I had a plum spice cake at a potluck last week but was unable to get the recipe. I searched here at zaar and couldn't find one that looked at all like what I had tasted so I posted in the recipe request forum and a very nice zaarite sent me the link to this recipe. That one of the many reasons I love this website! Originally posted on thatsmyhome.com I am posting here for safe keeping until I have a chance to try it. Since I've never made this I am guesstimating on prep time.
- 1 lb fresh plum
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (plain)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Line a 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil.
- Pit and halve the plums and place them, cut sides up, in the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
- In an electric mixer, blend the flour, sugar, and oil on low speed until the flour is evenly moistened. Add the eggs and blend thoroughly.
- In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Add the spice mixture to the batter in the mixer and blend well. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and the salt and mix again.
- Pour the batter slowly over the plums. Bake the cake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
- Serve the Plum Spice Cake warm with softly whipped cream.
I love Love Love this cake! <br/><br/>To begin with the mixture was so strange, it was not liquid at all and I could not pour it over the plums, it was like a dough texture.. fearing the worst I actually picked up the mixture and pushed it flat into the tin. then i put a layer of Black Doris plums and added crisp New Zealand apples aswell. then pushed the remaining mixture (dough) over the top of the fruit. <br/><br/>I honestly did not think that this cake would turn out like it did. I was imagining the worst greasy cake ever... BUT then I got it out of the oven and omg! it was amazing.. and it tastes so so so good. I highly recommend this cake.. and just trust me that it will turn out amazing!