Eggless Plum Cake (Alcohol-Free)

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, December 17, 2012

Finally i m up with this Month's Baking Partner's Post. This month we actually had 3 choices to bake from, i selected Archana's Plum Cake. I m also planning to bake the other two cakes for Christmas. After all, it is Christmas, which is not complete without some delicious Cakes!!!!

I choose to bake an Eggless and alcohol-free Plum Cake. I already have a Eggless Fruit Cake already in my recipe, but then i wanted to try this Boiled Fruit Cake, Which my kiddo was asking me to bake after watching his favorite contestant Callum of Masterchef Australia baking it during Masterclass competition!!! :) 
My First attempt to bake this cake didn't come as i expected. Though the cake was very tasty, it was a bit dense and didn't rise well. So i tried again, the next day, it came out good.
Dry Fruits n Nuts
1/2 Cup Raisins (i used a mix of Brown and black raisins)
1/4 Cup Chopped Apricots and Figs
1/4 Cup Cashews
1/4 Cup almonds
1/4 Cup Apple Juice
1/2 tsp Orange Zest

For the Caramel Syrup
3tbsp Sugar 
1 tbsp Water
Lemon Juice few drops
1/4 Cup Boiling Water

Egg Replacement(instead of 1.5 eggs)
1 tbsp Apple Cidar Vinegar
1 tbsp Water
1 tsp Baking Powder

For the Cake
1/4 Cup Crisco shortening
3 tbsp oil
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract 
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/8 tsp Ginger Powder
1/8 tsp Clove Powder
1/8 tsp Nutmeg Powder
2tbsp Whipped Cream (instead of egg whites)
  • Combine Vinegar, Water and Baking Powder given under Egg Replacement in a small bowl. Keep aside.
  • In a medium pan, Apple juice, Raisins, Apricots, Figs and Orange zest. Cook for 1 minute on medium heat. Add Cashews and continue to cook for 1 minutes until heated through. Keep aside.
  • In a small pot, add 3 Tbsp Sugar and 1 Tbsp water and few drops of lemon juice. Swirl pan to mix – do not use spoon. Heat until sugar changes color and becomes caramelized. (approx 7-8 minutes).Add 1/4 cup boiling water and swirl pan again to mix well. Keep aside.
  • In another Bowl Sift together All Purpose Flour, Dry Spice Powders and Baking Powder
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter and powdered sugar and beat with hand blender.Add Vinegar + Water + Baking powder Mix and beat again. Add Vanilla Extract and blend.
  • Add Flour Mix little by little to this and Blend Again.Add caramelized sugar syrup a little at a time into mixing bowl and blend.Add fruit/nut mixture, Whipped cream into mixing bowl and mix with a spoon. 
  • Preheat oven to 160C.Lightly coat baking pans with spray cooking oil or regular oil.Pour batter into greased baking pans and bake for approx 50-60 minutes. Remove cake from oven and allow it to cool Completely.
Just noticed, this is my 400th post!!! yay!!!! Thank you guys for all the support!!!!

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  1. This looks very nice :) congratulations.

  2. cake looks super moist and love the fact u did it eggless.

  3. Wow using apple cider vinegar for egg replacement - that is a learning for me!!! and I love this recipe!! Bookmarked!!
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  4. Its tooo perfect with new tip i.e using vinegar....

  5. I like eggless versions..mmm delicious. Thanks for ur comment on my post dear.

  6. Love ur egg subsitute Priya, cake looks wonderful and absolutely moist, cant believe its eggless.

  7. The cake looks really moist! Using vinegar is a very wise choice...Awesome!

  8. Your eggless plum cake looks yummy!

  9. Congrats on your 400th post.. Love your version of this eggless plum cake..

  10. Great looking fruitcake, I'd just posted one in my blog too! Mine had eggs though.

  11. yummy sis is allergic to eggs so would definitely try out for her.

  12. Beautifully done.Cute looking plum cake.

  13. Eggless pulm cake looks delicious, you did very well.

  14. Congrats whata lovely way to celebrate 400th post.


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