Plum Cake

This is one of my favourite fall recipes and it features an amazing seasonal ingredient, the prune plum. Although similar to regular plums they have a more sour flavour and are oval in shape.

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Just as easily replicated with summer plums there’s something very comforting about digging into this warm cake with bursts of plum flavour that sweeten and intensify as the cake bakes.

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Ingredients 

  • 20 prune plums
  • 1/2 cup butter ( softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp each cinnamon and sugar

Method 

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 9 inch spring form pan with canola oil ( Make sure you get the bottom and the sides)
  3. Prepare the plums by slicing them in half with a paring knife and removing the pit
  4. In a bowl beat sugar and butter together. Once creamed add the eggs
  5. In a separate bowl sift together the flour and baking powder
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredientsg and mix until combined
  7. Place the dough into the pan and spread to the sides ( dough will be sticky)
  8. Starting from the middle and working into the center place the plums skin side up around the pan
  9. Sprinkle with lemon juice and shake sugar and cinnamon over the top
  10. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes

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