Rich Plum Cake With Almond Icing

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 300 g - plain flour/ maida
  • 300 g - brown sugar
  • 100 g - powdered white sugar
  • 3 - eggs, beaten
  • 2tsp - vanilla essence
  • 300 g - butter
  • 1 tsp - nutmeg powder
  • 1 tsp - cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp - date syrup
  • 300 g - dried fruit
  • 50 g - orange/ lemon peel
  • 250 ml - rum or brandy

How to Make Rich Plum Cake With Almond Icing

  • Soak the dried fruit and orange/ lemon peel in rum or brandy for about 1 month.
  • Just before using, strain and mix in 3 tsp of flour to it.
  • Keep it aside.
  • Cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar well.
  • Add the beaten eggs, date syrup and vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Add the orange/lemon peel and dried fruits, nutmeg powder and cinnamon powder and mix well.
  • If the mixture is too thick add a little milk.
  • Pour into a greased and papered baking tin or dish and bake in a slow oven for about 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven when done and set aside to cool. (Ice this cake only when completely cold).
  • Preparation steps for the Almond icing:
  • Soak 300 g almonds in water overnight then grind to a thick paste.
  • Add 500 g icing sugar, 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp almond essence and 2 tsp lime juice and cook with a little water in a heavy bottom pan till it solidifies.
  • Remove it from heat and cool.
  • Knead it into a stiff ball.
  • Roll out to fit the cake. (Brush some eat white all over the icing if desired).
  • Spread a thin layer of jam on the cake to keep the icing in placer.
  • Place the layer of almond icing over the cake and press gently so that the entire cake is covered with the icing.
  • Allow it set for 2 days.
  • If required cover this layer with royal icing for a hard surface.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Anglo-Indian Recipes