Kerala Plum/Fruit Cake
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Kerala Plum/Fruit Cake

A wonderful cake to celebrate christmas.

Priyanka

Ingredients

8 serving
  1. 125 grams Butter, softened
  2. 110 grams Caster sugar
  3. 75 grams Sugar for caramel syrup
  4. 60 millilitres water Hot
  5. 2 numbers Egg white
  6. 2 numbers Egg yolk
  7. 150 grams Plain flour
  8. 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  9. 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  10. 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  11. 1 teaspoon Lime juice
  12. 1 teaspoon Pineapple jam
  13. 1 1/2 cups dried fruits Mixed, chopped
  14. 1/4 cup Cashew nuts, chopped (lightly roasted)
  15. 60 millilitres Dark rum
  16. 1/2 tablespoon Spice powder
  17. 1/2 teaspoon Orange peel, dried and powdered

Method

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    Preheat oven at 180 °C for 15 minutes. Line base and sides of a deep 20 cm round cake pan with baking paper.

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    Beat egg white until peek, keep aside.

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    Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with electric mixer until soft and creamy.

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    Add egg yolk, one at a time and beat until well combined. Add vanilla essence and lime juice. Add cool caramel syrup and mix well.

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    Add sifted flour,baking powder and salt mixture along with egg white and fold well.

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    Finally, fold in mixed dried fruits, cashew nuts, pineapple jam, spice powder, dried and powdered orange peel mixture.

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    Spread the cake mixture into prepared pan. Bake for around 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan.

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    NOTES - Brush top of hot cake with extra rum, if desired.

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    For mixed fruits i used a combination of raisins, glaced cherries, candied orange and lemon peel. Chop all the fruits into small pieces and soak them in dark rum for a period of minimum 1 week or until absorbed.

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    To avoid sinking, dust the soaked fruits with some sifted flour and baking powder mixture before using.

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    To make caramel syrup, combine sugar and little water in a sauce pan. When the sugar melts and becomes dark brown add 60 ml hot water. Melt completely and let it come to room temperature.

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    Spice powder is a combination of cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and dry ginger. Grind all the spices to a fine powder.

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    To make dried and powdered orange peel, wash and peel the oranges and cut the peels into thin slices and spread it in a tray and keep under the sun for 3- 4 days, grind into a fine powder.

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    For measuring mixed dried fruits and cashewnut i used 250 ml measuring cup.

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    Have all the ingredients at room temperature especially butter and egg. Sift together the flour,baking powder and salt.

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