Plum Cake Variations You Need To Try

What is Christmas without a fruity plum cake on the table? We bet plum cakes are on your Christmas checklist and so have brought to you 2 of our plum cake variations recipe! Read on below to prepare these plum cake variations this holiday season.

  1. The OG plum cake



  1. Take a large bowl and sieve together the flour and the baking powder. Keep aside. Now, in another bowl, mix together the brown sugar and butter until the sugar dissolves completely. Take the help of an electric blender
  2. Now, break the eggs and add them one by one. Keep beating the mixture until it is light and frothy. Gradually add the flour to this egg-butter and sugar mixture spoon by spoon so that no lumps are formed
  3. Keep stirring to attain a smooth mixture. Add the milk and the vanilla essence and mix well. Add cinnamon powder and blend again. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, chop the nuts and the prunes finely. Mix in the batter and beat well. Reserve some nuts that you can put on top of the cake. Now, preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes. Prepare a baking tray by lining it with butter paper. Grease it with oil or butter and dust some flour. Pour the batter in it
  5. Bake the cake at 180 degrees Celsius for one hour or at 200 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes. The temperature mostly depends on the type of oven you have. Insert a skewer in the cake to check if it is ready. If it comes out clean, take out the cake and place it on a wire rack to cool
  6. Carefully take the cake out from the baking tray. Slice it and serve with tea, coffee or with an assortment of snacks. This cake also goes well with vanilla ice-cream
  7. You can also make a quick icing by beating together one cup icing sugar and one cup unsalted butter. Mix vigorously, until the mixture becomes creamy
  8. Put it in the fridge for one hour. Now put it in the piping bag and use it to decorate the cake. If you want your icing to be colourful, you can divide this butter-sugar mixture into two parts and then add the two colours of your choice in both the parts
  9. Put them in separate icing bags and use them to jazz up your cake. You can also use gems or chocolate chips to decorate your Christmas Plum Cake.

2. The plum-rum cake



  1. Stir together dried fruit, candied ginger, candied orange peel and brandy. Keep overnight
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter two 9/5 inch loaf tins. Line them with butter paper
  3. In a bowl mix dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, spices and salt
  4. In a mixer beat, butter and both the sugars & beat until smooth. Mix eggs one at a time followed by molasses and vanilla
  5. Now, gradually add the flour mixture. Mix till smooth. Add the fruit mixture and walnuts
  6. Divide the batter between the two tins. Bake for 1 hour and 35 minutes or till the tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and brush the top with more liquor. Remove and place on a wired rack
  7. Heat the jam and water till smooth and glaze the top of the warmed cake.

Looking for more? You can check out Christmas brunch ideas to start your day.

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