And it came out great, and it's been a big hit…. Or do I just fold it in? Using your hands spread the streusel evenly on top of the plums. will make again. It was just perfect! oil could be a factor but can't be the only one. I will definitely try this today. Thank u so much for this recipe . U've used a 200ml cup to measure the flour n all the other ingredients right? As far as I've seen, if I measure out 1 cup of flour, it's about 100 gms or a lil more. maybe it's the way you measure the flour because sometimes, when you pack it in too tight, there's too much of it which results in a very dry cake. My caramel hardened by the time I was done with the cake batter! Thanks a lot for the recipe. How to make plum cake: In a medium bowl, toss together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Many thanks to you and Omana Paul for it . Am I able to leave this cake out in room temperature for a few days or must it be refrigerated? Almost all through December, I bake a lot of sweets & savories but also end up making one special recipe for Christmas using mixed fruits & nuts. Question – IS the crust supposed to be a bit hard and chewy? Frankly speaking, no clue who posted this recipe. This traditional German plum cake is so easy to make from scratch and can also be baked on a sheet if you need to feed a crowd. Anyway I have just tried my luck with this and as I key in this few words, cake is getting baked and another 20 minutes more to go. Depending on which region of Germany … The second time I baked it on 325F for 40 mins and it was more than perfect. Hey Nags, love your recipes. That doesn't sound right to me, I would assume 200ml is approximately same as 200grams. Sorry, Rhys, I haven’t tested this recipe with that size of pan so I’m not sure. But it didnt raise well. Thanks a lot Nagalakshmi n wish u a very happy n prosperous year ahead . While plums can be found in stores throughout the year, in celebration of plum season I want to share a traditional German plum cake with you. I have soaked the fruits and nuts a couple of weeks back when you posted the link to Swapna's Kerala plum cake. Set aside. Bake for about 3 to 4 hours until the cake is cooked fully. My husband LOVED it and he doesn't usually care for desserts. good luck and merry christmas! Our family all loved it. this plum cake recipe is definitely a winner! All set to bake my first Christmas cake with that recipe…I saw your youtube video on google products and am impressed !! Add 3 tbsp flour to the dry fruits and nuts and dredge completely to coat it. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Also, I have soaked fruits in half a cup of rum for a while now and there is hardly any left as it has been absorbed by the fruits. thank you surya! It helped me get out of my comfort zone and try the much eluding plum cake! But it tasted so much better the next day and even better on the third day. gonna make this! This fruit cake recipe doesn’t need you to soak the dry fruits in advance and it’s alcohol-free so you can make the cake instantly just before you need it. I cut it first into squares when it was cooled. So I tried softening it with a few spoons of milk. [Figure 3 lbs per 1/2 sheet pan.] Thanks for the review too, happy holidays! I am not sure molasses are a direct substitute. Make sure to fill the loaf pan less than 3/4 of the way otherwise the centre may not cook well. this is really a easy plum cake recipe..Will surely try it…I too made a chocolate fruit cake in my blog, check it too.. great for lazy girls like me!! I used only 2 eggs and lesser quantity of dry fruits(3/4 cup altogether). Tips and strategies This Christmas, we will have a try.. Nicely wrote and detailed images are too good. It was a super-duper hit ! Sorry for the questionnaire, I’m really willing to bake this soon, certainly not waiting for Christmas. Make the streusel: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon. It just dissapeared. It’s an awesome recipie n I m thankful to u for sharing such..my daughter’s first Xmas will be with this cake I baked, This cake is the best. Stir occasionally and keep heating.When it reaches the stage as shown in the above picture, you are ready to move on to the next step.Turn off heat and add 1/4 cup water to the sugar syrup. Everyone who tasted it loved this cake including my fussy hubby who doesn’t like most of my cakes I divided the batter between two 5 inch pans and baked for 55 mins. Madhu I saw ur comment just now…i used a 9'' pan….but it was ok…..i too used water in the caramel and for me it took close to 60 minutes for the cake to set…. Once all the sugar crystals are dissolved and you get a smooth syrup, turn off heat. You can replace the cashew nuts with almonds or walnuts too but personally I love cashew nuts in fruit cake. Please help? Its just like my Oma makes! If I do will it raise ? I baked this cake yesterday for my mother and she was soooooo impressed. The only issue I had was, even though i soaked the dried fruits and nuts in flour for about 15-20 mts, they sank to the bottom. Hey! Though i coated the raisins and with flour,all the raisins were settled at the bottom of the