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Plum Cake

Note : I had scheduled this post for 25th Dec Xmas before leaving for Pune… as I thought that would be a perfect day to post a plum cake recipe… Only thing I think I had scheduled it only in my head 😦 anyways here it is with the title changed from Merry Xmas to Plum Cake and the various wishes 🙂


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup demera sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp rum
  • juice and zest of one orange
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup mix of walnuts and cashew chopped
  • 650 gm gms of dried fruits (I used raisins, dates, prunes)
  • 2 cups maida
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Heat the over to 160 degrees
  • Beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy
  • Add eggs and beat some more
  • Add the rum, orange juice and zest
  • Fold the almonds, cashew, walnut and the rest of the dry fruits in it
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder and fold this into the cake batter
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and continue to bake the cake for another 1 hour 30 minutes or until a long skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out with just a few moist crumbs. enjoy!!! It was so yummy that it got over in a day and ojas digged in it too much too… I made one more for him with very very less rum

PS: original recipe from here which BTW is an excellent site for baking recipes… somethings I changed in the recipe are I used rum instead of brandy… I dont like brandy and neither does N… I also used demera sugar instead of light brown and dark which is mentioned

40 comments on “Plum Cake

  1. hitchwriter
    December 29, 2009

    Chalo bahut waqt logo ko chance diya !!!!

    its time the original champ claimed his No. 1 status !!!!!!!!!

    koi yaha aha naache naache… !!!!!! 😛 😛

    • hitchwriter
      December 29, 2009

      geez… nvm the recipe but the pic of the cake !!!!!!! I looks AWESOMELY YUMMYLICIOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Monu I need to shift to bangalore and find a house next to you seriously !!!!!!!! :P:P:P:P:P

      • monikamanchanda
        December 29, 2009

        come come hitchy it will be such fun I tell u

      • hitchwriter
        December 29, 2009

        I m sure it would be fun for me !!!!! 😛 😛 😛

    • monikamanchanda
      December 29, 2009

      yes aaaja nach lale…. waqt ki bhi yahi demand hai 😀 😀

    • Swaram
      December 30, 2009

      Ohh, so u don’t wanna grow up nw 😛

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  3. masood
    December 29, 2009

    grow up Dhiren!!!

    • monikamanchanda
      December 29, 2009

      ha ha ha

      sour grapes masood?

      • hitchwriter
        December 29, 2009

        😛 😛 😛

      • masood
        December 30, 2009

        hehe…he wrote the same comment for me on some blog yesterday….

  4. Pal
    December 29, 2009

    Wowwwww….sounds and looks yummmmmm! One for me too please, with LOTS of rum 😉

  5. shilpadesh
    December 29, 2009

    Yummm… I will try this one this weekend M……

  6. Reema
    December 29, 2009

    very tasty looking!! how was your trip? happy new year in advance!

    • monikamanchanda
      December 30, 2009

      oh the trip was good… post coming up soon mostly 🙂

      happy new year to u too reema

  7. Indian Homemaker
    December 29, 2009

    My daughter’s favorite!! I am passing this to my kids to bake this one and treat us 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      December 30, 2009

      mine too 😀 wow I am waiting for ojas to grow up so that I can be treated to these things too he he

  8. Indian Homemaker
    December 29, 2009

    Now I can see the picture!!! Looks superb!

  9. maald
    December 30, 2009

    After two failed attempts to post a comment on ‘Diet Update’, here I go again:

    One 2003 study published in Obesity Research seemed to confirm this when it found that coconut oil could help overweight men to burn more calories and lose weight.

    • monikamanchanda
      December 30, 2009

      thanks will look into it, ur comments went into spam

      • maald
        January 2, 2010

        looks like another comment of mine (on gallstone flush) went into your spam

  10. Pixie
    December 30, 2009

    I missed it the other day… sigh!

    Will wait for the next batch from you for the tasting!!! 😉 😉

  11. Swaram
    December 30, 2009

    Wow! That looks yum 🙂
    When r we meeting again Mons 😛

    • monikamanchanda
      December 30, 2009

      he he whenever u are coming to blore swaram as u are inviting only pixie to Hyderabad 🙂

      • Pixie
        December 31, 2009

        yea! that she has! 😛
        others are all just dropping in at her place uninvited!! 😉

  12. shail
    December 30, 2009

    Looks so yum!

  13. Abha
    December 30, 2009

    its looking perfectly yummy mon!! awesome!!


  14. mandira
    December 30, 2009

    Mon that looks SO good ya!! rich ,yummy, melt in the mouth types.. im drooling…

  15. monika
    December 31, 2009

    yum yum

  16. Smitha
    January 4, 2010

    Here I was trying to stay away from baking and I get to see this yummy sounding recipe 🙂

    Just one question, Monika- what size cake tin did you use for this?

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  18. sri
    January 6, 2010

    yummy 🙂

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