I love anything with oats in it. Biscuits , cookies , muffins or cakes, I love them all with oats in it . It spelt healthy .I usually take a cup of oats every morning for my breakfast and I am happy with this routine intake of oats...happy because I am stuffing my body with cholesterol free food and leaving some space for not cholesterol free food later :p What Wendy said in her post is true...when you say oats is one of the ingredients...everyone will think it is healthy...but seriously this is a fruity healthy and a delicious cake ! Look how luscious it is and I can take 3 slices at one go and still crave for more....Believe me, after seeing mine you will want to make them yourself :p
When I saw this cake at Wendy of Table For 2 Or More , I knew I had to make it to believe what she said.. " So, if you want to make yourself 'feel' better when devouring a cake, try this out. LOL. Reasons, whether valid or not, just eat "
I feel GOOD chomping them down....a keeper for sure and I have to thank Wendy for sharing such a wonderful cake. Took her advice and bought black plums instead of the fortuna plum . A delightful sight though when you cut them out in slices. Mine was a wee bit too soft and cutting them was painful ...I was too greedy, instead of using just 250 gm of plum, I used more than 250....about 5 plums...so you can guess how difficult to cut them into slices....so listen to Wendy and use only 250 gm of cut plum :p I thought more fruits would be nicer and tastier but the greedy nature in me spoilt the cake....lesson learnt from here. And I added 1 tbsp of plain yogurt to the cake batter :p Silly me, but it tasted good anyway...so good that I want MORE !!! I managed to make 2 small loaves with this recipe . One with lemon glaze and the other one without glaze for Claire...lucky angel ! Hope you too will be inspired to make one yourself :)
*** Thank you Wendy for sharing this healthy and delicious cake :)
Plum Oatmeal Madeira Cake - adapted from Wendy
250 gm black plums - cut into chunks
100 gm butter
100gm brown sugar
2 medium eggs ( grade C )
125 gm cake flour/ superfine flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
50 gm oatmeal
100gm icing sugar
few tbsp orange juice * I used lemon
Remove seed from plums and cut into chunks. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda together. Mix with oatmeal. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 160( fan) /180 C and line 1 large loaf pan or 2 small loaf pans.
Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
Beat in egg, one by one, beating well after each addition. Remember to scrape the bowl after each egg.
Put half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture and beat on low speed until well combined. Scrape sides of bowl.
Put in balance of flour mixture and orange/lemon zest and beat until well combined.
Fold in 2/3 of plums and fill pans with batter.
Top with balance of plums and gently press them in and bake for 35mins - 1 hour, depending on pan size or until skewer comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 20 minutes before turning it out.
Mix icing sugar with enought orange/lemon juice to preferred onsistency.
Drizzle over cooled cake.
Have a great day and hope this cake will drive away your Monday Blues......
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