Saturday, December 15, 2012

Plum Cake

Christmas without plum cake is just like christmas without santa. Yep i cant imagine my christmas celebration without this cake loaded with dry fruits and nuts. Usually i'll soak the dry fruits in rum before a month for making my christmas plum cake but this time when we received this month's Baking partners mail with three different festive cakes, i know i'll be baking this plum cake suggested by Archana of Tangy Minds. I prepared this cake last weekend to take them to my mom's place as my dad just love this cake very much.We just enjoyed each and every bite and this cake turned out absolutely awesome with a beautiful texture.I didnt changed anything apart from the candied orange peels from the original recipe given by Archana,i simply replaced them with fresh orange zest and tutti frutti chunks else i followed each and every step as per the recipe went for.

Nowadays this Baking Partners group is very close to my heart, eventhough we are just passionate home bakers i just love the friendship chain behind this group. If someone have a doubt, definitely there will be an another one to help and share the tips and tricks.Obviously am learning so many tips from them, thanks to Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen, the brain child of this fabulous baking event, for bringing us together and making this wonderful event very interesting every month.


2cups All purpose flour
1cup Raisins
1cup Dated (chopped)
2tbsp Orange Zest
1/2cup Tutti Frutti
1/4cup Rum
1cup Cashew nuts
200grms Butter
2cups Sugar
4nos Eggs (separated)
1tsp Vanilla extract
1tsp Baking powder
1/2tsp Cinnamon powder
1/4tsp Ginger powder
1/4tsp Clove powder
1/4tsp Nutmeg powder

Caramel syrup:
6tbsp Sugar
In a small pan, take the sugar,water and lemon juice given for caramel syrup and swirl pan to mix.

Heat in medium flame until the sugar turns brown and caramelized, add immediately the boiling water and swirl the pan to mix well,keep aside.

Sieve the flour with cinnamon powder,clove powder,nutmeg powder,ginger powder and 3tbsp Water
1/4tsp Lemon juice
1/2cup Boiling water

In a pan, add the rum,dates,raisins,orange zest, tutti frutti chunks and cook everything in medium flame.

Finally add the cashews and cook again for a minutes,put off the stove and keep aside.

baking powder,keep aside.

Preheat the oven to 325F.Grease well a round baking pan with butter and keep aside

Beat together the butter and sugar in a bowl until they turns creamy, add one egg yolk at a time and blend well.

Add the vanilla extract and beat well, gradually add the flour little by little and blend well.

Add the caramelized sugar syrup to the mixing bowl and blend, finally add the fruit and nut mixture to the mixing bowl and gently mix it with a spoon.

Beat the egg whites in an another bowl with a pinch of salt until they turns fluffy and a soft peaks form.

Fold gently the egg whites to the cake batter.

Pour this cake batter to the greased baking pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely.

38 comments:

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Beautifully done :) looks perfect

Deepthi Digvijay said... Reply To This Comment

wow this looks amazing!!!

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect and yummy plum cake,perfectly baked,wish I could have a slice :)

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious Christmas cake.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

wow Priya!!! that is so delicious!! and yes Baking Partners group has become a great way of learning for all of us!!!
Sowmya
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priya satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

My fav cake...perfectly baked and love to finish this whole cake:)

Sonia said... Reply To This Comment

Hi There, Wow...this recipe is looking Wonderful and I'm loving it so much. t is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful recipes.Today only I was wandering what to make, Got it now! I can't wait to try it on my island. Thanks for sharing awesome recipes.
Have a wonderful week ahead and happy holidays !!!
Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Nice choice dear..This festive mood is infectious..!

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and lovely cake dear..

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Nice plum cake.

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Cake turned out good Priya!

Nandita SS said... Reply To This Comment

The cake looks so perfect for the festivities Priya!! Amazing recipe :)

Alessandra said... Reply To This Comment

So yummy!

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Wow perfectly baked cake...looks very festive!

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

I make the same way.

Cake looks tempting.

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect cake Priya...save a slice for me...

Gheza e shiriin said... Reply To This Comment

Tempting & yummy

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Very inviting click, drooling here.

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

wow priya it's a fine bake; love your zest and spirits; bravo gal

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic cake, perfectly done dear!!!

Faseela Noushad said... Reply To This Comment

awesome cake...

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Beautifully done Priya. It is delicious perfect cake.

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

yummy plum cake,beautiful:)
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DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Cake looks perfect.. Neat presentation.. Lovely.. I too baked the same cake.. :)

Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

Super recipe Priya.. I love the richenss plums bring to the cake and a unique plavour!

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Will try this soon as I am having some rum in my pantry. Delicious bake

Bhamathy said... Reply To This Comment

Enjoy your christmas with the awesome plum cake!! Happy holidays

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

Thats the cake that makes the special Christmas more special..Well done dear :)

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Kadhyaa said... Reply To This Comment

perfect for the season wish i could have a piece of it

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful & tasty cake, lovely presentation :)

My Cooking Journey said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cake and very well done. Love your presentation. Good to know you through baking partners :)

Sandhya

Priyas Feast said... Reply To This Comment

Feels like graping some slices... :) Merrt christmas 2 u and ur family

thoushaltcook said... Reply To This Comment

What a stunner

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Rich and pretty cake..very nice.

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful, loving this one.

Sum said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely looking cake!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cake...and I sooo love the combination of flavors in it!

Savitha Ganesan said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful cake .I enjoyed this as well.lovely priya.