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Simple Plum Cake Recipe

Simple Plum Cake is a popular Anglo-Indian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Anglo-Indian Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 3.5 based on 100 votes


  • 300 g - flour or Maida
  • 250 g - Butter
  • 250 g - powdered Sugar
  • 3 eggs (whites beaten well separately)
  • 1 tsp - baking powder
  • 2 tsp - chopped Orange or Lemon peel
  • 100g - black currants, chopped
  • 2tps - date syrup (for colour)
  • 2 - Cloves
  • 2 - small pieces of cinnamon, powdered
  • 1 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • How to Make Simple Plum Cake:

    1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
    2. Dust the orange/ lemon peel and chopped black currants with a little flour.
    3. Cream the butter and sugar well.
    4. Add egg yolks, date syrup, cinnamon and clove powder and vanilla.
    5. Essence and mix well.
    6. Add the orange/ lemon peel and black currants.
    7. Slowly add the egg whites and flour and fold in well.
    8. If the mixture is too thick, add a little milk.
    9. Pour into a greased and papered baking tin or dish and bake in a slow oven for about 40-45 mins.
    10. Remove from the oven when done and set aside to cool.


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