Dark brown sugar, ground almonds and fresh plums make this a rather delicious cake!
“Mum, why it so windy?”
It’s that time of year again. The gales have returned causing ferry transport disruptions. It’s getting dark early and outdoors is quickly becoming an unpleasant place to be. Any attempts at walking outdoors are done at a 70 degree angle.
There’s also a whole slew of contagions going around. Madam has the spewwy bug – a mandatory 48 hour quarantine from school from the time of the last spew. Lovely.
It’s cake baking weather!
I found myself with four punnets of British plums the other day, salvage from working in the shop. They were past their best and a few of the plums had gone a bit squidgy, but I wanted to salvage what I could.
A perfect time to try out the Hungarian Plum Cake recipe a neighbour of mine had given me. He, in turn, had been given it by a Hungarian fellow he knows.
Of course, I was out of ready ground almonds. Not fancying leaving madam by herself for a few minutes while I nipped to the shop (ok, it’s because I didn’t want to go out in the wind and the rain!) I blitzed up 100 grams of raw almonds in my trusty Optimum 9400 blender. This mighty beast with its 3 horsepower motor and six blades turned 100 grams of whole almonds into ground almonds in a matter of seconds. If I’d left it any longer I would have had almond butter!
This cake, despite its sugar content, is almost savory. The recipe calls for brown sugar and I used dark soft brown sugar. This, along with the ground almonds and small self-raising flour content creates a dense, almost treacley cake studded with segments of purple skinned plums.
You could also use light brown sugar for a lighter cake, but make sure you drop the plum quarters in purple flesh side up so you can see the lovely colour after baking.
I still have quite a few more plums in the fridge… what would you do with them?
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OTHER PLUM RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE
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Easy Roasted Plums with Star Anise by Supper in the Suburbs
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