Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Plum Crumble Cinnamon Cake

The last of the plums have fallen from the trees and they have been attracting the Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies who have been feasting on them. It has been a honour to watch them on mass, though I wish D had the energy to take some pictures as they posed without care. 
I have had my share of plums this year and am pleased to have been able to shared some with family and neighbours, after making the Plum Chickpea Curry, I made a Plum Crumble Cinnamon Cake which was a good change from my awesome Cinnamon Plum Cake. 

It was really good, especially the next day.  We served it with cream.

The original recipe is made with apricots, but of course I had homegrown plums .

Plum, Crumble Cinnamon Cake
Serves 8
140g self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
50g caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons milk
85g butter, melted
5 - 6 plums, halved and pitted
40g plain flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
35g caster sugar
35g butter, diced
Grease and line an 8 inch round cake tin.
Sift flour and cinnamon into a bowl, then stir in the sugar.
Make a well in the middle and pour in the egg, milk and melted butter. 
Stir carefully to combine, then spoon into the tin.
Arrange the plums, cut side up evenly over the batter.

Preheat oven to gas mark 4/180oc.
Now make the topping, put the flour, cinnamon and sugar in a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until crumble forms.
Spread evenly over the plums.
Bake in oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool for a few minutes, before removing from tin.
Adapted from Every Day Bill Granger


  1. sounds really lovely - love plums in cake - we used to have lots of mushy plums under our cherry plum tree when I was little but we ate so many we didn't care - so that is my image of your butterflies plums

    1. Thanks Johanna. I care a little as I feel gone to waste, and I don't want the slugs to enjoy them eek, but when I saw the butterflies feasting on them, I was filled with joy.

  2. I have just come across a plum and seared lettuce recipe which I might try for next month's eat your greens challenge.... This cake looks lovely!

    1. Sounds lovely Ray. Have you ever had lettuce soup, it is actually quite delicious and I recommend that you try it one-day. Look forward to your entry next month when I will be hosting.

  3. Yum! I love plum crumble desserts and this is a timely reminder to make the most of plum season.

    1. Thanks Kari,
      Our plums are all gone, but i have made the most of them this year.
      Enjoy the last of the plums this season.


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