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Apple Plum Cake Recipe

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Apple and plum cake with rum caramel sauce recipe - BBC Food

This wicked cake makes the most of autumn’s fruit. Serve with lashings of the rum caramel sauce.

Provided by: EasyRecipesCooking.com

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 1 hours

Yield: Serves 8


125g/4oz unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
200g/7oz golden caster sugar
1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
150g/5oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp grated nutmeg
100g/3½oz pecans, roughly chopped
3 medium apples (mix of granny smith and golden delicious), peeled, cored, chopped into small pieces
5 plums, stone removed, chopped into small pieces
2 tbsp finely chopped stem ginger
200g/7oz caster sugar
250ml/8floz whipping cream
1-2 tbsp dark rum
1 tsp vanilla essence


  • For the apple and plum cake, preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 23cm/9in deep, round cake tin.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg and two tablespoons of flour and mix until well combined.
  • Beat in the remaining flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg and until just combined.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until golden-brown and springy to the touch. Remove the pudding from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, for the rum caramel sauce, heat the sugar in a saucepan for 4-5 minutes, or until it becomes caramel. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Heat the cream in a saucepan set over a medium heat, then whisk it into the caramel to form a smooth sauce. Stir in the vanilla and add the rum, to taste.
  • To serve, cut the pudding into wedges and serve with the rum caramel sauce.

How do you make apple and plum cake mix?

Mix together sugar, applesauce, orange juice, oil, eggs, ginger, and vanilla extract in a third bowl. Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small, fourth bowl. Fold applesauce mixture into the flour mixture until just moistened. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared baking pan and layer with apples and plums.

How do you bake apples and plums in the oven?

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg into a large bowl. Toss 1/2 of the apples and 1/2 of the plums into the flour mixture. Place remaining apples and plums in a second bowl and toss with melted butter.

How to make the best fruit cake for Christmas?

Place the flour, sugar, and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the fruit and stir to coat. Now add in the butter, milk, egg, and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Press mixture into prepared tin and sprinkle with extra sugar if using.

How do you make streusel for apple cake?

Arrange plum and apple slices over batter. For streusel, combine the flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in pecans. Sprinkle over fruit.

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