Scrumptious Christmas Plum Cake Recipe

People feel more hungry during the winter months, and their cravings increase from the usual days.  Heavy dishes with lots of carbs, creamy sauces, and sweet treats are perfect in the winter. Also, during the holiday season, people look forward to cakes. A flavorsome sweet treat can instantly change the mood, especially if you are feeling low. Cakes always bring cheer and happiness. If you are planning to bake a cake so, here we are with a delectable Christmas Plum Cake recipe.

Try this recipe this winter season and get yourself trained for the big Xmas celebration arriving soon.

For Soaking Dry Fruits

  • 100 grams of dates (chopped)
  • 100 grams raisins
  • 50 grams tutti frutti (green)
  • 50 grams tutti frutti (red)
  • 200 grams mixed berry
  • 100 grams fig (chopped)
  • 50 grams apricot (chopped)
  • 200 ml grape juice

For Cake Batter

  • 250 grams butter (softened)
  • 300 grams brown sugar
  • 50 grams oil
  • 130 grams curd
  • 300 grams maida
  • 50 grams almond powder
  • 2 tbsp pistachios (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cherry (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cashew (chopped)
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp clove powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder

For Cherry Syrup:

  • 2 tbsp cherry (chopped)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instruction to be Followed

How to Soak Dried Fruits for a Perfect Christmas Fruitcake

In a jar, add 100 grams of dates, 100 grams of raisins, and 100 tutti frutti, including red and green, 200 grams of mixed berries, 100 grams of fig, and 50 grams of apricot. You can soak the above ingredients in 200 ml of grape juice. The other options are orange juice, apple juice, brandy, or rum. Mix well all the ingredients and soak for at least 8 hours. This is to make sure that dried fruits absorb the juice properly.

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Steps to Prepare the Plum Cake Batter 

  • Take a big bowl, add 250 grams of butter, and add 300 grams of brown sugar.
  • Add butter and sugar and beat until the mixture turns creamy. If you don’t use brown sugar, you can use white sugar. If you add brown sugar, you will make be most and gives it a good colour.
  • In the next step, add 50 grams of oil and 130 grams of curd. As this is an eggless recipe, the curd will replace it perfectly.
  • Keep beating the mixture until it becomes creamy, like frosting.
  • Add 300 grams of maida, 50 grams of almond powder, ¼ tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp clove powder, and ¼ tsp cinnamon powder.
  • Mix it using the cut-and-fold method with the help of a spatula. Always try to avoid overmixing, as it can make your cake rubbery in texture.
  • Now it’s time to add dried fruits. Ensure that dried fruits have absorbed all the juice. If not, then drain off the juice and add dried fruits.
  • Now add pistachio, cherries, and cashews to it.
  • Mix everything gently and make sure that dried fruits are well combined.
  • Transfer the cake batter into a cake tin according to the quantity. Also, don’t forget to line a parchment paper at the bottom to prevent it from sticking.
  • Tap twice to level up uniformly; if you see any air bubbles, remove them immediately.
  • Place the cake pan into the oven, preheated at 160 for almost 1.5 hours.
  • Insert a toothpick; if it comes out clean, it means your cake is baked properly.
  • Let the cake cool for some time.

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Preparation of Cherry Syrup

  • In a pan, take some cheery, ¼ cup sugar, and 1 cup water and boil until the cherry softens.
  • Let it cool completely, and your cherry syrup is ready.
  • With a skewer, poke the cake with a soft hand to avoid any damage.
  • Pour the cherry syrup slowly and keep the cake as it is for at least one hour so that cake absorbs all the juice well.
  • You can store the cake in an airtight container, and it can be served for up to a week.

This Christmas, try this flavorsome easy plum cake recipe and treat your taste buds with this delicious sweet delight.