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Easy Plum Sponge Cake

Embrace the simplicity of seasonal flavours with our Easy Plum Sponge Cake, a delightful dessert that's quick to prepare and bursting with juicy plum goodness.

preparation: 15 minutes

making: 45 minutes

total: 1 hour(s) 00 minutes

servings: 12 pieces

nutrition: 218 calories per serving

cuisine: British

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 200g soft spread butter for baking
  • 200g white granulated sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour how to?
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 350g prune plums
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • icing sugar, for dusting how to?

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Grab a round baking tray with a diameter of 28 centimetres and line it with baking paper.

Gently rinse the plums under cool running water to remove any surface dirt or debris. Then, using a sharp knife, carefully halve each plum, removing the pit.

Whether you choose to slice the plums lengthwise or widthwise is entirely up to you.

Batter in a bowl, with plum halves on the side, and a tray ready for baking

Transfer the halved plums to a bowl and gently toss them with the cinnamon until evenly coated.

Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whip them using a hand mixer for 2 minutes until they are light and fluffy.

Gradually add the sugar to the eggs, one tablespoon at a time, while continuing to mix.

Incorporate the softened butter into the egg mixture, using a hand mixer or a wooden spoon, until all ingredients are well combined.

Gently sift the flour and baking powder together and gradually whisk them into the egg mixture until just combined.

Gently whisk the batter for a minute or two, until the ingredients are just combined.

Avoid over-mixing to prevent a dense and chewy cake.

Batter in a baking tray, ready to have plums placed on top

Carefully pour the batter into the prepared baking tin, ensuring it is evenly distributed.

Batter poured into a baking tray, topped with half plums, ready to be baked

Gently arrange the plum halves on top of the batter, cut side up.

Bake the cake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

A freshly baked plum sponge cake, straight out of the oven

Remove cake from the oven and cool down completely.

A lightly dusted plum sponge cake, ready for cutting, rests gracefully upon a wooden chopping board

Once the cake has cooled completely, dust it generously with powdered sugar for a touch of sweetness. Then, slice and savour this delightful treat!

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