Plums cake
1 h 30 min

French Plums Cake With Hazelnut Crumble

French plums and hazelnut, this is a cake that really celebrates the season. Enjoy a slice with your mid-morning coffee or serve it warm for dessert. French plums include Reines-Claudes, Mirabelles, Quetsch plums, Ente plums, and many more besides. You can find many different colors for a rainbow cake!

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Ingredients For

  • Prunes
    Fruits & Vegetables
    French plums
    x 12 See the article
  • 1 handfull
  • 8.80 oz
  • 3.20 oz
  • 1 fl oz
  • Vanilla
    Sauces & condiments
    Tahitian Vanilla
    1 pod See the article
  • 2.80 oz
  • x 2
  • 3.50 oz
  • 3.50 oz
  • 3.50 oz
  • Butter
    Dairy products
    PDO Poitou-Charente Butter
    3.50 oz See the article
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Preheat the oven to 325 °F. Prepare the crumble: combine 3,3 oz of flour, 3,3 oz of brown sugar, 3,3 oz of ground hazelnuts and 3,3 oz of softened butter in a bowl. Combine the ingredients with your fingertips until you obtain a sandy crumble. 

Prepare the cake batter. Remove the pulp from the vanilla pod. Cut the plums into quarters. 

In another bowl, whisk 2 eggs with the brown sugar. Add 1 fl oz of milk and the vanilla pulp, and mix. Add 3.2 oz of melted butter. Add 8.8 oz of sifted flour and ½ a sachet of baking powder. Mix vigorously and then add the plums. Gently fold them into the batter. Pour everything into a greased cake tin.

Arrange the crumble mixture on top. Add a handful of crushed hazelnuts.  

Bake for about 1 hour at 325°F. Check whether the cake is done by sticking the tip of the knife into the center.  

Fleur de sel de Guérande sea salt PGI
Fleur de sel de Guérande sea salt PGI
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