Tuesday, September 23, 2008
TWD - Dimply Plum Cake
The TWD recipe for this week is dimply plum cake and was chosen by Michelle from Bake-En. Plums aren’t in season here at the moment so I used drained canned plums. The cake is flavoured with orange zest and cardamom which work really well together. The canned plums worked well, but I imagine that this is a different cake to one using fresh plums.
We had this cake warm with whipped cream for pudding on Saturday night. It was yummy, but I don’t think it really had any WOW factor. I guess it is what it is – a good everyday cake to have in the tins. I actually think I over cooked it slightly, as it was a little dry round the edges. I only baked it for 35 minutes – Dorie’s recipe said 40minutes I think, but I wonder if my oven was too hot to begin with as I had been baking other things in it earlier.
I am not sure that I would make this cake again – I have other plum cake recipes which I like better – that are lighter and not so dense. However, the addition of the orange zest and cardamom was delicious.
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