Eggless Plum Cake

Eggless Plum Cake

How can a Christmas season go without baking a plum cake!!! During December, in Fortkochi, the place where I live now, everywhere it smells sweet plum cake!!! I love the smell and how I used to eat it so much in my childhood days. Now I am a pure vegetarian that I dont want to have the traditional plum cakes where egg is also an ingredient. So I tried making plum cakes without eggs. Most of the attempts failed. This time I tried condensed milk as egg substitute and it worked!!! So here I am sharing with you the recipe of a super tasty eggless plum cake I made this holiday season!!

Eggless Plum Cake

Merry N Caramel
This delicious eggless plum cake is soft, rich and alcohol free. As the dry fruits are not soaked but boiled, the preparation time will take only around 2 hours.
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup multicolored tutti fruttis
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup seedless sultanas
  • 1/4 cup deseeded and chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/8 cup chopped glazed cherries
  • 150 grams unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp plum essesnce or vanilla essence

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup maida or all purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • a pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/8 tsp clove powder

Instructions
 

  • Add granulated sugar into a heated saucepan and wait till it starts browning
  • Once it starts browning slightly stir with a spatula
  • After the sugar gets completely melted it will start frothing
  • At this point switch off the flame
  • Pour 1 and 1/2 cup water into the caramelized sugar (Take care and use a long handled spoon to pour water into the pan, as water may splash suddenly)
  • Add into this all chopped dry fruits and nuts and boil for around 5 minutes at low flame
  • Allow this to cool to room temperature
  • Next beat butter and condensed milk till smooth using an electric beater
  • Add in the essence and beat again
  • Sieve into this bowl all the dry ingredients
  • Add in the dried fruits and nuts in caramelized sugar
  • Mix everything well with a spatula
  • Pour the batter into two paper/tin moulds of 1/2 kg size
  • Top the batter with broken cashews, sultanas and halved cherries
  • Meanwhile keep the oven ready with preheated for 10 minutes @ 160 degree celsius
  • Bake for 40 minutes @ 160 degree celsius
  • Allow to cool completely and cling wrap it
  • Consume it on the next day
Keyword Eggless cake, Eggless plum cake, non alcoholic plum cake, Plum cake