How to prepare plum cake fruit and rum cake. Strain the rum soaked fruits save the rum and coat them with some all purpose flour to avoid the fruits from sinking to bottom of cake and add the fruits into the cake batter use a large wooden spoon to foldmix the fruits into the cake evenly.
This entire fruit soaking process and christmas fruit cakepudding baking can be done in three ways.
Christmas cake with rum soaked fruit. Arrange cheesecloth on top of parchment paper and unmold cake onto it. Finally add soaked fruits and nuts. Both use 12kg of mixed fruit.
Bake cake at least 2 weeks before christmas. Fruit cakes should be made about three to four weeks before christmas so that you can brush it with alcohol several times and allow the flavors to mingle. Soak fruits at least a month before christmas.
Decorate as you like. This recipe is the first step to start making your traditional christmas cake soak the fruits in rum. Cut a double thickness of cheesecloth big enough to enclose the cake.
Dont over mix the batter. Good combinations include raisins currants sultanas mixed peel glace cherries cranberries prunes and dates but use what you prefer. Soak fruits before three months of christmas ie.
Sieve maida salt baking powder nutmeg powder and cinnamon powder. This fruit cake is packaged with raisins dried cranberries dried apricots and candied fruit dark rum nuts are also included as caramel or butterscotch syrup. I often buy a kilogram bag of mixed dried fruit and then add a 200g bag of glace cherries.
Last week of november and mature it by feeding alcohol once a week until christmas. First only follow the traditional way. If storing longer douse with additional rum for every 10 weeks of storage.
Wrap the cheesecloth closely to the surface of the cake then wrap with paper. Christmas cake black cake wedding cake and great cake are all names used to describe the famous caribbean cake that is made with aged rum soaked fruits. It smells like christmas is in the air.
The fruit mixture is added to cake batter along with aromatic flavorings and warm spices. Black cake caribbean rum soaked fruit cake prunes currants raisins and glaced cherries are chopped finely then soaked in port wine and dark rum for months and years on end. Mature the cake by feeding alcohol 3 times a week until christmas.
There are 4 steps in making your christmas cake. Wrap the cake with the cheesecloth and brush on. Sprinkle top and sides of cake with remaining rum.
Each household and caribbean island has its own version. This is a cake that is made to mark the celebration of christmas weddings christenings baptisms and significant anniversaries. And just fold it.
Add flour mixture to wet mixture slowly and combine well with spatula. Here are my two favourite christmas cake recipes. Place the cake on a rimmed baking sheet lined generously with plastic wrap.
Place in an airtight tin and age for at least 10 weeks. When baking my home is fragranced with the cakes citrusy notes. Preheat oven to 180 degree c for 10 mins.
First second week of september and bake the cake five weeks before christmas ie.