Eggless Christmas Plum Cake | How to make Eggless Christmas Plum Cake

By Poonam Bachhav  |  21st Dec 2016  |  
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About Eggless Christmas Plum Cake Recipe

A Christmas fruit cake usually calls for soaking of dry fruits in rum for days, months and even years. But this recipe is egg and butter free, calls for use of whole wheat flour, has no alcohol and does not require any prior soaking of Dry fruits. Referred many cook books and modified the recipes and finally settled to this one. Have used brown sugar to make a caramel sauce as it gives the cake a nice dark brown color and definitely adds in to the taste. I added the chopped nuts and dry fruits to the caramel sauce and allowed to soak for 2 hours.The added spices like Cinnamon , clove, Nutmeg and Ginger give slight spicy touch to the otherwise sweet cake. The nuts and dry fruits make it rich and healthy. The cake turned out to be soft , moist , aromatic and super delicious.

Eggless Christmas Plum Cake, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Eggless Christmas Plum Cake is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Poonam Bachhav. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Eggless Christmas Plum Cake is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Eggless Christmas Plum Cake recipe by Poonam Bachhav. Eggless Christmas Plum Cake can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Eggless Christmas Plum Cake just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Eggless Christmas Plum Cake can serve 8 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Eggless Christmas Plum Cake.

Eggless Christmas Plum Cake

Ingredients to make Eggless Christmas Plum Cake

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cup Dry fruits (I have used Walnut , Apricot, Golden Raisins, currants , semi dried Plums, Cashew Nuts, dried figs , Dates, Tutti frutti , glazed cherries)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoon sugar( regular white sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon spice mix (grind 2 Cloves, a small piece of cinnamon stick, small piece of Nutmeg and dry Ginger to make the spice mix)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

How to make Eggless Christmas Plum Cake

  1. Chop all the dry fruits and nuts and keep aside.
  2. For the caramel sauce, in a non-stick pan heat brown sugar on a low flame without adding any water.
  3. Keep stirring as the sugar melts and gets dark in color.
  4. Put off the flame when a smooth glazy syrup is formed. Pour ½ cup water to the caramel syrup. The caramel will harden.
  5. Now put on the gas and allow the mixture to boil again until the caramel dissolves in the water. Keep stirring until it gives a dark brown color caramel sauce.
  6. Add the chopped nuts to this sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes. Put off the flame and allow the dry fruits to soak in the caramel sauce for 2-3 hours.
  7. Sift the flour with spice mix, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
  8. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Grease the cake pan and line it with parchment paper at the base.
  10. In another bowl take milk, sugar and oil. Mix well.
  11. Fold in the dry ingredients with the wet ones with a spatula.
  12. Add the dry fruits along with caramel sauce, vanilla extract, lemon and orange zest.
  13. Mix everything very well. At first the batter will be thick and difficult to spoon. Keep mixing gently until the batter is without any lumps.
  14. Spoon the batter in the greased cake pan. Tap the pan twice to remove the trapped air.
  15. Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 30-35 minutes or until a tester toothpick comes out clean.
  16. Allow the cake to cool down completely. Run a knife through the edges of the cake pan. Now keep a plate above the cake pan and invert the pan to flip the cake on the plate. Remove the parchment paper gently.
  17. Slice the cake and enjoy it as it is or sprinkle some powdered sugar over it.

My Tip:

Do not skip the orange and lemon zest as it give nice fragrant aroma and taste to the cake. Wait for at least 2-3 hours and preferably 5 hours before you slice the cake as the flavors deepen as the cake cools.

Reviews for Eggless Christmas Plum Cake (4)

Deepali Saxenaa year ago


Dipti Mehrotraa year ago

Yummy !

Roopa Muraleedharana year ago


Shoba Bharathraj2 years ago

Awesome cake

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