Plum Cake

Robbie McCubbin

Robbie McCubbin

29th November 2010

Plum Cake

This is a lovely cake, great for afternoon teas, Sunday Lunches, or at home with a cuppa.
Normally we serve it warm with either pistachio ice cream, or vanilla & some roasted plum compote.

Ingredients

  • 560g icing sugar
  • 560g butter
  • 36 egg yolks - 900g
  • 420g breadcrumbs-Panko
  • 250g Grd. Almonds
  • 16 egg whites - 800g
  • 280g cast.sugar

Method

Method
Beat icing sugar & butter till light & fluffy, then ADD YOLKS
Add breadcrumbs & grd. almonds
Whisk your egg whites & sugar to meringue, & fold into mix.
Leave to rest for about an hour
Line a tray with silicone paper, About 1/2inch deep tray.
Spoon in mixture & place half plums in mix in rows
(these will sink into the mix whilst baking)
Bake at 160oC for about 45/50mins until nicely browned on top.
Allow to cool slightly before removing from tray. Use wire rack
Once cool enough glaze with some nappage/ apricot jam.
Make pot of tea....& ENJOY !!