Sheetal Kamat

We had got lot of plums from Costco but they weren't ripe ones. So I had been thinking of making a cake using them for quite a few days. Finally today I got some time to experiment with it thought the plums were ripe now. I made it in heart shape in honor of today's Valentines day.

Plums Cake
Ingredients
1 Cup Butter
1.5 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup Maida
1 Cup Hazelnuts
1 Cup Walnuts
1 Cup Groundnuts
3 Eggs
1/2 Spoon Baking Powder
6 Plums
2 Spoon Lemon Juice
4 Spoon Powdered Sugar
2 Spoon Almonds

Method
  • Grind hazelnuts to powder
  • In a bowl, beat in sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
  • Add a egg to the butter and beat well
  • Then add in 1/3rd of hazelnut powder and beat well.
  • Continue adding remaining eggs one at a time alternating with hazelnut powder and beat well
  • Add in walnuts and peanuts and mix well.
  • Sieve maida and baking powder together and add in to the above mixture. Mix well.
  • Grease a pan and add in the batter
  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C
  • Bake the cake at 350F/180C for 45 minutes
  • Take out the cake out of oven and arrange in halved plums(without seeds) over the top
  • Bake again at 350F/180C for 10 minutes. Take out and let it cool down
  • In a small pan mix lemon juice with powdered sugar and let it simmer till thickened
  • Pour it over the cake, garnish with finely chopped almonds.

Notes
Alternately you can use marmalade jam if you have. I wanted to use that for the glazing but since I didn't have it I made lemon, sugar mixture.

3 comments:
  1. Ajoy Nandi said...

    the cake was great. The plums were sour :(


  2. Beautiful plum cake!!!



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