I knew in my mind the sort of cake I wanted to make. Not too sweet, using half plums, and perhaps a little almond meal in there. Could I find a recipe within my collection that was even remotely like it, no. Not a whisker. I didn’t want to trawl the internet, so it was back to hack baking. I’m certainly no stranger there.
Springform pan greased and lined with parchment paper on the bottom. Cutting 5 plums in half, lining them up round side down and then sprinkled with a tablespoon of sugar.
In a mixing bowl add,
150gms softened butter
1 cup raw sugar (approx 140gms)
cream together, add
2 beaten eggs
1 tps cinnamon
1 cup natural yogurt (approx 250mls)
1 cup almond meal (approx 100gms)
1 cup s/r flour (approx 150gms)
Spoon mixture on top of plum halves and bake at 180C for approximately 1hour 15mins.
Now let’s address the elephant in the room. It doesn’t look pretty. It really doesn’t. I couldn’t photograph its prettier angle, as there was no prettier angle. The food stylist was clearly out for a long lunch. It is what it is, an unattractive tasty plum cake.
That’s ok though, these things happen in every day cooking.
* Edit. I forgot one litttttle thing. I flipped the cake. So the bottom is now on the top. If you would like to see how an unflipped cake looks, read on down in the comments and you will see Keri’s superb looking cake she made.