Rum and fruits Christmas Cake (Pressure cooker)

A classic fruit cake for Christmas with the fruits soaked in rum… Baked in a pressure cooker

  • Servings: 6-serving
  • Difficulty: easy
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A classic fruit cake for Christmas with the fruits soaked in rum... Baked in a pressure cooker


  • Course: dessert
  • Cooking Time: 60 mins


1/2 Cup Dry fruits and nuts (increase qty as per taste)
180 Millilitres Rum
125 Grams Sugar
100 Grams Maida / All purpose flour
1/4 Cup Maida (for tossing fruits)
1/2 Cup Neutral tasting vegetable oil
1.5 Teaspoons vanilla essence
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Baking powder
1/4 Cup water


  1. Chop the fruits and nuts into small pieces and soak in rum for at least 15 days (mine was in for 2.5 months. also have used more quantity than 1/2 cup of nuts. Makes yours to your taste)
  2. Caramelize the sugar. Add the water and leave to cool
  3. Separate egg yolk and white and beat the white to form soft peaks and set aside. (not stiff peaks, from my experience the cakes rises with a hollow cavity on the top since the fruits in the cake make the batter heavier when beaten to stiff)
  4. Combine the yolks, essence and oil
  5. Add half the qty of flour and combine.
  6. Add the caramelized sugar and combine well. Add the remaining flour and combine
  7. Strain the fruits and reserve the rum
  8. Toss the fruits in 1/4 cup of maida so that the fruits have a thing coating on it. This prevents the fruits from sinking
  9. Add one or two tbsp of rum from the reserved rum to the cake batter with baking powder and mix.
  10. Now fold in the fruits with the cake batter. Once done fold in the egg-whits to this batter
  11. Prepare a greased, dusted and lined cake pan. Pour the batter into the cake pan (this makes a 7 to 9 inch cake). Set this into a dry pressure cooker on top of a small stand so that the base of the pan is not in contact with the base of the pressure cooker. Close without the whistle
  12. Bake on high flame for first 2 min, medium for next 5 min and on low for around 30-35 min. Cake is done When a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean
  13. Leave the cake to cool and drizzle the remaining rum on top of it

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