Simple plum cake

I made this the other day because plums were on offer… such a simple cake yet delicious. Best served with whipped cream!


120g butter
120g sugar
3 eggs
250g flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla sugar or 1tsp good vanilla
a little milk
2 pounds plums
sugar to sprinkle over cake once it’s baked

I would first prepare all the plums by cutting them into halves and taking the stone out, then halving them again.
Melt the butter for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Mix the butter and the sugar with an electric whisk. Add the eggs and beat until it’s light and frothy. Stir in half of the flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar. Stir in the remaining flour – the dough is now quite firmly. Stir in some milk until the batter is smooth. Spread the dough evenly on a greased baking tray. Line the plums up on the cake in nice and neat rows with the plums standing up. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
I’ve used a round cake form but I don’t recommend it as the middle of my cake didn’t bake all the way through.

The cake takes about 50 to 60 minutes at 180° C/Gas 6 on the middle rack. The cake is ready when the dough is golden brown. Take the cake out of the oven and sprinkle immediately with sugar.


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