How To Make Plum Cake | Traditional Christmas Cake Recipe | The Bombay Chef – Varun Inamdar

As Christmas is just around the corner, try this traditional Plum Cake popular as Christmas Cake with Chef Varun Inamdar only on Get Curried.

When an occasion knocks on your door, then it is always advisable to welcome it with a certain degree of passion. As Christmas is just around the corner, try this traditional plum cake which is great as a dessert with a dollop of ice cream or works prefect with your evening tea too. Cheers!


250 gms Maida
250 gms softened butter
250 gms powdered sugar
4 eggs
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup citrus peels
1/2 cup prunes, chopped
1/2 cup black sultanas seedless (soaked in 1/4 cup orange juice)
1/2 cup raisins (soaked in 1/4 cup orange juice)
1 tbsp spice mix

For the spice mix
1 tbsp cloves
1 tsp black pepper
3-4 green cardamoms
1 black cardamom
2 nos 1 inch stick cinnamon
½ nutmeg
2 blades of mace
1 small star anise
½ tsp fennel seeds

Royal Icing
60 grams egg whites
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 cups (330 grams) icing sugar sifted

220 gms Icing sugar
30 ml water
1/2 tsp gelatin
1/2 tsp golden syrup
Bloom gelatin in water.

Add golden syrup. Heat for 30 seconds or till the mixture becomes clear. Pour over sieved sugar. Knead into a soft pliable play dough like ball. Color as required.


– In a large bowl, mix butter and powdered sugar together.
– Keep adding eggs and cream the mixture well.
– In another bowl, sieve flour and baking soda well.
– Similarly sieve raisins and black sultanas that are soaked in orange juice. Add this to the flour mix.
– Also add citrus peels and mix them well.
– Add dry seedless plums and mix well.
– Once the fruits are coated with the flour, mix them in the wet mixture.
– Add the remaining juice from the soaked raisins and sultanas.
– Add the fresh spice mix in to the batter and mix well.
– Apply oil to the cake mold and also dust it with flour.
– Place the batter in the cake mold.
– Bake it for 40 to 45 minutes.
– Roll the colored balls in to thin disk and cut them in leaves shape.
– Shape the leaves with the help of sponge so as to make it look natural.
– Like leaves, shape berries as well.
– Allow the cake to cool down completely.
– Once the cake is cooled, its time for frosting.
– Frost the cake evenly.
– Decorate as per your choice and creativity.
– Time to indulge in delicious plum cake!

For Spice Mix

– In a grinder add fennel seeds, star anise, black pepper, cloves, black cardamom, green cardamom, cinnamon stick, nutmeg and mace.
– Grind it in to a powder.

For Royal Icing

– Whisk the egg whites in a bowl and add icing sugar to this.
– Add lemon juice and keep whisking the icing sugar in to the mixture simultaneously.
– The royal icing is ready. Keep it under a damp cloth till its ready to use.

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Host : Varun Inamdar
Director: Vaibhav Dhandha
Camera: Kavaldeep Singh Jangwal, Manjeet Katariya, Pratik Gamre
Editing: Ravi Varma
Creative Head: Kavya Krishnaswamy
Producer: Rajjat A. Barjatya
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Kamini Dandapani says:

Wow you have created a masterpiece!

vanita nair says:

Measurements for the recipe ?? Please.

Niket Talpade says:

When u say butter is it normal amul butter or white butter coz amul butter is salty

Amrin Gajbarwadi says:

please answer

Soumitra Burman says:

Merry xmas to u too

Amrin Gajbarwadi says:

why we need to add spicy masala in cake

yashaswini kumar says:

hey Varun! Just wanted to know what’s d weight of the finished product without royal icing

Wadie Rizk says:

woooow, my mouth is watering, so yummy. thank you for sharing.

Nicole Emerson says:

you have a nice calming voice to listen to.

Radha Samoedj says:

thank you for such a beautifull cake chef.let the joy of the Lord be our strenght. merry christmass to you and your family.

MsZee88 says:

it looks so pretty!!! well done! hope to make it next year cz already made a fruit cake 🙂

isha shridhar says:

amazing work chef

Raj Sam says:

sir please show how to make fondant

Cathy L. says:

Work of art! You make everything look easy.. I know it’s actually labor intensive and too many ingredients that I don’t have. Going out to buy one.. Cos I want to eat it NOW!

shubhagini sharma says:

any replacement for egg varun

Jewel Che says:

so beautiful cake ♡♡♡

alekhya 01 says:

awesome 🙂

Ankita Roy says:

u r awesomeeeeeeee

Diya Das says:

temperature of the oven?

Culture Recipe says:

You did it with so much precision! Beautiful cake, chef! Merry Christmas 🙂

Kamna Kandpal says:

this guy is really talented!

Calista_ Syakirah says:


sanchita kulkarni says:

wahooowoo just love it !!!
u r great Varun!!! actually cake making its an art n u r the fabulous artist !!!!

Hrishav Mukherjee says:

what should be the oven temperature?

Debdeep Mondal says:


Padma sivam says:

Chef am new to cooking … so can u pls tell me about the temperature in oven… i don’t know anything about oven…

Sweta Waghmare says:

Any replacement of eggs in this recipe?

Parth Joshi says:

wow so tasty

sapna raj says:

just amazing… appreciate the effort you have put to create such an magnificent cake

Dimple Paul says:

is it necessary to put the spices???

Abhilash K M says:

You my friend… Is just amazing!

cute grl says:

Any Substitute for egg?

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