Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fresh Plum Cake

Fresh Plum Cake

1 lb. red or purple plums
1½ cups flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cup sugar
5 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 325° F
2. Generously butter and lightly flour a 9”square baking pan
3. Cut plums into thin wedges and set aside
4. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar.
5. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
6. Combine the milk, eggs, and vanilla and stir into the dry ingredients until moistened.
7. Pour into prepared baking pan. Push plums into batter in rows, leaving skin side exposed.
8. Bake for about one hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely in the pan. When completely cooled, cut into squares and serve with whipped cream topping.

Makes 9 squares

File#R076 D2 - C10

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