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Source : BUSINESS_STANDARD
Last Updated: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 05:03 hrs

The Weekend team goes hunting for the best plum cakes this Christmas. And there’s plenty to choose from

Mumbai

Merwans
12/13, Madhav Nagar, SV Road, Andheri West
USP: If you want a taste of a traditional local bakery without the frills
Price: Rs 105 for a loaf of 10 slices

The Oberoi Hotel
The Oberoi Shopping Arcade, Nariman Point
USP: This is a dry plum cake and fruits soaked in the fine single malt whisky.


Also available is Irish plum pudding, a luxury version of the traditional plum cake with dry fruits soaked in a mix of fine Irish liqueur and single malt whisky.
Price: Rs 1,181 for 0.5 kg (for plum cake) and Rs 1,406 for 0.5 kg (for pudding)

Gaylord Bakeshop
Mayfair Building, Ground Floor, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate
USP: Known for traditional plum cakes
Price: A 1 kg plum cake is for Rs 650

Deliciae — The Dessert Cafe
14 Union Park, Khar West (Situated
at the entrance of Out of the Blue restaurant)
USP: Traditional rum-soaked plum cake (offers customisations with other flavours too)
Price: Rs 850 for a 750-gm loaf

New Delhi

Foodaholics
Online store – you can place an order on its website, Facebook page or Twitter
USP: The signature dark moist Christmas cake with Tia Maria does not include regular flour, and is instead made of almond flour. Since you can customise the cake, the ingredients can vary. You can order yours with lavender honey, cranberry, currants, orange or darker and bigger raisins.
Price: Sweet Santa plum cake for Rs 2,500 a kg onwards

Mrs Kaur’s
66, Middle Lane, 1st Floor, Khan Market
USP: In case you are looking for just a good old-fashioned plum cake, Mrs Kaur’s scores with cakes that have dry fruits soaked in rum and wine
Price: Rs 545 for 0.5 kg and Rs 950 for 1 kg

Wenger’s
A16, Connaught Place
USP: New Delhi’s oldest bakery begins preparing for its plum cakes a month in advance. Apart from the traditional plum cake, Wenger’s also offers plum cakes with almond icing.
Price: Between Rs 350 and Rs 700

Bangalore

Koshy’s Automatic Bakery
No 1, Wellington Street (Also available at Koshy’s on St Marks Road and most Reliance Retail and Food World outlets)
USP: The rich plum cake, as it is called, is made according to a recipe that has been with the iconic restaurant for over 50 years. Koshy’s also has a sinfully rich Christmas plum pudding to be eaten with brandy butter sauce
Price: Plum cake for Rs 420 for a 1-kg cake

Juliette Seth
No 37, Stevens Road, Frazer Town
USP: If you want mouth-watering home-made plum cake, this is the lady to contact. Juliette soaks her fruit as early as February and this is evident in the taste. The only catch — you need to order in advance.
Price: Rs 540 for 1 kg of plum cake

Olive Beach
16, Wood Street, Ashoknagar
USP: Apart from the traditional plum cake and signature plum pudding, Olive Beach also has Christmas goodies, assorted cookies and macarons (apple pie, rum raisin, vanilla cranberry) as part of its Gourmet Bazaar, from noon to 4 pm each day till the 23rd
Price: Plum cake Rs 200 for a small cake and plum pudding (Rs 150 for 100 gm)

Kolkata

Nahoum and Sons
F 20, New Market Area
USP: The 110-year-old recipe of the Christmas plum cakes are a hot favourite among customers even today
Price: Plum Cake Rs 180 for 400 gm, Rich Plum Cake Rs 220 for 400 gm

Flurry's
18, Park Street, Middleton Row
USP: The plum cakes are extremely popular and sell the most. Flurry’s has also introduced Christmas Cupcakes, and fig and blackcurrant cake this season
Price: Rs 390-Rs 550 per pound of plum cake, based on the variant

Sugar & Spice
1/2, Harish Mukherjee Road, Bhawanipur and other outlets
USP: Traditional recipe for the plum cakes
Price: Rs 120 for 400 gm, Rs 240 for 800 gm

Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick
2, Paddapukur Road, Bhawanipur
USP: Plum cake molded according to the recipe of Kolkata's traditional sandesh. The confectioner is also introducing pistachio and raspberry Christmas sandesh this season
Price: Rs 250 for a pound of plum cake sandesh




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