pan. Honestly, I didn’t use an electric beater at all the last time I baked this and it still came out super good. Filled with fresh plums and topped with streusel, it’s the perfect summer treat. It’s a thick sugar syrup that may also include molasses. what if we use brown sugar instead of caramelizing the white sugar and how could we use that here? You must not miss out on the special Christmas Plum … I ve a chinese 5 spice powder. Everyone loved it. Fan plum slices out in an overlapping pattern over the sugar mixture in the … Start checking from the 45 minute mark. Nice recipe of Kerala Plum Cake. The cake will be a bit tough to unmould if you don’t grease the cake pan generously. The eggs in Singapore are similar in size to US. I really hoped it would turn out the lovely colour like the picture. first time in your space…n wow…u have such an amazing space here…the kerala plum cake looks so delicious….my hubbys from kerala….n i'm sure gonna try this cake I'm ur new follower now….do visit my space sometime …wishing u n ur family a very happy new year . I’d recommend to use orange peels if you can because it enhances the flavour a lot. If the rum might evaporate, can I make it part water and part rum, and lower the temperature for the sugar to melt? Then add a bit of the flour mixture and fold. thank you so much for the kind words! Prathibha, my cup weights out 200grams of sugar and approximately the amount of flour and 200ml of water. Don’t need to plot. I have always loved plum cakes and never tried making it. Thank you for this recipe. This cake tastes great with many fruits but works best with the ones who keep their shape during baking. Thank you ! Will give it a try and let you know how it turns out. I am baking my first round of Christmas cake today with the kids…..another round day after when my niece arrives – plenty of houseguests this year, so need to bake more than usual! or you are placing the cake too high in the oven. Hi Nags I have tried this recipe 3-4 times already and it has come out well every time.. Only problem is the fruits were settled down inspire of dredging them in the flour.. Any suggestions? mmm… perfectly baked cake. The mashed banana made it moist without changing the taste of the cake. Any suggestions? Add sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, butter, and eggs to the bowl and beat on low speed until combined then increase speed to medium-high and beat until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Hi Nags, Iam planning to bake this cake.I wanted to confirm if you are referring to dry orange peels or the raw ones. Your email address will not be published. Lightly roast the fruits in very little ghee for a few mins, cool, and then proceed2. Hi Nagalakshmi, Thank you so much for this superb recipe, I was having guests over for Christmas and wanted to bake a fruit cake myself so i looked up the internet and found yours the most simple one. Set aside. This cake is crafted with a 50-year-old family recipe from Cochin. I made 5 cakes for this Christmas, Made plum cake for the first time yesterday. I wanted to bake it for a friend and surprise them with this,so started the prep with full josh. . These European-style plums are small, dense, and egg-shaped with blue or purple skin, and yellow flesh. Hope that helps. I’m an American in Germany and this tastes like the real-deal. I used a hand electric mixer, mixed streusel with fingers and broke it up a lot smaller- more like a crumb and switched to grill in the last 5mins to give the streusel a little more colour + crunch. In this recipe, does “flour” mean All purpose flour or wheat flour? If you have any objections, please let me know. Thank you. can i use that to replace 1 clove + 1 cardamom pod + small piece of cinnamon + a pinch nutmeg?Ur snowball cookies r fabulous! Kerala Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe Makes one 6″ cake Recipe adapted from Omana Paul, Tag @ediblegarden on Instagram and hashtag it #ediblegardenrecipes, Step by Step Kerala Plum Cake / Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe. Add little though, in case it's overpowering. This Plum Cake tastes great for dessert or brunch. This is my go to recipe, so simple so awesome just like the plum cake back home, thanks for a great recipe! Looks absolutely tempting…yummy looking plum cake. I think the main culprit is the caramel in the cake, my mom says one should not add water during the caramel making process but instead just get the sugar browned. I am amazed that this does not require any alcohol and also no need of pre soaking the fruits. Let cool to room temperature before serving. The English variety of plum cake also exists on the European mainland, but may vary in ingredients and consistency. Can I add some water and try boiling it again? Set aside. I have a few of those in my family too but tutti frutti, they love! In Germany, this kind of cake is often served in the afternoon for “Kaffee und Kuchen” (Coffee and Cake time). Thanks for sharing my Aunt's(?) Cut the plum along the seam that runs from top to bottom. , My cake pan is much taller, around 4″. Great recipe, Nags. using your recipe. I