Roasted Plum Cake

This roasted plum cake will stay moist for several days due to the natural juices that come from roasting the stone fruit. I may adjust the recipe slightly if I make it again, but that does not detract from how good it was.

Roasted Plum Cake
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Roasted Plum Cake

This is a perfect turn out of the tin and serve as is cake
Recipe Category: Baking
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Magnolia Kitchen Design page 200

Ingredients

  • 8 plums
  • 75 g coconut sugar
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 400 g flour
  • 25 g baking powder
  • 200 g softened butter
  • 265 g fructose
  • 7.5 mls vanilla extract
  • 360 g good quality cream cheese, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 225 g milk
  • icing sugar to dust (optional)
  • whipped cream or ice cream to serve (optional)

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 170° Celsius
  • Cut your plums in half, twist to open and remove the stone if easy *
  • Place into a lined 23cm round tin, cut side up, and sprinkle the coconut sugar over the tops
  • Place the rosemary over the plums and put into the oven to bake for 40 minutes while you carry on with the recipe **
  • Place the flour and baking powder anto a mixing bowl and gently whisk together
  • Place the butter, fructose, vanilla and 180g of the cream cheese into a stand mixer bowl
  • Cream until light and fluffy then add one egg at a time, beating well to combine, and scraping down the sides if necessary
  • Add the flour 1 tablespoon at a time, with the motor running, until all incorporated
  • Add the milk two tablespoons at a time, with the motor running, until all incorporated
  • When the batter is nice and fluffy turn off the machine
  • Remove the plums from the oven, discard the rosemary and if you have not done so already, remove the stones, being careful not to damage the fruit too much, or burn your fingers
  • Cut the remaining cream cheese up into 2.5cm cubes and dot around the bottom of the tin, between the plums
  • Spoon the batter into the tin and level off as best as you can
  • Place into the oven and bake for an hour
  • Cover the top loosely with tin foil and continue baking for 40 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin before turning out
  • Serve plum side up, with a dusting of icing sugar if you want to, as well as fresh cream or ice cream if you need the extra indulgence

Notes

* if it is not easy to remove the stone, run your knife along it and leave in the plums until roasted.
** I suggest you place your tin onto a baking tray if you have a loose bottomed tin as the liquid from the plums may leak out
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime February 18:

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9 thoughts on “Roasted Plum Cake

  1. Interesting recipe — I have seen (and made) a number of plum cakes but never pre-cooking the plums. I wish we had plums now but our seasons are reversed.

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  2. it is strange that you have to use credit to get a good credit rating I like that option you have of paying over six months interest free. But you are right, some people are not informed about how credit works and how expensive it can be…

  3. Hi Tandy, I know which store you are referring to here. I don’t buy anything on credit so have no credit record to speak of. Terence has a Woolies card but we pay it monthly.

  4. I remember when we got dinged on our credit store for not having any installment loans. At this point I don’t care anymore :). Your cake reminded me I have some brandied plums to use up which I think would work nicely in this!

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