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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