One of my favourite recipes for plums is this simple plum cake, now I’m not known for my baking skills, so when I find a recipe that is simple and delicious and it importantly turns out resembling a cake – well we are on to a winner.
Using only a few ingredients, this cake can be knocked up in a few minutes as and when you have a bowl full of over ripe stone fruits. Yes any stone fruit can be used, peaches, plums, damsons etc, and even pears.
- 4 tblsp unsalted butter (plus extra to grease the cake tin)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup of milk or milk substitute (soya, almond etc)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 2-3 medium plums, thinly sliced
- Preheat the oven to 180c and butter a 9 inch cake tin – I use a flan case with a removable base.
- With a mixer beat together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy, for about 3 minutes.
- Add the egg and continue to mix until incorporated
- Add the flour and baking powder, baking soda and salt, and add the milk bit by bit into you form a smooth batter.
- Spread the batter into your prepared tin, and arrange the sliced plums (or fruit) on the top in a fanning circle shape. Don’t worry about it looking too perfect as the cake mixture will rise up around it and cover most of the plums.
- Sprinkle a few teaspoons of sugar over the top.
- Bake in the oven until it is slightly golden and set – about 35 minutes. Let the cake cool for 20 mins and serve with cream or ice-cream.
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