Eggless Plum Cake, Indian Style Christmas Plum Cake


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plum cake recipe | Christmas eggless plum cake | X mas rum and raisin cake | fruit cake is a traditional cake made in every household marking the festival of Christmas. Learn how to make X mas rum and raisin cake.

To make plum cake, sieve the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda in a deep bowl and keep aside. 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. Combine the butter and condensed milk in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk till smooth. Add the sieved flour mixture gradually and fold gently using a spatula. Add the cinnamon powder, nutmeg, cocoa powder, vanilla essence, soaked dry fruits, mixed nuts, orange rind and mix well. Add the orange juice little by little to adjust the consistency. Transfer the mixture in a greased 200 mm. (8") aluminum tin and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for 35 to 40 minutes. 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. Brush the loaf with little sugar syrup and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes. Cut into thick slices and serve immediately or store in an air-tight container. Use as required.

Christmas is just so incomplete without X mas rum and raisin 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 Christmas eggless plum cake, which is absolutely authentic in its taste and sure to steal your hearts. All the nuts and spices like nutmeg powder and cinnamon powder have been carefully chosen to get the authentic flavour.

In this traditional fruit cake, 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.

Tips for plum cake. 1. Use orange juice accordingly to adjust the consistency of the batter. It should be pouring consistency. 2. You can use readymade or fresh orange juice. 3. Ensure to place a butter paper at the bottom of the cake tin, so demoulding becomes easier. 4. After baking, brushing the cake with sugar syrup is a must to make it soft. You can soak the dry fruits in rum or orange juice for a minimum 24 hours if you wish to.

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Eggless Plum Cake, Indian Style Christmas Plum Cake recipe - How to make Eggless Plum Cake, Indian Style Christmas Plum Cake

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  45 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     1Makes 1 loaf
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Ingredients

For Plum Cake
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
2 tsp grated orange rind
6 tbsp orange juice , refer handy tip
sugar syrup for brushing
Method

For plum cake

    For plum cake
  1. To make plum cake, 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 the plum cake 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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For the dry ingredients of plum cake

  1. For the dry ingredients of plum cake, place a sieve on a deep bowl. Add the plain flour on a sieve.
  2. Add baking powder.
  3. Add baking soda. 
  4. Sieve well and keep aside.
     

For the rum raisin mixture of plum cake

  1. In another deep bowl, add the raisins. Roughly chop them before adding. 
  2. Add chopped black raisins too. Both these raisins give natural sweetness and a very good mouthfeel too. 
  3. Further add chopped sweet cherries. You can also add chopped dried apricots, cranberries, prunes etc also if you wish to. 
  4. Add tutti frutti also. 
  5. Add ½ cup of rum to make X mas rum and raisin cake. As a replacement to rum, you can use ½ cup of orange juice. This can be readymade or fresh. 
  6. Mix well using a spoon. 
  7. Cover it with a lid and keep aside for 24 hours. This will help the ingredients to soak the aroma, taste and flavours of rum. 

How to make plum cake

  1. To make plum cake recipe | Christmas eggless plum cake | X mas rum and raisin cake | fruit cake, take soft butter in a deep bowl. 
  2. Add condensed milk to it. This is used since there are no eggs in this recipe. 
  3. Mix well using a whisk till smooth. You can also use an electric beater if you wish to. The mixture should be free of lumps. 
  4. Add the sieved flour mixture gradually into this bowl. 
  5. Fold gently using a spatula. Do not mix it very vigoruously.
  6. To this add the cinnamon powder. 
  7. Add nutmeg powder. 
  8. To give nice rich brown colour to Christmas eggless plum cake, add cocoa powder. 
  9. Add vanilla essence for flavour. 
  10. Add soaked rum raisin mixture. 
  11. Add mixed nuts like walnuts, cashew nuts and almonds. 
  12. To give a zesty feel, add some orange rind. 
  13. Mix well using a spatula.
  14. Add the orange juice (approx. 5 to 6 tbsp) little by little to adjust the consistency of X mas rum and raisin cake. The batter should be of dropping consistency. 
  15. Take a greased 200 mm. (8") aluminum tin and line it with butter paper, so demoulding becomes easier. We have used rectangular tin, but if you wish you can use a round tin as well. 
  16. Transfer the mixture into the tin. 
  17. Tap it lightly to even out the mixture. 
  18. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for 35 to 40 minutes.
  19. Cool the fruit cake slightly, loosen the edges using a knife and demould it by inverting the tin over a board and tap gently to unmould the cake.
  20. Remove the butter paper and discard it. 
  21. Turn the cake upside down. 
  22. Brush the loaf with little sugar syrup and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes. This is to make the plum cake soft. 
  23. Cut into thick slices. 
  24. Serve plum cake recipe | Christmas eggless plum cake | X mas rum and raisin cake | fruit cake immediately or store in an air-tight container. Use as required.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q1. What can i replace rum with in the plum cake?
    You can replace rum with same quantity of orange juice. 

    Q2. 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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Reviews

Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake
5
 on 10 Dec 20 12:01 PM


hola. what can be used instead of sweet cherries?
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Tarla Dalal    You can avoid them or replace them with more black raisins.
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11 Dec 20 12:51 PM
Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake
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 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.
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23 Dec 19 05:08 PM
Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake
5
 on 15 Dec 17 06:15 AM


What can I use as replacement for butter in this recipe?
Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake
5
 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
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24 Dec 16 08:52 AM
Plum Cake, Eggless Plum Cake
5
 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