Fruit Cake or Plum Cake

Fruit cake contains very rich amount of fruits, mainly dry fruits and loved by everyone. It tastes so yummy. It is also known as Christmas cake. Most of them make fruit cake by adding alcohol. But here it is the alcohol free version. This evolve two steps first is the preparation of caramel and next is preparation of cake batter.

Plum Cake or Fruit Cake
 
For the preparation of caramel:
  •  Sugar-1/4cup
  • Hot water-3tbsp
Heat sugar with a tbsp. of water. Stir well to avoid clotting. When it becomes brown in color remove from stove and add 2tbsp of water
Take attention when pouring hot water and avoid burning. Put it again in a low flame for few seconds...keep it aside. The color of the caramel decides the color of fruit cake. So be very careful when preparing this in order to get a good brown color not so dark and not so pale. 

For the Preparation of cake:

·         Mixed fruits-1/4 cup(tutti fruity, cashew ,walnut, dried apricot,  fig, dates etc as per our taste)
·         Egg-3nos
·         Butter-1/2cup
·         All purpose flour-3/4cup
·         Baking powder-1/2tsp
·         Sugar crushed-1/2cup
·         Vanilla essence-4drops
·         Caramel syrup-above preparation
·         Spice powder- powder of 1cardmom,nutmeg small piece, cinnamon small piece
·         Fresh orange juice with zest-2tbsp
·         Mixed fruit jam-1tbsp

Preparation:
·         Preheat the oven in 180~c
      ·         Beat the egg whites very well and keep it aside
·         Beat egg yolk and butter , when it becomes creamy add crushed sugar slowly
·         Add vanilla essence, jam , caramel syrup, spice powder, orange juice  one by one and mix it thoroughly
·         Add Maida and baking powder sieved mixture to it and mix it with a spoon
·         Add the mixed fruits(mix it in with Maida and sieve the excess Maida)
·         Now add the beaten egg whites in to this and combine well
·         Pour it in to a greased baking tray(with butter and Maida)
·         Microwave for 40 minutes.
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