Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
I used fresh ripe plums for this recipe, during plum season. The cake is a very soft sponge cake once taken out of the oven, and (in my opinion) It tastes eveb better the following day, especially if cold/refridgerated. It's important to let it rest in the tin for the allocated time (last two steps) - otherwise the cake may collapse.
- 185 g unsalted butter
- 2 cups caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 300 g plums, stoned and halved (or whole tinned plums)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 185 g self-raising flour
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 180oC.
- Put half of the butter, half of the caster sugar and 1 tablespoon of honey in a heavy-based saucepan over low heat and stir until it makes a smooth sauce.
- Pour mixture into a (23 round) cake tin.
- Arrange plum halves (cut side down) closely fitting in the sauce mixture.
- Beat the remaining butter with the remaining caster sugar until pale and creamy in consistency.
- Add eggs one at a time and whisk in the vanilla sugar/powder.
- Add flour and milk alternatively to mixture.
- Spoon over plum halves.
- Bake for 1 hour or until cake mixture is cooked through (test with a skewer).
- Rest on a rack and let cool in tin for 30 minute.
- Place serving plate on top of tin and invert cake. Leave for 5 min and slowly remove tin.