tried it, It turned out really well and tasty. but bottom line, seems like the cake needed more liquid and i am guessing a few tsps of milk didn't cut it. It was the first time I ever tried baking a cake and I followed the recipe to the hilt. Thank you for such an authentic recipe . I was originally worried about making the syrup but now feel like a pro.. lol… Thank you for updating stepwise pictures of the fruit cake. I didn’t add tutti fruiti to my cake though. Thank you Nag for this. to get you air frying...fast! Let the cake sit in the pan for about 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edge of the pan and remove the outer ring of the springform. Flip the plum open, remove the pit, and cut the plum into quarters. I tried this for xmas 2012, it came out really well – Yummmm!! Have a wonderful holiday and keep amazing food coming! Turned out great! HiI tried this cake last week. Plum cake came out excellent…………….Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Easy Christmas Plum Cake recipe – soft & moist, with no prior soaking of fruits & nuts! Enjoy with friends & family, Merry Christmas! after our cake has baked for 2/3 of the time, you can cover loosely with foil without affecting outcome so yes, definitely try that too, I tried this yesterday, and it was yum ! Pflaumenkuchen success! Delicious!!! . i did Exactly as said in the recipie but used a glass tray for baking. Pls advice , Hi Cherry, my one cup is 240 grams so you can use that conversion if it’s easier . It turned out really good. try! I was excited. I haven’t come back in 6 years so this year is extra special. Use 1/4 cup in place of the sugar syrup in this recipe. But when I let it cool it turned rock solid. I am going to try the recipe today to bake a cake before Christmas. Just wondering if I can replace butter with oil? Just use whatever cups you have, as long as you are using the same set for all ingredients, it should work out fine. hope u get it before Christmas! Add the butter and the active dry yeast to the milk and stir until the butter has melted. This is a keeper! Keep stirring and let it turn a deep dark caramel colour. The first time I made it the crust was kind on chewey, but I guess I baked it a little too long. Thanks a lot and Merry Christmas! Can that be right ? You can substitute ground cinnamon, allspice, or nutmeg if you prefer. Baking Time- 40 min. I told no not cant be the cake as that was the last thing i expected today to happen. If you don’t want to make the sugar syrup for Christmas cake from scratch, you can buy treacle from stores. The Italian prune plums have a very short season. I’d give it a try and maybe add some water to the batter. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kerala Plum Cake or Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe – a delicious and easy step by step recipe for fruit cake or Kerala plum cake, that’s perfect for Christmas or really, all year round. Mix the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until soft – about 5-6 mins by hand, 2 mins with an electric beater. Any solution for that? If I succeed I will post it on my blog . Thanks Nags. Also soaking the raisins in orange juice overnight will make to softer . Nothing beats our Kerala plum cakes in flavor. This recipe, for a start, makes me want to close my laptop and run to my kitchen. But unfortunately my attempt didn't turn out good. That can make a difference. And now that I’m hooked on to the taste of caramel I’m looking forward to making a simple banana bread with caramel. Thank you so much Anjana! Thank you Nagalakshmi for posting this! Anyway… smells really good. Don’t let it burn.In the pic above, the sugar is just starting to melt along the sides. i don't see any reason why it won't work. Settlers in British colonies brought the The pits are easy to remove. Oh my, the cake looks so moist and delicious. Don’t be like me and worry about it, it’s really not that hard, you just need to be careful while doing it. texture.. colour.. softness… all were perfect. Hey, have you tried this recipe by soaking the dry fruits in rum? no need to add more rum, just add the fruits as is, the rum will get released into the cake as it bakes. I was wondering about the measurements though. Make sure to add the lemon zest as directed. Nags, HAPPY 2012 to u n Bharathy. So, my ‘cakes’ came out perfect! Thanks Priya and sorry I couldn’t reply you earlier. Use as you would the fresh. It tasted yum.but the top crumb was burnt completely d rest was perfect though.its not just with ur recipie most of d time this is d issue.i kept it for 55 mins at 170c just in 15 mins I got the perfect crumb colour but d inside was gooyey n cooked only in 50 mins..shud I cover it with a foil? Would it work the same way? everything else is same quantity. Will that make difference, you can try, please check out my post on how to make cake in pressure cooker, Hi dear I am planning to do your recipe this weekend f as I found it absolutely wonderful and easy. So, another eventful year is coming to an end with a lot of excitement over the time, and I am here writing my last recipe before the holidays; wrapping