Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas with Plum Cake

Wish u all A Merry Christmas!!!

From Last year I was planning to make Plum cake for Christmas, but some how I missed it. But this year I prepared it wel in advanced. Soaked the nuts in Rum 5 days back. And yes My plum cake turned out very nice.



Ingredients


Chopped dry fruits - 1 cup (dates, black raisins, walnuts, dry cherries, cashews, almond, Tuty fruity)

Rum - 1/2 cup

Orange peel - 1 teaspoon

Maida - 1 cup

Powdered sugar - 1, 1/4 cup

Baking Powder - 1 Teaspoon

Nutmeg powder - 1/8 teaspoon

Dry ginger Powder - 1/8 teaspoon

Cinnamon Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

Cardamom Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

Butter - 100 gms.

Eggs - 3

Orange juice - 1 tablespoon Vanilla essence - 1 teaspoon

Sugar - 1/2 cup for caramel



Procedure

Soak all chopped nuts and orange peel in a Rum for 4-5 days. You can store it in a fridge for a longer.

For Caramel
In a nonstick pan heat 1/2 cup of sugar on low flame. Continuously stir till it melts fully and caramalised. Now add 1/4 th cup of water and stir it immediately. Boil it for another 1 minute and let it cool it for some time.

Now the main part. Beat butter and sugar till becomes fluffy. Now add eggs one by one and beat it for 3-4 minutes. Mean while sift Maida and Baking Powder. Now add sifted maida and Baking powder in the beaten batter Then add all spice powders, then caramel syrup. Mix it properly with cut fold. Now add Soaked dry frits, orange juice and vanilla essence. Mix it with moving spatula in one direction. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease the Square baking tray or place a grease proof paper or Butter paper. Pour the batter in the tray. Bake the mixture for about 25 - 30 Minutes or when you pierce the tip of the knife and it comes out clean. Cool it on a rack . For authentic taste sprinkle some rum on the cake and then serve it.

10 comments:

Kurinji said...

Wow cake looks yummy and lovely presentation....
Marry Christmas!!!
Kurinji

Akila said...

wow what a cake.... i am drooling over here....

Padhu said...

Lovely cake .Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Priya said...

Gorgeous and beautiful plum cake..Xmas wishes to u and ur family..

Cilantro said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you & your family!

Swathi said...

Plum cake looks delicious.

Wish you and family a Merry Christmas and happy holidays

Pushpa said...

Yummy fruit cake,Merry Christmas.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful looking Plum cake. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, those slices look heavenly. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Sayali said...

thanks for following.. i liked the name of your blog 'Khaugiri' :)

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