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

50 Comments:

Sarah Naveen said...

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

Gita said...

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 :)

Sonia said...

This cake look very rich and nice.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

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

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow great cake and amazing picture, Merry Christmas

Divya Vikram said...

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

Priya said...

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

Gulmohar said...

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

prasu said...

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

Sailaja Damodaran said...

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

Sanghi said...

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

kitchen queen said...

The cake looks yum and delicious.

5 Star Foodie said...

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

Tina said...

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

Cham said...

Lovely and classy Xmas cake!

Uma said...

looks absolutely delicious. Gorgeous :)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

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

Angie's Recipes said...

Vrinda, this looks super cool!

Latha said...

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

Sushma Mallya said...

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

Akal's Saappadu said...

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 :)

Priya said...

Wat a prefect cake, looks moist and marvellous!

Faiza Ali said...

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

Sandhya Hariharan said...

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

vineetha said...

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

Nandini said...

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!

Shri said...

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

Anncoo said...

Lovely presentation and perfect festive cake.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely cake, beautiful click.

Saju said...

beautiful cake..and perfect pic...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

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

Dolly said...

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...

Nostalgia said...

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

kothiyavunu said...

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

Katy ~ said...

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.

Pavithra said...

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

AdukalaVishesham said...

beautiful cake and lovely picture also

jayashree said...

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.

Ramya said...

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

Malar Gandhi said...

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

Chef Jeena said...

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

Merry christmas. :-)

Barbara Bakes said...

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

Dhanya said...

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

Chetana said...

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

Swarna said...

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.

Parita said...

So delicious and moist!!

my kitchen said...

Beautiful presentation,looks rich & tasty

Anupama said...

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 :-)

Fathima said...

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

Shreya said...

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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