let it cool down!!
After its comes to room temperature, add 1.5 tbs of nutmeg powder
After its comes to room temperature, add 1.5 tbs of nutmeg powder. This gives an excellent flavour to this recipe.
Mix them well.. now the Fruits for plum cake is ready!!! lets make the cake batter..now.
Mix them well.. now the Fruits for plum cake is ready!!! lets make the cake batter..now.

 For Cake Batter:

Add 3/4th cup of sugar in mixing bowl
Add 3/4th cup of sugar in mixing bowl
Add 3/4th cup of butter
Add 3/4th cup of butter

"Beat

Add 1 eggs at a time and beat them until fluffy i had beated up 3 eggs.. for this recipe..
Add 1 eggs at a time and beat them until fluffy i had beaten up 3 eggs.. for this recipe..
Add 1 tsp date syrup/molasses
Add 1 tsp date syrup/molasses
Add 1 tbs of Caramel and beat them well
Add 1 tbs of Caramel and beat them well
Add the fruit mixture and beat them up.
Add the fruit mixture and beat them up.
Mix 1 cup of all purpose flour+ 2 tsp of baking powder
Mix 1 cup of all purpose flour+ 2 tsp of baking powder
Add all purpose flour and gently fold them until combined! Do not beat them otherwise it might turn hard, so just give a gentle folding.
Add all purpose flour and gently fold them until combined! Do not beat them otherwise it might turn hard, so just give a gentle folding.
Now the plum cake mixture is ready!!
Now the plum cake mixture is ready!!
Grease ur baking tray with butter
Grease ur baking tray with butter
Pour in the mixture..
Pour in the mixture..
Tap it twice to remove the air bubbles.
Tap it twice to remove the air bubbles.
Now place in the pre-heated oven for 45 to 50 minutes at 150 degree C
Now place in the pre-heated oven and bake  for 45 to 50 minutes at 150 degree C
After 50mins, let it comes to room temperature before cutting!
After 50mins, let it comes to room temperature before Slicing!
Care fully demould the tray!! Tada Your Plum cake is ready!!
Care fully demould the tray!! Tada Your Plum cake is ready!!

Plum cake is ready!! Its YUMMYYY!! Do you want to taste it? Do try and fall in love with this cake!! 

If u make this recipe, Please let me know! Take a picture and post it on my  FACEBOOK ,@Nitisclickncook  on twitter or leave a comment. So we can see! 🙂 🙂 

Merry Christmas! Cheers!

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12 Comments

  1. These look so good!! Picture looks great and color look awesome!!!

  2. You are a Awesome! Going to try this with Rich plum cake for Christmas!!! because I can’t kick my Plum cake obsession!

    1. Hai! Katrina! yes! plum cakes are all time favourite! do try this recipe and let me know! Thank you so much 🙂

  3. I watched your other recipes, and it looks like a WINNER. Can’t wait to try it with the plums, but I’m going to use this recipe with ripe peaches and nectarines. Thank you MO and COOKIE!

    1. Hai.. Fathima! Thank you so much for ur comment! Wow! Thats nice! Do try and pls let me know how it turned out!

  4. I’ve had similar desserts while living in Munich, Germany, so I wanted to try Nithi’s recipe. The only changes that I made was that I used 1 cup sugar and just 3 black plums with a touch of brown sugar sprinkled on top.

    It was delicious! Not too sweet or tart. The crust is cake-like and crispy –the spiraled plum slices made a beautiful presentation! It would make a perfect breakfast coffee-cake too.

    Good Job and Keep posting!!!

    1. Hai, kimberly! Wow! Thats a beautiful presentation, i could imagine how it would be! Im glad that it turned out well! Thank you so much for dropping me a comment!

  5. These look gorgeous! Wish I had some plum and wine/rum right now so I could make these.

  6. At the outset thanks for this wonderful recipe.
    I have two queries :
    1) Can we omit the red wine, since I cannot use it at home? What is the closest substitute?
    2) Can I prepare the dates syrup at home? What is the closest substitute?

    Thanks in advance,
    Neelam

    1. Hi Neelam,
      The closest substitute for red wine is grape juice or apple juice, or you can also omit red wine for this recipe.
      For date syrup you can substitute with honey or maple syrup or molasses. There will be a slight different in flavour, of course.

      Happy Baking! Enjoy..

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