Rich Plum Cake / Christmas Cake

This is one cake that I only prepare for Christmas and it gets over in a day or two in distributing and friends coming over.  I double this recipe and make it.  This is a moist and yummy cake.  I also soak the fruits  2 - 3 months before in rum and store it  a glass jar.


200 Grams Butter - I used salted
200 Grams All Purpose Flour
1/8 Teaspoon Soda-bi-carb
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
200 Grams Sugar - powdered
5 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
300 Grams Kismis/Raisins - chopped
150 Grams Mixed Preserves - chopped
25 Grams Nuts - sliced
100 Grams Tea Sugar for the caramel
1 Small Nutmeg
Rum for the soaking the fruits


Grease and line the baking pan and keep aside.

Preheat the oven to 160 degree, then start preparing the cake batter.

Sieve the Flour, soda-bicarb and baking powder thrice and keep aside.

Strain the soaked fruits and keep aside

Beat the sugar and butter till light and fluffy.  Then add the eggs one by one and continue beating.  Add the essence and little by little add the flour and lightly fold it into the mixture.  Then add the fruits and gently fold it into the mixture.  Pour this into the prepared pan and bake for 20 - 25 minutes.   
As soon you remove the cake from the oven sprinkle a tablespoon or two of rum on top.

When cooled slice the cake.  Enjoy and share it with your loved ones.

Labels : Cakes, Bake a thon

Bake-a-thon 2014
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. This is a classic Christmas cake without any short cut methods. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Ultimate cake, prefect for the xmas celebration..

  3. Wow, what a rich and delicious looking Christmas fruit cake.