Kerala Special Plum Cake / X'mas Special Rum Cake / Rich Fruit Cake



Kerala Special  Plum Cake / X'mas Special Rum Cake / Rich Fruit Cake








Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup gold rum
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup pecan or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup candied fruits
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp cloves powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup caramel syrup
Directions


    Soak the dry fruits in 2-3 tbsp of rum and keep this at room temperature overnight or this
can be made many days ahead. Make the caramel syrup also ahead of time.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and all the spices
several times and keep aside. Mix butter and sugar till creamy. Add eggs
one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour in the caramel syrup and vanilla
extract and mix well. Add the flour spice mixture and fold in with a wooden spoon.
After mixing well add the chopped nuts and candied fruits and mix again. Bake for
45 to 50 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of he cake comes out clean.
Once cake is cooled, make small pores on cake with tooth pick and pour 1to 2 tbs Rum
and let it soak. Cover the cake with wax paper and keep it 4 to 5 days or more for a better
taste.

Here is our new version of X'mas Fruit Cake

Comments

  1. ooh!!!! Amazing dea..!!! Lovely presentation and beautiful pic...Though i never eat cakes, cookies and ice creams, ur pic makes me drool......
    Adipoli..

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  2. This cake brings back a lot of fond memories Vrinda...my neighbors used to bring this cake during Christmas, I simply love it :) Fantastic presentation dear :)

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  3. Dear Vrinda
    I love this cake and very nice recipe..no wonder it comes from Vrinda
    Have a nice week end

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  4. oh wow great cake and amazing picture, Merry Christmas

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  5. Cake looks lovely. You could send this to Show me Your Cake being hosted in my blog if you like!

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  6. Wish you and your hubby a Merry Christmas!!... this cake is so lovely .. ithinnu aanu kaipunyam ennu pariyunnathu alle?... kollaam adipoli...

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  7. adipoli cake Vrinda (think I should add, "as always" !!)...This is making me nostalgic..I am planning to bake one for X'mas :-)

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  8. wow.........................festive cake............looks yummy yummm dear.

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  9. Superb.....my hubby likes this.LOoks yummy

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  10. Wow Delicious.! What a bright decoration! Right for Christmas celebration! Advance Wishes da!;)

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  11. A wonderful looking cake, I love the rum in it!

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  12. Looks perfect and tempting...Nice clicks...

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  13. looks absolutely delicious. Gorgeous :)

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  14. Sherikum feeling nostalgic.Great dear..and superb presentation as always.

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  15. Awesome cake Vrinda......lovely clicks....making me drool :).

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  16. such a yummy looking plum cake...i usually get it from outside..but urs look more professional than the store bought ones...

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  17. I see xmas everywhere, this cake comes perfectly at the right time; makes me nostalgic!!!
    what a lovely presentation!!!
    the cake has come out perfect and moist and fruity and delicious!! what else, I'm just waiting to savour it all :)

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  18. Wat a prefect cake, looks moist and marvellous!

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  19. Lovely and perfect cake...Love the presentation..

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  20. Wot a beautiful presentation... I always look forward to visit ur page .

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  21. wow...cake is so temting !! Superb presentation as always !! u r a cake master :)

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  22. I LOVE PLUMCAKE! I LOVE PLUMCAKE! I LOVE PLUMCAKE! I LOVE PLUMCAKE! I LOVE PLUMCAKE! Sorry for my crazy love for plumcakes! They are fantastic!

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  23. Such a beautiful cake!I love the bells..It does bring the holiday spirit..very pretty!

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  24. Lovely presentation and perfect festive cake.

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  25. beautiful cake..and perfect pic...

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  26. As usual with a tempting cake with excellent presentation..u have very tasty cakes recipe my dear...wish I got taste every one:DD

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  27. Wow..This Plum Cakes makes me nostalgic too..I think Christmas is not Christmas without a Plum cake.Beautiful Presentation for your yummy and mouth watering Plum Cake. Did you spare some for me..even an itsy bisty bite would do...

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  28. Fantastic...the cake has come out well...

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  29. Thakarpan!!!so adorable..This is one of my fav cake..I have one waiting in my draft folder..will be posting it on xmas...:)

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  30. I so enjoy these kinds of cakes and this one is FULL of all the things I LUV in a fruitcake. Vrinda, your photograph is beautiful. Your picture of the sliced cake makes me yearn and drool for your magnificent cake.

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  31. WOnderful cake vrinda they came out perfect .. I accept all the above comments who have said about you dear. No wonder!!!!

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  32. beautiful cake and lovely picture also

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  33. This is a great inspiration to bake a plum cake for xmas! I loved your recipe too.
    Can you pl tell me the size of the baking tin you have used.

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  34. aaha!!Lovely..Was googling abt fruit cake and urs is just in time :)

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  35. I am a die hard fan of this cake...looks absolutely gorgeous...so yummm:) Merry Christmas:)

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  36. Beautiful xmas cake Vrinda, I love all of the healthy ingredients you used, yum!

    Merry christmas. :-)

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  37. This looks so moist and delicious! A perfect Christmas cake!

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  38. Cake looks delicious and Awesome click.Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

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  39. I love dis cake....thx a zillions for sharing de recipe.

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  40. Lovely cake and very good for this christmas season and I have eaten this cake here in US and sure wanna try this wonderful cake.

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  41. Beautiful presentation,looks rich & tasty

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  42. Very yummy cake! I've always loved plum cakes and since my Mom doesn't know how to bake cakes, we used to crave for them around Christmas time when our neighbors used to give us some of what they made :-)

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  43. Wow... just yummy... following u now...

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  44. I have been away from the blogging world for so long, and now, even though I may have visited this blog in the past, I feel like a newcomer discovering a treasure! Awesome recipes:-) Through FB friend suggestions I visited your website this time!

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