Friday, March 22, 2013

Chocolate Plum Cake



CHOCOLATE PLUM CAKE


Ingrediants:

Maida – 1 + 1/3 cup
Cocoa- 2 tblspn 
Baking Powder – ½ tsp
Baking Soda – ½ tsp
Almonds – 2/3 cup - powdered
Raisins – 1/4 cup
Kismis– 1/4 cup
Dates – 200 grams deseeded and chopped
Eggs – 3
Oranges – 2 zested and Juices 
Honey –  ¾ cup
Sugar – ¾ cup+2 tblsp
Butter – 175 grams 
Cinnamon Powder – 1 tsp
Rum - 1/2 cup



Method:

I followed this recipe from Arthi Satheesh Website. I just followed the recipe as it is. I used the same quantity and ingredients. I substituted black raisins with normal raisins

- prepare the baking tray first
- line the baking tray with baking sheet
- seive maida, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and chocolate powder thrice
- add powdered almonds and mix well
- beat the eggs til they are fluffy, keep it aside


- prepare orange juice. I used mixer grinder to prepare orange juice. Deseeded oranges and added them in a mixer jar.
- gave it one - three pulse, and kept it aside
- now in a sauce pan add add butter, raisans, honey, dates, sugar, orange zest, orange pulp juice
- mix well and allow that to boil for 2 - 3 mins
- remove from fire and leave it to cool 
- add  the beaten egg to  the cooled mixture



- now add the dry ingredients (flour ingredients) slowly little by little and mix well
- ensure there are no lumps formed


- preheat oven to 170 degree 
- add the mixture to the baking tray and tap it twice to remove any air bubbles
- bake for 40 mins 

- cool and cut into pieces.

NOTE

Arthi had mentioned that this recipe takes more time. She said baking time was around 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs. But, it took just 40 mins for me to get this perfect cake. Every oven is different. So please adjust the timing accordingly. 

Source:

She picked up the recipe from Nigella Lawson

2 comments:

Suja Manoj said...

Wow chocolaty fruity cake,lovely texture.

Maha Gadde said...

Delicious combination cake, looks tempting!
MAHA