Monday, July 5, 2010

Baked on Monday - Plum Cakes


Hi all! To my American  blog friends, I hope you had a perfect and fireworks filled 4th of July!

I can smell the plum cakes baking....mmm. These are so easy to make. You just dump all the ingredients together in a bowl, mix, pour into cupcake tin, and top with the plums. Done. I guess I should give you the actual recipe now...

Plum Cakes - makes 12


3/4 cup all-purpose/plain flour
2 cups icing sugar
150g (5 1/4 oz) almond meal (finely ground almonds)
180g (6 1/3  oz) melted butter
6 egg whites
6 plums, halved


Preheat oven to 320f/160c. Place flour, sugar, almond meal, butter and egg whites in a bowl and mix until well combined. Spoon the batter into a well greased 12 hole, 1/2 cup, muffin tin. Top with halved plums, cut side up, and bake for 30-40 minutes or test with a skewer.  Cool on a wire rack.


These go well with a little real iced tea! Enjoy.

27 comments:

flo said...

Are they make boom-boom, explose in the mouth... Like coquelicots for the eyes...
And great fireworks for this day !

Irene b said...

perfect for the guest of tomorrw morning! You are an angel!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

The Captain loves the plums, I must make this one, since plums are plentiful here right now!
Thanks for the idea and the instructions, I need those!

Kitty M said...

Stunning styling Janis and I hope you are well - I must find some baking time next weekend and have a try at this recipe x

kate / tinywarbler said...

i love how easy these are, right up my alley! they look delicious......

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your plumcakes look DELICIOUS! Beautiful. Sure they must taste divine.
Hope your week is off to a great start. xx

mise said...

Topping these with the plums makes them a winner - they look so wholesome.

Dyche Designs said...

Mmm those sound good.

BALLET NEWS said...

Oh my goodness - thank you so much for this. I can literally smell them off the screen here - I'm off to make them right now.

the southern hostess said...

They are darling and delish, I'm sure! I love your glasses too.

tamara said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

jackie kersh said...

yumm! would this work with peaches, too? my kids are crazy for them.

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohh, they definitely look amazing!
love the pics, love those glasses. love that you got them to balance!
enjoy the iced tea ♥

Karena said...

How yummy, these look simply delish!!

Karena
Art by Karena

theUngourmet said...

I love plums! These look so pretty and scrumptious! Great photos!

Pretty Little World said...

Those look so tasty! And I'm a huge fan of anything that's easy to put together!

I hope you had a great holiday!!

koralee said...

Every Monday you get me baking my friend...your recipes are the BEST!!! These are adorable! Your lovely images could get me trying anything.
Thanks again.
Hey...the sun is finally out here...yahoo. xoxo

Colleen said...

...OK ..now these are delightful to look at!..yum!

jan said...

Plum cakes! Yum! Like how you stacked them up for the photo!

Green Been said...

delicious and lovely pics!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

i have a question. my measuring cups are old. i was trying to use an online converter and its confusing because each thing weighs different.
would it be 1/2 cup of each butter and almond meal?
thanks
~laura

lisaroyhandbags said...

these look so good! the only time I've used plums in baking was while at Chatelaine we made a plum tart and it was deliciious - I'll definitely give these a try!! :)

Cristin said...

yum! beautiful pix too.

xo,
cristin

c and d said...

these look and i'm sure taste gorgeous!! yuummm....thanks for sharing.

Quindome said...

O my o my! Those look great. I'm going to try this soon! And they look so cute too!

Missing Goat said...

who cares how these taste - look how bloody pretty they look!!

jonahliza said...

i don't think i've ever seen a plum cake before. they beautiful and yummy. can't wait to try it. thanks for the recipe.