Kerala plum cake/christmas fruit cake

7 servings
20 min
55 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 7
All purpose flour :1 cup

Butter :3/4cup at room temperature

Sugar :1 cup

Baking powder :1 teaspoon

Vanilla Extract :1 teaspoon

Eggs :2nos

Tutti Frutti :1cup

Raisins :1/4cup

Cashew nuts :1/4 cup (chopped)

-Almonds and Walnuts :1/4cup (chopped)

Dates:1/4cup (chopped)

Rum/Wine :1cup or enough to soak the fruit

For the Caramel :

Granulated Sugar :1/2 cup

Water :1 tbsp

Water :1 cup

For the Spice Powders :

Caraway seeds powder :1 teaspoon

Powdered Cinnamon :1/4 teaspoon

Powdered Nutmeg :1/4 teaspoon

Ginger powder :1/4 teaspoon

Cloves powder :1/4 teaspoon


  • Chop and Soak the dry fruits in rum/wine and keep it in a bottle overnigh at room temperature. Heat a heavy bottomed vessel and add the sugar with a tbsp of water on medium high heat. You will find that the sugar will melt and start to change color.
  • Don't stir, you can swirl the vessel, once or twice. When you find that the color has changed to a little darker golden brown color, turn off heat. Immediately, pour half a cup of water very carefully into the caramel and stir and mix well. Cool the caramel before adding to the cake batter.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degree C. Sift the flour, baking powder and keep aside. Separate egg yolks from the whites. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks with vanilla. Cream butter and sugar till creamy and combined well. Add the egg yolk mixture little by little, alternating with a tbsp of the sieved flour and combine till smooth.
  • Pour in the 1/2cup caramel syrup and spice powders and beat thoroughly till everything is creamy and combined. Add the flour in small quantities and fold in with a wooden spoon. After mixing well,drain the soaked fruits and add them; mix well again.
  • Whisk egg whites till it forms peaks and gently fold into the cake batter till well combined. Grease the cake tins and line with parchment paper. Pour batter up to half of the prepared cake tins. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake; If it comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes and invert them onto wire rack and let it cool completely before cutting.


Kerala Plum Cake/Christmas Fruit Cake, photo 1Kerala Plum Cake/Christmas Fruit Cake, photo 2


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