Christmas Plum Cake - Treat from generations! | How to make Christmas Plum Cake - Treat from generations!

By Kriti Singhal  |  20th Jan 2016  |  
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Christmas Plum Cake - Treat from generations!by Kriti Singhal
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    1 /2Hours
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About Christmas Plum Cake - Treat from generations! Recipe

I was very enthusiastic to prepare the Christmas Cake last year. Since the inception of my food blog in May 2015, I was keen to end the year with a blasting recipe and here I am, presenting my favorite and my best recipe of 2015.

Christmas Plum Cake - Treat from generations!

Ingredients to make Christmas Plum Cake - Treat from generations!

  • For Dry fruit ritual-I used mixture of 9 dried fruits – Cranberry, Blueberry, Raisins, Black raisins, sultanas, Apricots, Figs, Cherries and Dates.Soak them in a mix of McDowells and Old Monk Rum in a glass jar. Keep the same in a dark cupboard at room temperature only. You can soak this mixture as per your choice, even 4 months beforehand.
  • For Spice mix-1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp clove powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Cardamon or Badi elaichi powder
  • For Caramel-1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup Hot Boiling water
  • For the cake-100 gms butter (I used Amul unsalted butter)
  • 1.5 cups Icing sugar
  • 3 eggs ( Whites & Yolk separated)
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour or Maida
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup powdered almonds & Cashews
  • 6 tbsp Orange Marmalade ( I used simple Kisan’s one)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar granules

How to make Christmas Plum Cake - Treat from generations!

  1. Sieve APF, Spice mix, Baking powder. Baking Soda. Sieve for at least 4-5 times. Grease your cake tin and cover it well with parchment paper.
  2. Caramel syrup - Heat sugar in a pan along with 1 tbsp water. Let it simmer slowly. Once it starts changing its color, stir it lightly. Let it be on gas till it changes it’s color to dark black. Once it is done, take it off the gas and add hot boiling water to it carefully.
  3. Take your soaked fruits and drain the extra rum. Now add fresh tutti fruitis, coarsely powdered almonds and cashews for the crunch. Add 3 tbsp flour and mix it well.
  4. Pre-heat your oven at 140 degrees.Beat butter and icing sugar together till smooth.Add yolks, one at a time and keep beating it lightly.Now fold in the dry ingredients and mix it well though slowly.
  5. Add powdered almonds & cashews. Mix well.Add Vanilla essence, orange marmalade and caramel syrup. Combine them finely. Mix well and let it rest for few minutes.
  6. Now, take egg whites in a separate bowl and start beating it. Beat till soft peaks are formed. Now add powdered sugar granule and keep beating till glossy peaks are formed. Fold it gently into your cake batter. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake at 140 degrees.
  7. Once baked, let it cool down for 15 mins outside the oven. Invert the cake over a wire rack and let it cool for at least 30 mins.Once cooled, brush rum all around the cake and cover it with aluminium foil. Wrap properly and keep in a tight container at dark place.

Reviews for Christmas Plum Cake - Treat from generations! (26)

Savitha Gopi2 years ago

Hi kirti nice receipe. Would like to try it. Just concerned about sugar .

Anjana Chakraborti3 years ago

Hey Kriti Thanks for this wonderful recipe. The cake came out really well. I baked it in my OTG.I had a problem though. The batter overflowed. Could you please specify the size of the vessel(cake tin) to be used.

Vijetha Naik3 years ago

Hey kriti you are just amazing .. cake came out really superb. Last time batter turned out little runny so I had to cook long time. this time I made sure i will maintain its thickness. It took exactly 1.40 hours in my convection oven under 140 degree . Last time even i dint get egg white peaks i am not sure y coz I have got it when I did chocolate . So this time i added whole egg one by one while beating butter and sugrr mixer


Hi Kriti, I just wanted to know how much almond and cashew powder should I add in the dry friut mix while preparing it for the cake as mentioned by you in Step no.7?

Sabira Abu3 years ago


Helen William3 years ago

I ll try this . Thank u for the awesome recipe. I didn't get it in yhis recipe wht is APF pls lt me know
Shyma Xavier
2 years ago
All purpose flour..maida

Sangeetha Manju3 years ago


Sangita Saha3 years ago


Bemvinda Fernandes3 years ago

thanks for recipes I will try.

Lydia Rodrigues3 years ago

I'll surely try

Serene Shroff3 years ago

I will surely try this time.

Sarmistha Purkayastha3 years ago


Neethasha Gururaj3 years ago

Very elaborate.... lemme give a try....

Geetha Venugopal3 years ago

What is weight of dried fruits you used for 1 cake u baked?

Leena Kothari3 years ago

Can we make without egg...

Annie Thomas3 years ago

Awesome recipe!! I can already feel the taste!!

Teena Rogin3 years ago

Any substitution of it orange juice??

Preeti Gangwar3 years ago


bhavanaprksh prakash3 years ago

I am concerned about the quantity of sugar. For 1.5 cup flour, you have used 1.5 cup sugar and again 1 cup sugar more for caramel . Won't it be too sweet?

Maria .F Guerra3 years ago

The cake looks very Christmasy Iam definitely going to try this one this Christmas

Nishi Mehta3 years ago

True European receive.Iwill follow the method thoroughly. Thanks for the steps to make Rum cake

gayathri muthukumar3 years ago

Thank you so much! Can I substitute pdr sugar instead of icing sugar?

Deepashree Pai Raiker3 years ago

Thanks for such a lovely n detailed recipe....will try for sure

Sangita Nigam4 years ago

It's a long process but worth trying

Bindiya Sharma4 years ago

excellent recipe and a lot of hard work too..showcases the love we homebakers put into our bakes.

usha balagopal4 years ago

Fantastic recipe...I can almost feel the aroma of the cake all over

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