Kerala Plum Cake (No eggs, No Alcohol, Complete Wheat)

My Kerala plum cake is a straightforward and engaging recipe for making a Kerala model fruit cake with out eggs and alcohol. Bonus – my recipe can also be made with complete wheat flour and is vegan.

About this recipe

We love fruit desserts. So no surprise, I have already got two eggless fruit desserts posted on the weblog – Crimson Wine Cake and Fruit Cake (made with rum).

One main distinction on this Kerala fruit cake and the opposite fruit desserts, is the addition of caramel. This does give a pleasant brown shade to the cake. Right here I present you methods to make home made caramel and it provides loads of depth and taste to your plum cake.

My recipe of Kerala plum cake is made with out alcohol. I’ve made this Kerala fruit cake each with recent orange juice and apple juice on totally different events.

Soak the dry fruits in both of the juice in a single day within the fridge. With orange juice, you needn’t fear because the cake doesn’t grow to be bitter.

photo collage of a round kerala fruit cake on a white plate and slices of kerala fruit cake on a white rectangular tray

I’ve used natural apple juice and 100% complete wheat flour (atta) for this kerala plum cake. So it is a wholesome bake. The quantity of sugar and oil added can also be not an excessive amount of.

The sweetness of the dates, golden raisins and black currants utilized in my Kerala fruit cake recipe, compensates for much less sugar being added.

To make the caramel syrup for this Kerala fruit cake, I checked the tactic on Nag’s weblog. Getting ready caramel isn’t tough. So don’t fear on that. Simply cook dinner the sugar and water on a low flame and carry on stirring typically.

This Kerala plum cake is delicate and moist. The recipe yields about 1 kilogram of cake. I’ve used an Eight-inch spherical pan. Although you may even use a loaf pan with Eight.5 x four.5 x 2.5 dimensions.

Do use dry fruits and nuts of your alternative, however don’t skip on the candied orange peels. These give beautiful bitter notes in some bites whereas savoring the plum cake.

Step-by-Step Information

Learn how to make Kerala Plum Cake

Soaking dry fruits

1. Take all of the dry fruits and nuts in a bowl. I rinse them in water a couple of times after which drain them very effectively. I choose to rinse them, however you may skip this step.

dry fruits  and nuts in a steel bowl for kerala plum cake recipe

2. Now finely chop all of them and accumulate in a mixing bowl. For sooner work, chop the fruits and nuts in a meals processor or meals chopper.

finely chopped dry fruits and nuts

three. Add 1 cup apple juice. The apple juice that we want is the flowing, skinny, clear apple juice stocked in shops.

In a pinch, you may as well use recent apple juice. However provided that recent apple juice can have a bulk of the pulp, add 1.5 cups recent apple juice.

apple juice being added

four. Combine very effectively. Enable the fruits to soak within the apple juice for a day. Preserve the bowl coated within the fridge.

Whether or not you utilize packaged apple juice or recent apple juice, don’t maintain the dry fruits soaking at room temperature. Combine and instantly refrigerate.

apple juice mixed with dry fruits and nuts

5. The beneath picture is of the dry fruits + apple juice combination the subsequent day. Carry this to room temperature earlier than you proceed with the recipe.

soaked dry fruits and nuts for making kerala fruit cake recipe

Getting ready caramel resolution

6. In a saucepan, take ½ cup sugar (100 grams) and a pair of tablespoons water. I’ve used natural unrefined cane sugar. White sugar will also be used.

raw sugar and water in a sauce pan

7. Combine and stir very effectively. Preserve this pan on the range prime on a low flame.

stirring sugar solution with a wooden spatula

Eight. Carry this sugar resolution to a boil on a low warmth. You will note the combination effervescent initially.

simmering frothy bubbling sugar syrup

9. Proceed to cook dinner and do carry on stirring typically.

sugar syrup being cooked further

10. At one level it would look that the sugar is getting crystallized.

sugar seen getting crystallized in the syrup

11. Proceed to cook dinner and stir incessantly.

sugar syrup being stirred with a wooden spatula

12. The pale brown shade remains to be there as you see within the picture beneath.

color changed in sugar syrup

13. Proceed to cook dinner and stir and you will note the colour altering to a darkish brown.

color becoming dark brown

14. Right here the caramelization course of has began. Since I used to be additionally dealing with the digicam, I finished right here fearing that the caramel mustn’t get burnt.

The colour ought to grow to be a little bit extra brown and additionally, you will get the caramel aroma.

color has become darker and caramel is ready

15. Take away the pan from the range prime and place it down. Instantly add 1 cup water to the caramel. Watch out whereas doing in order the combination splutters.

water added to caramel syrup

16. The caramel will harden as quickly as you pour the water. Preserve the saucepan again on the range prime on a low flame. Stir typically and produce to a mild simmer till all of the hardened caramel is dissolved. Do stir typically in order to help in dissolving the caramel.

water mixed with caramel syrup

17. Under is the caramel liquid. Let this caramel resolution cool utterly. Filter this resolution and maintain apart. You may see the impurities from the unrefined sugar within the image beneath.

