When it’s plum season, and plums are all the fruit you want to buy, eating them fresh from the basket is just wonderful. But as time goes by and you are still buying all the types of plums in the same quantities, you start getting bored of it. So, to turn those plums into an amazing dessert, all you have to do is a ‘Plum cake’. =)
To make the Plum Cake, you will need the following ingredients:
• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• Plums (about 4 large)
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 7 Tbsp butter, room temperature
• 2 large eggs
• 1.5 tsp baking powder
• 1/3 cup whole milk
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder and ground cardamom. Keep
Put the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and work until lighter, about 3 to 4 mins.
Add the eggs, one after the other, making sure to mix well between each.
Add 1/3 of th dry ingredients. Mix well and add half of the milk and the vanilla extract. Mix until all the liquid is absorbed. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients again, mix and then add the rest of the milk. Finish with the last third of the dry ingredients.
Grease a mold and sprinkle it with flour (or use individual molds). Fill 3/4 full.
Wash your plums and slice them. Place them on top of the batter, pushing down on them gently.
Preheat your oven at 350 F and cook for about 40 to 50, Check regularly. Remove from the oven and wait for a few mins before taking it out of the pan.
Serve warm, and sprinkle with icing sugar.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Posted by May at 2:22 PM