Christmas Plum Cake recipe

Christmas is just a day away, and it’s time to decorate home, Christmas tree and make all the delicious goodies, plum cake to add the sweetness to the festival. But, why to make the same boring cake like every year you made?

Yup, this year, Christmas should be a little different but tastier. If you are wondering what can be the flavor of your cake? Then, try the plum cake.

Yes, the plum cake is a trendy international cuisine, which is especially famous for its soaking process and rich flavor. The recipe for this cake is very easy, and today I’m sharing the same with you. So, wear your chef cap and let start!

Important question you need to know for Plum cake:

How much time will it take to get prepared?

It will take a total of 2 hours.

How much time required for cooking?

To bake the cake, you need 1 hour. So, overall you need 3 hours to make this yummiest cake.

Is this cuisine Indian or International?

This is the International cuisine famous for Christmas.


 What ingredients will you need for soaking dry fruits? 

  • Rum or any preferred alcohol
  • You can also use apple/ grape juice
  • Finely chopped raisins/ kishmish ¼ cup
  • Finely chopped cherries ¼ cup
  • Finely chopped apricot/ khubani ¼ cup
  • Finely cut dates / khajur 0.25 cup
  • Finely chopped cranberries ¼ cup
  • Finely chopped figs / anjeer 0.25 cup

What ingredients will you need for Plum cake batter? 

  • 1½ cup of warm water.
  • 1 cup of brown sugar or white sugar (whatever you prefer)
  • 2/3 rd cup of all purpose flour
  • Oil 2/3 cup
  • Nutmeg powder or jayfal powder ¼ tsp
  • Cardamom powder or elachi powder ½ tsp
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Orange or lemon zest 1 tsp
  • Baking soda ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder ½ tsp
  • Salt (just a pinch)
  • Finely chopped almonds ¼ tsp
  • Finely chopped walnut ¼ tsp

How to soak dry fruits?

· Take a bowl and put all the dry fruits ( raisins apricot, dry dates, fig, cranberries)Soak dry fruits for plum cake

· You can choose the quantity as per your needs.

· Now, add grape/apple or any alcohol into it and mix it properly, so that dry fruits properly gets coated with the same.Soak dry fruit in apple juice for plum cake

· Let the soak items rest for 2-3 hours. For better results, you can leave it overnight. On the other hand, if you are using alcohol instead of juice, go it for a week or 115 days for a better test.Soak dry fruit in apple juice for plum cake

How to make a Plum cake?

  • Take a large size bowl and out 1.25 cups of water but, it should be warm.
  • Now, add a cup of brown sugar in it. You can also use regular sugar or sugar-free as well.But brown sugar give a nice brown colour to the Plum cake.Brown sugar add in hot water to give plum cake nice colour and sweet
  • Add a few drops of any vegetable oil to get the cake moist. The oil will also help to get the fresh cake longer. You can also use an egg if you want to instead of oil.Add oil in sugar
  • Now, make sure to blend the mixture properly until the sugar gets dissolved.Mix well
  • Add 2 cups of maida or plain flour in the bowl.Flour for plum cake
  • Now, add one tablespoon of baking powder and half spoon of baking soda.Plum cake
  • Add a pinch of salt, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, and nutmeg powder into the bowl.Cinnamon powder add in plum came
  • Ensure to sieve it well so that the air would be incorporated so that every powder mix properly into the mixture.
  • Now, add orange or lemon zest into the batter along with a tablespoon of vanilla
  • Add orange zest in plum cake batter essence.
  • Again blend everything properly so that no lumps have been created. By continue mixing, you will get the right creamy and smooth consistency.Blend plum cake batter
  • Now, add the soaked dry fruits into the batter bowl along with nuts.Add soak dry fruit in batter
    Add soak dry fruit in plum cake
  • Mix it again to mix it properly.Mix plum cake batter
  • I use aluminium foil to make a base on mould. Grease the aluminum foil with oil or butter before transferring the batter into it.Plum cake
  • Pour the mixture into the mould and pat to set it.
  • Plum cake batterNow, put the mould  into the preheated oven which is set for 180-degree Celsius.Plum cake in oven
  • Bake it for at least 40 minutes.
  • After, 40 minutes keep it out, and with the help of a toothpick, check it.
  • Serve this mouthwatering plum cake on Christmas eve.Plum cake

 Key facts:

  • To moist the cake, we are using oil instead of eggs.
  • If you are don’t want to use alcohol such as rum, whiskey, brandy, wine, you can use grape or apple juice as we have used in this recipe.
  • You can use any dry fruit or even tutti fruiti of your choice.
  • Keep an eye at the baking process so that it will make your cake burnt.

So, this is the most straightforward cake  recipe which you can follow to make your Christmas extra tasty. If you like the method then, never forget to share it with your friend.

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2019

10 Replies to “Christmas Plum Cake recipe”

  1. Amrit Kaur says: December 29, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    This is a perfect recipe for authentic Christmas Plum Cake. I would try this on next weekend.

  2. Shalu says: December 29, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I have been making rum and nuts cake since a while, but I have never tried plum cake with figs and dates. I’m going to try it this weekend itself now. I’m sure this recipe will be a hit too.

  3. Jhilmil D Saha says: December 29, 2019 at 4:03 am

    I loved how authentic you had kept yhe recipe, instead of those quick fixes. I feel rum is the best choice to prepare the best plum cake.

  4. Debidutta Mohanty says: December 29, 2019 at 1:58 am

    In fact, I was looking out for a recipe for plum cake. Bingo!! Found it. This would be my debut attempt for this cake. I often make vanilla sponge cake, banana cake and chocolate cake.

  5. Neha Sharma says: December 28, 2019 at 9:15 am

    You made this look so easy and simple. I have tried baking a normal chocolate cake at home but could never get the courage to try baking a plum cake. Thanks for this lovely recipe, will surely try it sometime.

  6. Anahita Irani says: December 28, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for Sharing so many details regarding the recipe. Hope to try it one day and stir.up a perfectly soft moist boozy plum cake

  7. Deepika says: December 28, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Oh Wow! It came out as a super delicious and yummy cake. Thanks for the recipe dear. I never tried the plum cake. Pics are very tempting.

  8. Pragnya Mishra says: December 27, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. And tips on replacing alcohol with apple juice.

  9. Varsh says: December 27, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Christmas cake is special and needs to be baked just right! I’ve tasted homemade cakes brought by my friends or bought them from stores. Your recipe looks easy and am tempted to try my hand at it this time.

  10. Shilpa Garg says: December 26, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Wow! This plum cake looks rich and delicious. Thanks for sharing this detailed and step by step recipe. I bake plum cakes but missed it this Christmas as I was travelling 😐

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