SharePlum cake is integral part of any Christmas celebration.My husband and myself decided to bake this scrumptious cake for our wedding anniversary.This delicious and moist cake goes really well with a hot cup of tea.

Ingredients:
  • Raisins – 1 cup
  • Chopped Dates – 1 cup
  • Candied fruits– 1/2 cup
  • Lemon/Orange peel-1/2cup
  • Chopped Cashewnuts – 2 cups
  • Orange juice – 1 cup
  • Maida – 4 cups
  • Baking powder – 3 tsp
  • Butter – 4cups
  • Sugar – 4 cups
  • Sugar – 1 cup (to make caramel syrup)
  • Eggs – 12
  • Garam masala/all spice powder-3tsp
  • Salt – /2tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 4 tsp
Soak all the dry fruits in orange juice for atleast one day.
Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
Place 1 cup of sugar in the saucepan and add 2 tbsp of water.Turn the stove to high and place the pan on the stove and let it boil.When a dark brown colored caramel forms,remove the pan from the stove and very carefully add 1 cup of water to the caramel for it may splash.
Stir the contents well to dissolve the caramel. Keep this aside.
Sift flour and baking powder, a couple of times and keep ready.
In a large container, whisk butter first and then add 4 cups of sugar and whisk again, until it is creamy.
Add eggs and whisk well.
Pour in the caramel syrup, the spice powder, salt and vanilla extract and mix everything together.
Add the flour-baking powder mix and fold this in with a wooden or plastic spatula or spoon.
When they are well mixed, add the candied fruits and nuts and mix again.
Spoon this into a greased baking tray
Bake for about 1 hour at 350 degree F.
Check by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the pan. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done. If not, bake for another 10 – 15 mins and check again.
Remove the cake from the oven and cool.


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13 comments:

    Hari Chandana said...

    Wowwwwww.. mouth watering.. looks perfect..

  1. ... on May 16, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
  2. Priya said...

    Wat a gorgeous and tempting cake..yumm!

  3. ... on May 16, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
  4. Ms.Chitchat said...

    Awesome soft and the perfect plum cake. Looks very rich and the color is too good. Feel like having some now:):)Bookmarked.

  5. ... on May 16, 2010 at 2:41 PM  
  6. Pavithra Srihari said...

    Haan, I have all the ingredients at home , will give a shot .. truly rich and healthy too

  7. ... on May 16, 2010 at 3:12 PM  
  8. Kiran said...

    Very delicious and moist cake.Adding garam masala sounds interesting.

  9. ... on May 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM  
  10. PranisKitchen said...

    wow really rich ..looks so delicious..perfectly done..lovley picture.so simple will give a try

  11. ... on May 16, 2010 at 8:07 PM  
  12. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

    Wow, beautiful moist looking cake.

  13. ... on May 16, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
  14. Fathima said...

    I love plum cakes... I normally make them around Christmas.. yours look moist and yum...

  15. ... on May 16, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
  16. divya said...

    Wow, beautiful moist looking cake.

  17. ... on May 17, 2010 at 6:10 AM  
  18. Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Very moist and rich cake...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

  19. ... on May 17, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
  20. BeenaShylesh said...

    wow nice rich cake......also i like cake very much...

  21. ... on May 17, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
  22. Aparna said...

    wow nice cake...:)

  23. ... on May 18, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
  24. Cool Lassi(e) said...

    This looks so rich that I am going weak in the knees just looking at it! What a fabulous recipe. Bookmarking it dear! And belated Happy Anniversary!

  25. ... on May 18, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
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