Sunday, August 22, 2010

Plum delicious: Gingery Plum Cake

Gingery Plum Cake (click for the Recipe on the Fine Cooking website) is a rustic-looking treat with an impressive taste.
   It’s one of the desserts I chose to serve at a retirement party for my parents last August, and it got rave reviews.
   The recipe says you can substitute a pluot or apricot for the plum in the topping, but I haven’t experimented with either substitution.
   The cake is easy to make.
   Flour, ground ginger, baking powder, baking soda and salt are blended together. Butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla are blended together, and the dry ingredients and sour cream folded in.
   The batter is poured in a 9 x 2” round cake pan. (Make sure the sides are two inches high, or the cake batter may spill over during baking!)
   After 15 minutes of baking, a topping of sliced plums, grated fresh ginger, light brown sugar and flour is scattered over the batter.
   The cake is baked for another 35 to 40 minutes.
   The recipe says you can serve whipped cream with the cake if you’d like, but it’s just fine without it.

Another good dessert recipe: Malted Milk Cookie Tart

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