Making tasty Christmas fruitcake/ plum cake is a long time dream. I made several times. I saw this recipe in vahrehvah.com, i did some slight changes and made it. This time the taste was awesome. My dream also came true. I have given this recipe to Aval Kitchen megazine and it was published in December 2015 issue .
Now let us see how to make Christmas Fruit Cake
- Maida – 100 gms + 2 tblsp
- Sugar – 100 gms
- Butter – 100 gms
- Dry fruits – 100
- Nuts – 100
- Egg – 2
- Baking powder – ½ tsp
- Spice powder – ¾ tsp (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg )
- For Caramel Sauce:
- Sugar – 1 ½ tblsp
- Water – 2 tblsp
Chop dry fruits and nuts finely. Mix it with 2 tablespoon maida and keep aside.
Sift maida, spice powder and baking powder twice. Beat sugar and butter until smooth. Add egg and beat until fluffy.
Add flour little by little to egg, sugar and butter mixture and fold gently without lumps. Add vanilla essence.
Add dry fruits and nuts mixed with maida. Add 1 ½ table spoon sugar in a pan and stir. When the sugar turns brown add water and mix it well.
This is the caramel sauce. Add caramel sauce to the flour mixture and fold gently.
Grease the baking tray with butter and dust with flour. Add cake mixture ¾ th of the baking tray.
Preheat the baking oven 180 degree for 10 minutes. Bake the cake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or toothpick comes out clean. Keep aside for cooling. Cut the cake when it is completely cooled.
Mix fruits and nuts in the flour or else fruits will settle at the bottom of the cake batter.
You can dry roast cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and powder it. Keep it in the air tight container and use. (cinnamon one inch piece five, cloves five and nutmeg half).
After adding the flour mixture you can fold gently.
If you want you can add finely chopped ginger and orange zest half teaspoon each.
I used fig,tutti fruit, yellow grapes and black grapes. Cashew, walnut and pista.