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Plum and orange cake

A cake in which all the flavours that combine well with plum are brought together.

Plum and orange cake

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Ingredients

500

g

plums, small

1

 

orange

1

 

vanilla pod

50

g

sugar

150

g

butter (at room temperature)

150

g

sugar

 2

 

eggs

85

g

self-raising flour

1

tsp

baking powder

100

g

ground almonds

1

 

orange

30

g

butter

25

g

cane sugar

50

g

almond slivers

Preparation method

  • Halve the plums, remove the stones, and arrange in an ovenproof dish.
  • Sprinkle the sugar on top and grate the orange zest over it.
  • Squeeze the juice of the orange over the plums.
  • Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod and add.
  • Bake the plums in an oven at 180°C for 20 minutes.
  • Line a Ø24cm springform tin with baking parchment and grease well with butter.
  • Beat the butter with the sugar in a planet mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the eggs one by one.
  • Carefully fold the flour, baking powder, and ground almonds into the butter mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the tin and push the oven-baked plums into it.
  • Pour the plum liquid over the cake.
  • Bake the cake for approximately 30 minutes at 180°C.
  • Grate the zest of the orange and mix with the butter, cane sugar, and the almond slivers.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and cover with the topping.
  • Reduce the temperature of the oven to 160°C and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool in the tin.

Serving suggestions

  • As a stand-alone cake as part of a buffet or with coffee.
  • Sliced, as part of a dessert with components of orange, almond, and white chocolate.

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