Plum Espresso Cake – Fraiche Dwelling

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Plums: has there ever been a extra under-rated fruit?  I feel not.  This Plum Espresso Cake is the reply to the burning query right now of 12 months… “what on earth do I do with all these plums!?”.   The candy plums are complimented with a skinny moist lemony cake with a crunchy nutty streusel topping.

fraiche living plum coffee cake with cup of coffee

With a plum tree of our personal I’ve the pleasure of getting inventive with buckets of fruit that make their manner into my house right now of 12 months.  Plum season marks the start of fall, the place the comfortable sweaters get pulled out of the closet and scorching mugs of milky tea are on repeat.  Signal me up.

What Number of Plum is Finest for Baking?

There are various styles of plums: ours is an Italian plum tree.  I like how the pit comes out simply and adore the candy and tart flavour.  My grandparents had the identical kind of plum tree after we grew up, and I used to take a seat in that tree and eat plums till my stomach harm.  Whereas you should utilize any freestone plum for this recipe, the Italian plums are my desire.  This Plum Espresso Cake recipe would additionally work effectively with every other stone fruit akin to peaches or nectarines.

I are inclined to make two of those desserts (simply double the recipe) to offer to family and friends. Prompt recognition must you be so inclined (like I used to be clearly based mostly on my footage).

plums in basket

When are Plums in Season?

Within the Okanagan, plums are in season sometimes between mid-August (relying on the world and selection) and the tip of September.  In fact, this may increasingly differ relying on the place on the planet the plums are grown!

Vitamin Worth of Plums

Plums are wealthy in fibre, potassium and vitamin C.  Just a few plums added to a lunch package or as a day snack is a superb selection.  Presently of 12 months we may all use a lift of vitamin C to bolster our immune techniques, and potassium (one of the essential minerals within the physique) helps regulate fluid steadiness, muscle contractions and nerve indicators. Because of their darkish skins, plums are additionally wealthy in antioxidants known as anthocyanins, plant compounds that assist shield towards cell injury.

Different Plum Recipes

When you like plums (and who doesn’t!?), now we have you coated.  These Complete Wheat Plum Scones are heaven-sent on a crisp Sunday morning, and these Roasted Plum Yogurt Parfaits with Cardamom Granola are made for busy weekdays.  When you’re on the lookout for a baking venture, look no additional than these Plum Oat Bran Muffins which have been on repeat over right here.

fraiche living plum coffee cake

Plum Espresso Cake

fraiche living plum coffee cake

Plum Espresso Cake

A moist espresso cake with a touch of lemon and essentially the most scrumptious nutty streusel to prime.

Substances

Streusel

  • 1/4
    cup
    finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4
    cup
    complete wheat flour
  • 2
    tablespoons
    brown sugar
  • pinch
    salt
  • 2
    tablespoons
    melted butter
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    cinnamon

Cake

  • 1
    cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    baking soda
    sifted*
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/4
    cup
    butter
  • 1/2
    cup
    sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 3/4
    cup
    Greek yogurt
    plain or vanilla
  • 1
    teaspoon
    vanilla
  • 1
    tablespoon
    lemon juice
  • 2
    teaspoons
    lemon zest
  • 10-12
    Italian prune plums
    washed & halved, pits eliminated

Directions

Make the Streusel

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9″ baking pan (sq. or spherical). Put together the streusel by mixing collectively the entire substances; put aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.In a big bowl, beat the butter and sugar collectively at excessive pace till mild. Add the egg and beat till fluffy.

  3. Add the yogurt, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest and beat till clean. Add the flour combination and beat on low pace till simply blended, scraping the perimeters of the bowl.

  4. Switch the batter into the ready pan and unfold to clean with a rubber spatula. Place the plum halves cut-side-down organized on prime of the batter in your pan.

  5. Sprinkle the streusel evenly excessive and bake for 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted within the centre comes out clear.  Function-is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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