These delicious little cakes travel well and are perfect for picnics and parties. We always make them if we are invited round to a friend’s house. They are quick and easy to make and really tasty.
12 plums, stones removed and fruit chopped into chunks.
For the sponge:
85g (3oz )sugar
85g (3oz ) margarine or butter.( I use Lurpack which doesn’t contain palm oil.)
113g (4oz) self raising flour
1 level teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract
Few blanched almonds for the top.
Cream together the sugar, margarine and egg with an electric hand whisk. Add the flour and baking powder and whisk. Add the milk and vanilla extract, and whisk.
Place the chopped plums in the base of a silicon cup cake mold which has 12 ‘cups.’
Top with the sponge mixture. It will be about one large heaped tablespoon per cup. Sprinkle blanched almonds on top.
Cook for approx 15 mins at 180C, 356F gas mark. They are cooked when a knife comes out clean from the sponge. Take csre not to burn the almonds.
Leave to cool in the trays. Use a pallet knife to remove them. Sprinkle with sugar. Serve warm or cold.
Can also be frozen on the day of baking.
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