Saturday, 29 December 2012

Plum Cake

This is an essential cake made in each and every catholic household during Christmas. This cake is rich and has a fruity and nutty flavour and one just can't stop eating a single slice. The cake needs some advance preparation as the fruits have to be marinated in rum. Traditionally the fruits and nuts are marinated for nearly a month but I marinated them only for a week and still the result was awesome.

Ingredients :

50 gm.........................dry raisins
50 gm .........................seedless black currants
50 gm.........................seedless prunes
50gm ..........................seedless plums
50 gm..........................tutty fruity
50gm............................seedless dates
50 gm..........................cashews
50 gm .........................walnuts
5 tbsp.........................Rum ( Old Monk )
50 gm .........................Fine Rawa ( semolina )
200 gm .......................Maida (All purpose flour)
2 tsp.............................( clove, cinnamon , nutmeg powder)
1/2 cup..........................sugar ( to make caremelised water)
280 gm .......................Amul butter
225 gm .......................Sugar
6 ..................................eggs
2 tbsp.........................baking powder.




Method :






             One week prior to making the cake, cut plums , prunes , cashews and walnuts to smaller pieces .
              Mix all the dry fruits and nuts and marinate them in the rum, and keep them in a glass bowl.
                       Everyday stir the fruits and nuts for rum to be evenly absorbed.





                      On the day of preparing cake take 6 eggs and separate the yolks and whites.
                                Now in a big bowl take 280 gm butter at room temparature .
                                   Powder the sugar and add it to butter and mix well.
 Now go on adding 1 yolk and 1 spoon rawa at a time and go on beating well till all yolks and rawa is over.
                                         Add 1 tbsp baking powder and mix well.
Beat the 6 egg whites till very stiff and add to the above , mix well and let the mixture rest for 4 to 5 hours.





                                Now heat a heavy bottom pan and add the 1/2 cup sugar.
                                 Keep on stirring , after some time it will start melting.
            When it becomes dark brown in colour go on adding 1/2 cup water to make caremel water.
                                                        Keep this water aside and let it cool.
   After five hours to the above kept mixture of rawa and eggs add maida little at time mixing well each time.
                                Add  the clove , cinnamon and nutmeg powder and mix well.
                                                       Add the caremelised sugar water.
                     Add remaining 1 tbsp baking powder and in the end add marinated fruits and nuts.






                                                   Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the microwave.
                                                                Cut in desired shape.



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4 comments:

  1. Beautiful cake,my favourite.

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