This cake is a really easy one to make. It’s made from start to finish in under 1 hour and it really tastes great. Most importantly – it looks amazing because of the ”rose” pattern formed by the plum slices 😉
Let’s get started.
1,5 glass of flour
0,5 glass of sugar
0,5 cube of butter (about 110g)
Pinch of salt
2 egg yolks.
1tsp of baking powder
Half a jar of plum jam
4 ripe plums
2 table spoons of demarera sugar.
The first thing you need to know about this cake, that I really don’t use exact measurements to make it. I use proportions instead. It doesn’t matter if the glass you are using is a bit bigger or smaller than the one I use. It just means you will have slightly more or less dough 😉
So, put the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder into a bowl and mix through. Add the cubed, cold butter, and rub it through your fingers, as if you were making a crumble. Once the butter is more or less incorporated into the flour, add 2 egg yolks and knead until it forms a dough. It’ll be soft, short and pretty plastic. I rip pieces off, forming them into balls and press them into the baking tin. It sticks to the sides very well. Once I formed a dough case in the tin I smear the plum jam evenly over the raw dough case, then put the plum slices on the cake (arranging them so they overlap and form a rose pattern), then I sprinkle some demarera sugar on top, for some crunch.
I bake it for about 30min in 175C , or until the crust is golden brown. Let it cool completely before taking out of the tin.
It’s a really simple cake, as you see, if I made it, anyone can. This cake can also be made with peaches, nectarines or apples. Then just cook some chopped fruit with sugar until they’re more or less soft, smash them up with a fork, so they’re jam-like consistency. Smear the jam onto the raw-dough case, and decorate with slices of fresh fruit. Bake the same as the plum-variant. Enjoy! 😉