Plum Cake!

August 14, 2010 at 11:42 | Posted in Homemaking, Recipes | Leave a comment

A few days ago, I was asked to make a plum cake to take over to another aunt’s house.

So I thought I should re-vamp a recipe that I found in one of my mom’s old cookery books, which works wonders! My aunt doesn’t like desserts that are overly-sweet, raisins or chocolate, that is why I have opted to keep the recipe plain. And I have also been using this recipe to make the base for cakes that I wanted to fill with cream/custard and ice.

The picture is slightly out of focus… apologies for that!

The ingredients needed are:

150 gr. of all-purpose flour
130 gr. sugar
100 gr. melted butter (cooled at room temperature)
3 eggs
2 tablespoons baking powder
100 gr. raisins (optional)
2 tablespoons vanilla essence 

First, beat the eggs and the sugar well in a bowl, until pale white. Then, add the melted butter (it has to be cooled down at room temperature) and the flour, mixing everything well. Pour in the vanilla essence and the raisins (if you are using them). Lastly, combine the baking powder.
Pour the batter in a greased and floured plum cake tin, and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the plum cake comes out clean.
You may serve it with fresh fruits and cream on the side.


On a very happy note, congratulations to Nathan and Melanie Maxwell for the birth of their second daughter, Bethany Faith! May the Lord bless your little one!

Romans 8: 16-17 “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”


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