Delicious Christmas Plum Cake Recipe

Delicious Christmas Plum Cake Recipe

Carry on the tradition with your mom’s cherished Christmas Cake! 🥮


For the Soaking Mix:

  • – 600g (4 cups) Dried Fruits and Nuts (Dates, Dried Apricots, Sultanas, Raisins, Dried Cranberries, Candied peel pieces, Red glazed cherries, Cashew nuts, dried papaya pineapple bits)
  • – About 2 tablespoons of Spices (Cinnamon, Allspice, cardamom powder)
  • – 3 tablespoons Brandy or Rum
  • – 3 tablespoons Golden syrup
  • – 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • – 1 teaspoon Rose essence (optional)
  • – 1 teaspoon Lemon essence (optional)

For the Cake

  • – 30g (4 tablespoons) Plain Flour
  • – 90g (½ cup) Semolina
  • – 100g (½ cup) Sugar
  • – 110g (½ cup) Butter
    – 3 Egg Yolks
  • – 2 Egg Whites
  • – 3 tablespoons Strawberry Jam or jelly


  • – Measuring cup size – 240ml
  • – Baking pan 20×20 cm square pan

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F).
2. In a large bowl, combine all the dried fruits, nuts, spices, brandy or rum, golden syrup, vanilla extract, and optional essences. Mix well and let it soak for at least a few hours or overnight.
3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Add egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
5. Fold in plain flour and semolina.
6. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and gently fold them into the batter.
7. Add the soaked fruit mixture and strawberry jam/jelly. Mix until well combined.
8. Pour the batter into a greased and lined 20×20 cm square baking pan.
9. Bake in the preheated oven at 160°C (320°F) for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 140°C (284°F) and bake for another 50-60 minutes. Cover with foil halfway through baking if needed.
10. Let the cake cool completely before slicing and savoring the Christmas magic!

Enjoy your delightful Plum Cake and create more cherished holiday memories! 🎅✨ Share your festive creation with #ChristmasPlumCake. Happy baking!

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