You can too use brown sugar or jaggery as a substitute of getting ready the caramel resolution. Merely dissolve the jaggery or brown sugar in 1 cup water and proceed to the subsequent step – 18.

caramel liquid ready for kerala plum cake

18. As soon as the caramel resolution has cooled, add ⅓ cup oil. I used olive oil. You can too use sunflower oil or melted butter. If utilizing melted butter than add it when the caramel resolution turns heat.

adding oil to caramel solution for making kerala fruit cake

19. Combine the oil with the caramel resolution completely.

oil mixed thoroughly with the caramel solution

20. Subsequent add 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. I used lemon juice. You can too use common white vinegar. Combine once more completely.

lemon juice being added

Making plum cake batter

21. Grease an Eight inch spherical pan very effectively with oil or butter. Preheat your oven at 180 levels celsius(356 levels Fahrenheit) for 15 minutes earlier than you bake the cake.

greased cake pan

22. In a seive, take 2 cups complete wheat flour/atta (240 grams), 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder, ⅛ teaspoon clove powder and ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (non-compulsory).

You can too add ¼ teaspoon allspice powder and ¼ teaspoon ginger powder.

flours and ground spices in a sieve

23. Sift all of the dry elements. Put aside.

sifted dry ingredients in a black bowl

24. Subsequent add the soaked dry fruits + apple juice combination to the sifted dry elements.

soaked dry fruits added to sifted flour

25. With a spatula simply combine flippantly and don’t over work. You don’t need any gluten strands forming within the batter combine.

soaked dry fruits mixed lightly with sifted flour for kerala plum cake

26. Add the caramel resolution.

caramel solution being added

27. End off your entire caramel resolution in a single go.

caramel solution floating lightly on top of the flour mixture

28. Now fold the flour elements with the caramel resolution. Don’t combine. To see how folding is completed, you may test my Eggless Banana Bread youtube video.

batter being mixed with a wooden spatula

29. Fold to a easy batter. If the batter seems to be thick, then you may add some extra water.

kerala plum cake batter ready

Baking Kerala Plum Cake

30. Pour the batter within the ready pan. Gently shake and faucet the pan in order to even out the batter.

plum cake batter poured in the cake pan

31. Place the pan in a preheated oven and bake the cake at 180 levels celsius (356 levels Fahrenheit) for 1 hour or 1 hour and 15 minutes.

A wood skewer ought to come out clear and dry when inserted within the cake. There shall be some moisture from the dry fruits on the skewer however there shouldn’t be any sticky cake batter on it. You need to see tremendous crumbs.

This kerala plum cake must be baked very effectively. If the highest will get browned an excessive amount of, then cowl with an aluminium foil or parchment paper and proceed to bake.

Baking time varies with numerous manufacturers and fashions of oven. So do maintain a test. In case you take away the cake and discover that it has not baked and has a sticky or too moist a texture, then maintain the cake again within the pan and proceed to bake.

beautiful golden baked kerala plum cake

32. Right here’s the bottom of the plum cake. I used to be in a rush and whereas the cake was nonetheless sizzling, I eliminated it from the pan. Result’s a crack on the bottom. Do take away the cake gently from the pan as soon as it utterly cools at room temperature. On a regular basis, maintain the cake pan whereas cooling on a wired rack or wired tray.

inverted kerala plum cake on a steel plate

33. You may sift some powdered sugar on prime of the cake to cover the cracks on the highest. Slice and serve the eggless Kerala plum cake.

slices of Kerala plum cake on a white rectangular plate

Storing strategies

Kerala plum cake cake will also be refrigerated. It retains good for 10 to 12 days within the fridge. I sliced the cake in slices and saved the slices in an hermetic field.



Can we exchange complete wheat flour with all-purpose flour?

If utilizing all function flour, you may want so as to add much less quantity of caramel syrup. Since we’re making the caramel syrup forward, it’s difficult to inform the right amount. My suggestion could be so as to add an equal proportion of each complete wheat flour and all-purpose flour.

Can I halve or double the recipe?

Completely! You may simply halve or double or triple my kerala plum cake recipe.

Can I bake the cake in a microwave oven?

In your microwave oven, use the convection mode for baking. The cake can’t be baked utilizing the microwave mode or microwave possibility.

Can I exploit recent orange peels as a substitute of candied orange peels?

No – recent orange peels will make the cake bitter. Omit the candied orange peels for those who would not have them. However you may add orange zest – which is the orange coloured a part of a recent orange peel. Use a grater or a zester, to get tremendous grates of the orange a part of the peel and never the white half. You may add about 1 tablespoon of orange zest to the batter.

Is it tremendous if I soak the dry fruits for a few hours?

Dry fruits and nuts soften and soak very well when saved in a single day. However in case you are wanting time, then soak them for two to three hours.

Can I make this cake with out an oven?

In fact, you can also make the cake in a stove-top strain cooker. Comply with the steps outlined on this recipe submit to make the cake in a cooker – Stress Cooker Cake.

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Kerala plum cake with a delicate and lightweight crumb, made with out eggs and alcohol. My Kerala model cake is made with apple juice, caramel and complete wheat flour.

Prep Time 1 d

Cook dinner Time 1 hr 15 minutes

Complete Time 1 d 1 hr 15 minutes

Delicacies World

Course: Desserts

Weight-reduction plan: Vegan, Vegetarian

Issue Stage: Straightforward

Servings 1 kilogram

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This Kerala plum cake recipe submit from the archives (December 2015) has been republished and up to date on 20 December 2020.

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