Perfect plum cake with no wine and eggs

Perfect plum cake with no wine and eggs
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Plum cakes are a must to ring in the Christmas season. Here is an amazing recipe of tasty and soft plum cake that doesn’t have eggs or wine in it.

Ingredients

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla essence

Zest of one orange

1 tbsp mixed fruit jam

¾ cup sugar

½ cup oil

½ cup yoghurt

½ cup orange juice

2 cardamom pods

5 cloves

1 small piece cinnamon

1 small piece nutmeg

A pinch of ajwain

¼ cup water

2 tbsp chopped cashews

2 tbsp chopped almonds

2 tbsp chopped walnuts

2 tbsp chopped cherries

2 tbsp chopped tutti fruity

2 tbsp chopped dates

2 tbsp chopped black grapes

Preparation

Soak the chopped cashews, almonds, walnuts, cherries, tutti fruity, grapes and dates in orange juice for at least an hour

Prepare caramel by heating ¼ cup sugar in 1 tbsp water in a pan

Pour ¼ cup water when the sugar turns brown in colour to make the caramel syrup

Allow the caramel syrup to cool down

Grind ½ cup sugar, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ajwain in a mixer jar

Transfer this powder into a bowl

Into the mixer jar add the yoghurt, oil, caramel syrup, soaked nuts, mixed fruit jam, vanilla essence and orange zest

Blend well

Sift the all purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda

Add the sifted dry ingredients into the blended wet ingredients

Add the powdered ingredients as well

Fold well into soft batter

Pour the batter into a greased cake tin

Garnish with some whole cashews

Bake for 50-55 minutes in a pre heated oven of 175 degree Celsius

Cut the plum cake into slices after the cake has cooled down completely.

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