Plum Sponge Pudding

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Plum Sponge Pudding

Plum Sponge Pudding

This is a real treat. All my family look forward to me making it too.

Not only is this Plum Sponge Pudding nice and light and really fluffy, but it is also beautiful to look at. It is mouth-watering and really addictive, so it’s not surprising it is a great favourite with everyone I know who’s tried it!

I sometimes make two Plum Sponge Puddings, I cut them in half and freeze them, ready for when I have guests turning up unexpectedly, or for a weekend treat. This pudding will keep very well after de-frosting. I sometime make vanilla custard to serve with it, a lovely combination.

This recipe is explained step by step, and the ingredients are listed in order for you to follow – you will find this cake easy to make.

Baking should always be fun and hassle free, this way we bake more. I also think we should not be afraid to create a recipe. I have made many cakes that don’t turn out so good, but this is how we learn. We all may know how to make a sponge, but there are many techniques and lots of varieties. We all have our own way of baking, and I hope you will find the recipe as fun to make as I have.

Lets see how it is made:

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Plum Sponge Pudding
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Course Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Ingredients
For the sponge:
For the plum sauce:
Course Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
For the sponge:
For the plum sauce:
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
To prepare the plums:
  1. Cut the plums in half, then take the stones out. Poach in shallow water on a medium heat (but don't cover them with water) face up for about 5 mins, then peel off the skin and let them cool down.
  2. Line an 8" loose bottom cake tin, then lay the prepared plum halves facing up, then set aside.
For the sponge:
  1. Beat the sugar and the margarine together until they are very pale.
  2. Add the vanilla and lemon zest and keep whisking. Then add the egg yolks one by one.
  3. Sieve the flour with baking powder then fold into the mixture.
  4. Whisk the egg whites then lightly fold into the mixture, then pour into the prepared tin over the plums.
  5. Oncethis is done, bake in the preheated oven gas mark 4/180c on the lower shelf and bake for 50 min or less.
  6. Test after 40 mins to see if a knife or a skewer comes out cleanly, and then you cake is done. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely in the tin, then turn it out and peel off the paper.
For the sauce:
  1. In a saucepan add the cranberry juice, sugar, vanilla, and the prepared fruit, and bring to the boil for about 5 mins then turn off the heat.
  2. Let the sauce cool down then serve with a slice of the sponge.
Recipe Notes

You can serve the sauce warm if you wish.

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1 Comment

  1. shubha says:

    This is totally yummilicious!!

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