Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Plum cake :)

Serves- 8
Prep time- 1 hr 30 min 


Raisins to be soaked
1.Currents- 100 g
2.Figs - 60 g
3.Cashew nuts- 60 g
4.Dates - 40 g
5.Rum -250 ml
6.Red wine-300 ml 

For the cake 
1.Unsalted butter - 200 g
2.Brown sugar-200 g
3.Eggs - 4 
4.All purpose flour-200 g
5.Vanilla essence-1 tsp
6.Baking powder-1 tsp

For the caramel 
1.Sugar-3 tbsp
2.Hot water - 60 ml

Procedure :
1. Soak the raisins in the rum and red wine for at least 2 weeks before you start baking the cake .

2.For the caramel , caramelize the sugar on a pan and add hot water to obtain camel syrup. Cool and keep it aside.

3.Beat the eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer till they are fluffy .

4.Add the brown sugar and vanilla and beat the mixture until well blended .

5. Add the butter and blend the mixture well.

6. Add the caramel to this mixture .

7.Add the flour and baking powder and blend the mixture on high speed for 3 min.

8.Now line the a loaf tin with parchment paper and fill it with the cake batter .

9.Now take the soaked raisins a plate and coat them with some all purpose flour ( this makes sure that the raisins do not sink to the bottom of the cane tin.)

10.Place the coated raisins on the batter and lightly cover them with some batter . 

11.Bake at 160 °c  for 1 hr .

12. You will know that your cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean .