Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake

Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake

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Christmas is just so incomplete without Plum Cake. In fact, the air is so rich with the smell of Plum Cakes baking in ovens all around the city that everybody wants to have a bite.

For those of you who do not have eggs but have been yearning for a taste of this fabulously rich, dry fruit packed cake, here is an Eggless Plum Cake, which is absolutely authentic in its taste and sure to steal your hearts.

In this traditional treat, the crunch of dry fruits and nuts comes together with the rich taste and aroma of spices, the tanginess of orange juice and the intensely dreamy taste of cocoa and vanilla.

Enjoy this cake warm, with a hot cup of coffee or Hot Chocolate .

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Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake recipe - How to make Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  45 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 loaf
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1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp roughly chopped raisins (kismis)
2 tbsp roughly chopped black raisins
2 tbsp roughly chopped sweet cherries
1/4 cup tutti frutti
1/2 cup rum
1/2 cup soft butter
3/4 cup condensed milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup chopped mixed nuts (cashew , walnuts and almonds)
2 tsp grated orange rind
6 tbsp orange juice , refer handy tip
sugar syrup for brushing
  1. Sieve the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda in a deep bowl and keep aside.
  2. Combine the raisins, black raisins, sweet cherries, tutti frutti and rum in a deep bowl, mix well and cover with a lid and keep aside for 24 hours.
  3. Combine the butter and condensed milk in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk till smooth.
  4. Add the sieved flour mixture gradually and fold gently using a spatula.
  5. Add the cinnamon powder, nutmeg, cocoa powder, vanilla essence, soaked dry fruits, mixed nuts, orange rind and mix well.
  6. Add the orange juice little by little to adjust the consistency.
  7. Transfer the mixture in a greased 200mm. (8") aluminum tin and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°c) for 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. Cool slightly, loosen the edges using a knife and demould it by inverting the tin over a board and tap gently to unmould the loaf.
  9. Brush the loaf with little sugar syrup and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Cut into thick slices and serve immediately or store in an air-tight container. Use as required.

Handy tips:

    Handy tips:
  1. Use orange juice accordingly to adjust the consistency of the batter.
  2. You can soak the dry fruits in rum or orange juice for minimum 24 hours.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      1. Q. What can i replace rum with in the plum cake? You can replace rum with same quantity of orange juice. 
      2. Q. How long do i need to soak the dry fruits? The dry fruits need to soak for minimum of 24 hours. Authentic plum cake requires the dry fruit to soak for 30 days in a cool place to get maximum flavour.

      Nutrient values (Abbrv) per loaf
      Energy3172 cal
      Protein63.6 g
      Carbohydrates345.9 g
      Fiber9.6 g
      Fat148.2 g
      Cholesterol212.5 mg
      Sodium1046.4 mg

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      Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake
       on 20 Dec 19 07:20 PM

      Hello mam, can we use fresh orange juice or need to use tinned one? And what is shelf life if we use fresh orange juice?
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      Tarla Dalal    Hi, you can use fresh orange juice. It will stay good for 7 days.
      23 Dec 19 05:08 PM
      Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake
       on 15 Dec 17 06:15 AM

      What can I use as replacement for butter in this recipe?
      Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake
       on 23 Dec 16 11:22 PM

      Hello aunty. I am preparing this cake for the first time. Is there any subsitute of rum?
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      Tarla Dalal    Hi Niyati, Use same prop of orange juice instead of rum
      24 Dec 16 08:52 AM
      Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake
       on 20 Dec 16 10:12 AM

      The plum cake is so delicious. So moist and spongy even without using the eggs. Lovely Christmas treat