Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Plum Cake

What to do with that ever increasing pile of plums? Make cake of course.
When we were urban foraging the other day we almost had to physically pull him off the plum trees. He just could not stop picking. Now I love plum jam but not too many in my family do so I still have some from last year. Then I had a brainwave - make plum cake.

I pulled out recipes but could not find what I wanted so here is what I made. (I made four mini cakes as I am doing dinner for Alison and Richard as we are visiting their new baby Lucas today.)

Plum Cake  (recipe by me)
Put oven onto 180oC. Line your cake tin as the plums are sticky. I used non stick tins but still butter and floured them.
150g butter
3/4 Cup sugar
3 eggs
1.5 Cup flour
2t Baking Powder
1/4 Cup milk

cream butter and sugar and add eggs. Sift in flour and BP, stir in milk. Put mixture into your tin in blobs - this is important. Do not put mixture in and smooth it around the tin or the plums will only sit on top.

Cut plum flesh of stones. Just roughly until you have 400g fruit. Add 1T flour, 1tsp cinamon and 1/4cup sugar. Note that as soon as sugar is added to plums the juice runs. So do this at the last minute. Stir and sprinkle over the cake mixture. Some should sink in. Do not use the juice that could be at the bottom of your plum bowl.

Bake approx 40-50 minutes.

The plums are quite sharp on this cake so I served with Chantilly cream (whipped cream with icing sugar and real vanilla)

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  1. I made plum cake today too. I love the quilt pictured on your header. I have started cutting fabric to make my first ever quilt out of thrifted retro/vintage sheets from my hoard. Thank you for coming to visit and for your kind comment over at mine. I appreciate it. Cx

  2. Who'd have thought plums and cake would go so well? Great work!!

  3. Looks fabulous! I'm going to give this a go today, I have heaps of plums to use up!! Yum!! :)

    1. PS, thanks for the recipe! I did indeed try it, and it was yummy! Thanks for sharing!! :)

    2. I am so pleased that you tried it. I have looked on your blog to see if you showed a picture. So pleased that it worked for you. It also makes me feel that it is worthwhile blogging


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