How to make Delicious Plum Cake at home?
Looking for a festive bake to wow guests this winter?
To top this incredibly easy sponge cake, infuse seasonal delicious plum with the festive flavors of mulled wine, including cinnamon, cloves, oranges, and red wine. If you’re looking for something a little unusual for Christmas, this cake is fantastic. Serve with cream or custard for a glossy, syrupy, and incredibly moreish treat.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 1 hr 5 mins
Ingredients of Mulled Wine Plum Cake
- 150g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
- 14 ripe but firm plums, halved and stoned (7 for the cake; 7 for the topping)
- 125ml fruity, full-bodied red wine
- 225g caster sugar
- 1 orange, divided into two parts: a cake and a topping.
- 2 cinnamon sticks go into the cake, and 1 is used for the topping
- 5 whole cloves
- 2 large eggs
- 120g Yogini Maida
- 12-14 pieces of Yogini Black raisin
- 80g ground almonds
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- 1 cup icing sugar, to dust (optional)
- 1 cup single cream or custard, to serve
- 2 tbsp light soft brown sugar
Note : Choose Santa Carolina Reserva Merlot for enhancing the cake flavor.
Preparation of Christmas cake :
Step 1 :
Set the oven’s temperature to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Butter should be used to grease and line a 20 cm round spring form cake pan. Place the orange slices, cinnamon sticks, black raisins, cloves, 50g of caster sugar, red wine, and plums in a pot. Simmer the mixture for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the plums are tender. Turn off the heat and let the food cool completely. Drain the plums after they have cooled, saving the mulled wine syrup for later. Throw away the spices and orange slices, and set the plums aside.
Step 2 :
To create the cake batter, whip the butter and remaining caster sugar with an electric mixer for 3 to 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy.Add the one egg at a time, whisking well after each addition. Stir in the flour, almonds, baking powder, and ginger after adding them.
Place the cooked plums, cut-side up, on top of the batter in the prepared cake mould. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a skewer put in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Step 4 :
Prepare the topping while waiting. In a roasting pan, place the cut-side-up plum pieces, and add the brown sugar, orange juice, and cinnamon stick. The final 25 minutes of baking the cake should be spent roasting it in the oven.
Warm up the reserved mulled wine syrup in a small pot while the cake and plums simmer. For a few minutes, let it simmer and reduce until it becomes silky and syrupy.
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