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Christmas Fruit Cake (Plum Cake) December 16, 2012

Filed under: Random Recipes — jkomal @ 4:46 pm
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Christmas is a time, when your kitchen is filled with lovely aromas. This year I REALLY wanted to bake a plum cake at home and wanted to do a non-alcoholic version of fruit cake. So here it is, Christmas cake without alcohol  Did it turn out yum? Well, the guests in my party completely cleaned the plate 🙂

Christmas Fruit Cake

Ingredients:

  • Light brown sugar – 1 cup
  • Hot water – 1 cup
  • Salted butter – 4 tbsps
  • Ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
  • Ground cloves – 1/4 tsp
  • Nutmeg powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cardomom powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 pinch
  • Black Raisins – 1 cup
  • Chopped nuts (cashew and almonds) – 1 cup
  • Rind of 1 orange
  • Normal sized Eggs – 3, lightly beaten
  • All purpose flour – 1 + 1/2 cups
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Baking powder = 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Method:

  • Butter your cake tin with butter.
  • Cut a piece of parchment/wax paper to fit the bottom of the cake tin and place it in the tin.
  • Mix light brown sugar, water, butter,spices, raisins, nuts and rind in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil over medium heat.
  • Let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Let the mixture cool down to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
  • Add the beaten eggs and vanilla extract into the fruit mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda in a seperate bowl.
  • Add the fruit mixture to the flour mixture
  • Pour this mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let it cool on a wire rack.
  • When it cools down completely, wrap the cake using plastic wrap and let it rest on the counter for 2 days.
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