Whip Up Your Own Christmas Plum Cakes With This Recipe by Chef Nitish Kumar Singh, Chef De Cuisine, Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel

Homemade Christmas fruit cake on Holiday bokeh background, selective focus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s definitely time to spread some Christmas Cheer! If you’re looking for a more personal touch this holiday season, why not try baking your own Christmas Plum Cakes, instead of going for a store-bought option? Thanks to this recipe by Chef Nitish Kumar Singh, of Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel, now you can become a baking hero in the kitchen!

Christmas Plum Cake

Ingredients
• 750 gms mixed dry fruits (raisins, black currants, cranberries, sultana, prunes, figs)
• 200 ml rum
• 1 Lemon zest
• 1 Orange zest
• 1/4 tsp clove powder
• 1/2 tsp ginger powder
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
• 50 gms tooti fruity
• 250 gms butter
• 200 gms brown sugar
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 100 gms almond powder
• 1 tsp vanilla essence
• 4 Eggs
• Icing sugar (for decoration)

Method:

  1. Put all the dry fruits in a pan.
  2. Now add the rum and let it boil.
  3. Cover the pan and keep aside overnight to let it cool and the fruits to soak in brandy.
  4. Next morning, pre heat oven to 170 degrees. Now sift Maida, baking powder and almond powder in a bowl. Add in all the spice powders and sift again.
  5. In a pan, beat eggs well.
  6. In another deep bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together. Add lemon and orange zest.
  7. Add in the beaten eggs and mix everything thoroughly. Pour vanilla essence and mix again.
  8. Now add the sieved powder mix and whisk thoroughly. Add tooti fruity and whisk more, followed by the soaked dry fruits
  9. Pour some orange juice and whisk well. Now transfer the stuff in a greased pan and bake in the pre-heated oven for 45 to 50 minutes. When the cake is cooled, drizzle icing sugar on top. Decorate it with Christmas decorations and serve.
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