I saw this scrumptious cake on Foodgawker and I knew I had to make it for my Sunday school kids. Kids love cakes with fresh fruits in them and they seldom get to eat this kind of cake for not every mom loves to bake. And what more this kind of cake are not sold in bakeries ! I was first attracted by the photo on Food Gawker, then after I read through the recipe, I found the method was a bit different from the usual cake making. It turned out moist and really delicious. Love it very much and I shall be making this again for my next pot bless :) And I am sure you too will fall in love with this scrumptious French plum cake. I guess another name for it in Spanish is Pastel Francés de Ciruela :p
Of course the person I have to thank is ChoCorrol for sharing such a wonderful cake with me :) This is a beautiful cake . Plums are in season now and are plenty at hypemarts. I took the opportunity to try this out. Knowing me, I skipped the queue in my long to do list and baked this first :p and I went to bed happy that nite knowing how much the kids loved it. My Piggies were not around to savor them , at least the kids from Church get to taste them just the same. The photos paint a million words...ahem ...it is not an offence to drool over them...so feel free to drool...especialy to my dear friend Claire :p
French Plum Cake/ Pastel Francés de Ciruela - taken from Chocorrol
200gm sugar * I reduce it to 110 gm
4 egg yolks
250 gm unsalted butter
300 gm all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
250 gm plums
50 gm ground hazelnuts
1 egg white
powdered sugar for top
Whisk the egg yolks with sugar until it dissolves completely. Mix flour with baking powder. Add the mixed flour and baking powder to the yolk and sugar mixture. Mix thoroughly. Add in the butter and mix until the batter gets smooth. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for about 30 mins.
Wash the plum and cut into halves and take out pit. * I sliced them
Whisk the egg white until stiff. Mix the ground hazelnuts with the egg . Lightly mix the prepared egg white with the nut mixture.
Spread half of the batter on the bottom of the greased baking pan. Spread the hazelnut mixture as a next layer. Place on the plums and cover them with the other half of the batter. Bake in a preheated over (200°C) for about 50 mins. When the cake is cooled down, sprinkle it with powdered sugar * I omitted this.
Enjoy and have a blessed day !
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