Friday, March 22, 2013

Chocolate Plum Cake



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


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.


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. 


She picked up the recipe from Nigella Lawson


Suja Manoj said...

Wow chocolaty fruity cake,lovely texture.

Maha Gadde said...

Delicious combination cake, looks tempting!