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Roasted Plum Butter Cake

plum cake slice 2Summer brings gifts of stone fruits grown by friends and neighbours. A recent generous gift of plums inspired this delicious cake. The dense sweet lemony base is counter balanced by the tartish top of baked plums. It’s important to slow roast the plums before putting them on the cake so the juices do not saturate the base.

180g softened butter

150g castor sugar

2 teaspoon lemon zest

2 teaspoons of limoncello

3 eggs

220g plain flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

125 g natural yoghurt

Preheat the oven to 140C. Quarter the plums and discard the pips. Lay them on a wire rack over a baking tray cut side up. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of raw sugar, then bake for 1 hour.

Increase the oven temperature to 180C. Grease a 25cm springform pan and line with baking paper.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon zest and limoncello then the eggs one at a time.

Sift the flour and baking powder then stir into the butter. Add the yoghurt and stir lightly to combine. Tip the batter into the cake tin, spread to the edges.

Bake for 20 mins. Remove from the oven, quickly arrange the plums on the top, sprinkle generously with raw sugar, then return the cake to the oven for a further 45 minutes. Serve 12

Delicious warm with a dollop of whipped cream.


About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

13 comments on “Roasted Plum Butter Cake

  1. marymtf
    January 23, 2013

    That looks just heavenly, Sandra. I squeeze in the occasional lemon juice, never thought of using Limoncello. Lovely.


    • ladyredspecs
      January 24, 2013

      Thanks we were very happy with the result. Beach house baking with an oddly stocked pantry can lead to some interesting twistsπŸ˜ƒ


  2. Leah
    January 21, 2013

    This looks amazing! Can almost taste it just looking at your photos!!!! Xx


    • ladyredspecs
      January 22, 2013

      It was delish….a winning combo of sweetness and tartness. πŸ˜‹


  3. applepiezucchini
    January 21, 2013

    This looks incredible! I’ve bookmarked this one on my list of things to try out!


  4. Susan
    January 20, 2013

    Sounds great! I particularly like the addition of limoncello to the cake batter.


  5. DStone
    January 20, 2013

    I’m putting this on my to do list. It looks delicious!


  6. starscraper99
    January 20, 2013

    Yum! πŸ™‚


  7. oldvogue
    January 20, 2013

    This looks gorgeous! Almost too good to eat.


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This entry was posted on January 20, 2013 by in Baking, Cakes, Desserts, Food, Fruit Desserts, Warm Puddings and tagged , , .
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