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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Plum Torte

This torte is similar to the Stone Teacake that I have baked recently and since I have some plums left, I decided to make it again. It's so delicious I can't get enough of it! This time I based the cake recipe on Cathy's Plum Torte, except I do not have so many plums to decorate mine, so I have to slice the plums into wedges instead of halves. The cinnamon sugar sprinkled liberally on the surface makes this cake so fragrant!


The dough is firm enough to support the weight of the plum wedges.

See how fluffy the texture is!

The recipe below is for my own record as I have converted it to metric measurement and made some adjustments:-

115g butter, softened
100g sugar
120g AP flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
2 plums cut into wedges
1 teaspoon cinnamon mixed with a tablespoon of brown sugar

Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat to 170 deg C.
Cream the butter and sugar. Add flour, baking powder, eggs and salt and beat to mix well. Spoon the batter into a greased 9 inch pie pan. (Cathy used an ungreased spring form pan). Cover the top with plum wedges. Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the top.

Bake for 40-50 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful torte Jeannie. Couldn't agree more how moist and fluffy it looks.

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  2. I would trade you anything I make for anything you make any time you want - this cake looks so moist and firm and fluffy all at once!

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  3. Recently market sells plenty of sweet plums. It is really a good time to bake this torte. Must bookmarked this. Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. The torte looks beautiful. There is nothing better than sweet plums on top of a lovely, light cake. Thank you for sharing this...it would be the perfect end to a lovely dinner party.

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  5. @erla...Thanks:D

    @doggybloggy...that sounds like a good deal!

    @WaiKitt..Yes, plenty of plums in the market now. Would love to see how your torte turned out.

    @Monet...Thanks Monet...Hope you have a blessed day:)

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  6. Hahaha!If you don't find i blog about "Plum Torte" in fews months time,that's mean not successful oh.

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  7. That's a lovely cake, Jeannie, nice colour and the texture looks moist!

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  8. This looks so, so moist and perfect! Such a great autumn treat too :)

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  9. Wow, that looks beautiful AND delicious. Lucky you...to have plums left.

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  10. Very nice cake. You are right with the texture...very buttery and moist.

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  11. Yes, very fluffy and moist! I like this type of cake...great for afternoon tea.

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  12. Beautiful and delicious torte with all those wonderful plums!

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  13. Jeannie, the plum tart looks yummie...I am sure that taste as good as it looks :-)

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  14. Thank you all for dropping by and leaving your comments:D Hope you all have a wonderful day or evening...

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  15. this cake sound so refreshing and nice, well done.

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  16. This is one of my favorite desserts, Jeannie. I served it yesterday with vanilla ice cream. It freezes very well too.

    Thanks so very much for the link back to my blog. By the way, your photo is excellent.

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  17. @Sonia..THanks!

    @Cathy...Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe Cathy, this is definitely a keeper for me:D

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