Plum Cake

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Christmas celebrations seem incomplete without a Plum Cake. Plum or aloo bukhara is a delicious fruit that tastes just as good fresh or dried. It gives a unique taste to any recipe and this Plum Cake recipe is no different. Easy to make and eggless, this plum cake requires simple ingredients but a lot of love to make. So add some glitter to your Chsitmas festivities with this yummy treat.

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour (or Maida)                                1 cup
  • Whole wheat flour                                             ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract (or Vanilla powder)                     1 teaspoon
  • Plums, chopped finely                                        2-3
  • Cashews, chopped                                              ¼ cup
  • Raisins, chopped                                                ¼ cup
  • Cinnamon powder                                              ¼ teaspoon
  • Nutmeg powder                                                 Pinch
  • Baking powder                                                   ½ tsp
  • Sugar                                                                 1 cup
  • Butter, melted                                                    ⅔ cup
  • White vinegar                                                    1.5 tablespoons
  • Milk                                                                   ½ cup
  • Baking soda                                                       ½ teaspoon

Equipment Needed

  • Oven
  • Cake Tin
  • Electric beater

Procedure

  1. Combine the flours, baking powder, cinnamon powder and nutmeg in a bowl.
  2. Now pour in the milk while beating to incorporate smoothly.
  3. Also add the sugar and beat again to mix.
  4. Add the chopped plums, raisins and cashews and fold all within the batter nicely.
  5. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C and grease a cake tin with butter.
  6. Add vinegar to the milk and then add the baking soda to this mixture. Stir gently and then pour this frothy mixture into the cake batter.
  7. Stir nicely to mix everything and finally add the vanilla extract.
  8. Mix quickly and pour the mixture into the greased cake tin.
  9. Bake the cake for 35 – 40 minutes and then remove from the oven. Let it cool completely and then remove from the tin.
  10. Cut into pieces and serve with beverage of choice. If desired, decorate the top of the cake with cashews.

Preparation Time: 1 hour

Serves: 4 – 6

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