Simple Plum Cake

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 300 g - flour or maida
  • 250 g - butter
  • 250 g - powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs (whites beaten well separately)
  • 1 tsp - baking powder
  • 2 tsp - chopped orange or lemon peel
  • 100g - black currants, chopped
  • 2tps - date syrup (for colour)
  • 2 - cloves
  • 2 - small pieces of cinnamon, powdered
  • 1 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp - salt

How to Make Simple Plum Cake

  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Dust the orange/ lemon peel and chopped black currants with a little flour.
  • Cream the butter and sugar well.
  • Add egg yolks, date syrup, cinnamon and clove powder and vanilla.
  • Essence and mix well.
  • Add the orange/ lemon peel and black currants.
  • Slowly add the egg whites and flour and fold in well.
  • If the mixture is too thick, add a little milk.
  • Pour into a greased and papered baking tin or dish and bake in a slow oven for about 40-45 mins.
  • Remove from the oven when done and set aside to cool.