Recipe: Christmas Plum Cake

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2009, 10:30 AM IST

Christmas is unthinkable without the traditional plum cake. Try out this mouth watering recipe.


1-1/4 cups Plums (pitted and sliced)
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
3 Eggs
1/2 cup Butter (softened)
1/2 cup White Sugar
1 tsp Lemon Zest
1/2 tsp Baking Powder


Heat the oven at 300 degrees F
Grease an oven safe pan.
Beat the egg whites in a bowl and leave aside.
Cream the butter with sugar in a large bowl.
Beat egg yolks and the lemon zest. Add it to the butter mixture.
Stir together 1-cup flour and baking powder.
Mix this flour mixture into the creamed mixture.
Add and stir the egg whites.
Arrange the batter uniformly into the prepared pan.
Arrange the sliced plums attractively over the batter with skin-side down.
Bake it for 40 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Remove and cool on a rack.