up on a sweet note with a Traditional, Old Fashioned Christmas Fruit Cake, aka Plum Cake. If yes, which oil and how much quantity for one cup flour? Isn't it Nags. What did i do wrong? I’m certain I can, but just wondering it whether it will change the moisture of the cake or something like that. Christmas in Kerala is what memories are made of. Plum cake refers to a wide range of cakes made with either dried fruit or with fresh fruit. Thank you so much, Nags. So gave up with a heavy heart and had to trash the cake. At the end of 50 mins, I checked for the consistency and found that the inside of the cake was nowhere near firm, it was just ooey gooey, I kept it for few more mins, still nothing happened. Keep an eye on your inbox for updates. Thanks, Hi….I’m a novice at baking and stumbled upon your recipe yesterday. Anyway the cake is awesome. Likewise, alternate between the eggs and flour mixture until they are used up. This recipe makes a bakery quality cake. If you wanted to use a 11in tin would you increase the weights? The cake was such a hit that it was oer on Christmas day itself and i have promised to bake it one more time for the new year before school starts . I will try this soon, yes that is the same omana paul i don't think i've tried her black forest cake though. Mix the remaining flour and baking powder, spices, and salt until well combined. But just curious…can I use molasses instead of sugar syrup/treacle? It’s definitely a recipe I would remake! I'm planning to bake it again soon. Absolutely fantastic recipe! I have now adjusted it to 3/4 cup for the batter. Yes, you can freeze plum cake but the streusel topping might not be as crispy after defrosting the cake. This Kerala plum cake recipe requires you to caramelise sugar into a thick sugar syrup. I have a lot of plums to use so may make another soon! I then substituted butter for oil and stuck to the rest of recipe. DO you think there is any chance of making this eggless? I made this again this year for a Christmas party and got loads of compliments Thank you. Read my Disclosure and Privacy Policy. God bless! Also freezes very well. Almond Nuts - 50 gm4. I only made the mistake of measuring the butter in  grams which is 65 gms. put it into snap and lock containers I made it in a bundt pan and it was a little tough to unmould but like you said I will butter up the cake pan more next time. I’ll let you know how it turns out! The cake tasted very good. If yes, could you share the modifications you made? Actually I too use a 200ml cup for measuring n sometimes a scale too. Thanks for sharing , Hey super yummy cake !! Love this site. I did the non alcoholic version with orange juice and it turned out awesome. By nags Filed Under: Cake Recipes, Christmas Recipes, Kerala Recipes, Most Popular. Seems like the sugar wasn’t caramelised properly. After giving it time time to cool when I unmoulded it, the cake was very sticky. I have been baking this cake from last 3years regularly ,thanks for this awesome recipe. Christmas in Kerala is what memories are made of. And another question, I have sugar cane molasses, could i use that instead of making the syrup (just to save some time)? Kept my fingers crossed. seems like your oven temperature is off. Have made the yeast version for 50+ years. It is amazing and very delicious. This is my family’s favorite. Set aside and let this mixture cool while you proceed with the preparation of the fruit cake.Set the oven to pre heat at 350F / 180C. Thanks. I tried out this cake today and it was fabulous…it came out really well!You have a wonderful blog here and ur food photography is amazing! There are many different versions of plum cake in Germany, most are made with yeast dough and are baked on a “Backblech” (baking sheet) but this “Rührteig” based recipe is also very popular because it is easier and quicker to make. Turned out absolutely amazing – the caramel tastes so rich and it seems to get better with time! Here you'll find hundreds of recipes, all made from scratch with lots of tips and detailed step-by-step instructions. It’s because of the weight of the fruits. Spread the batter evenly into the cake pan. Your email address will not be published. Plum Cake is a delicious coffee cake made with a simple batter, fresh plums, and a cookie-like nut-free streusel topping! but id really love to try that moist sticky one u mentioned. Let me try it. Hi,Thanks for this yummy cake receipe.I made this cake and it came out very well. Best Recipe. Spray with cooking spray or lightly butter a 9-inch springform pan. Hi Raveena, you can just add some rum or brandy to the mixed fruits and then add it to the batter or even to the batter directly. Hi, I'm Julia! This is my favorite fruitcake recipe, to date. Looking forward to receiving your reply Thanks Tina, Hi, I made this cake today. hey there, for the sinking fruits, try adding 2 tbsp dry flour to it, mix well, and then add to the batter. Learn how your comment data is processed. Schmeckt wie bei meine Oma. The recipe was not that hard and the best part is alchohol free. What is Kerala plum cake? 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