Saturday, October 17, 2015

The house smells wonderful...

     Who doesn't like a house that smell's good, of sweet plums sugar and cinnamon...    I believe everyone love's a smell like that...    O ms Autumn my dear, I love when you come knocking at my door
Bringing behind you that crisp air clean and cozy...
     Plum Cake... That's what it is...    Look's and smell's divine...
      Had some Plum's sitting about...    It's a bit of a cold day today almost like rain is coming, but 
The sun peeps out every so often less than often and there were even a few sprinkles...    So I though
Perfect time to bake...    And I remembered the Plum's...    I remembered as well I had made one few years back and I liked it...    But I decided to see what else was about on line...    I haven't tasted it yet, but it sure smells good...    My mouth is watering as I write thinking of a hot cuppa and a nice slice of
This fresh Plum cake...    
      So simple as could be...
    Few ingredients and your off...    30 minutes of baking time and there you have it...

                                 Plum Cake 


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 1/2 cup whole milk 
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 9 or 10 large black plums, halved and pitted 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for pans

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter two 9-inch round cake pans. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar, the milk, oil, and egg. Fold into flour mixture. 

  2. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans, and smooth tops. Arrange plums, cut sides up, over batter. 

  3. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar, and sprinkle over plums. Dot with butter. Bake until tops are dark golden, plums are soft, and a toothpick inserted into center of cakes comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool. (Cakes are best the day you make them; leftover cake is great for breakfast the next day.)

    From Martha's Kitchen...

          I added Almond slice's to one...    Ready to taste ok hold on...
          Afternoon Tea, with Plum cake....    I think you should try it your surely going to like it...

           Last bits....   Ummmm so delicious...     I ate the one that I put the sliced Almonds on and I like 
    It  and I sprinkled a bit of the sugar/cinnamon around the cake slightly...    It's a winner in my book
    Will be lovely for tea...    Enjoy my friends...    Now to clean up...    Have a enchanting afternoon...
                             With love...


  1. This looks simple and delicious Janice. Thanks for sharing it - I like simple :)


  2. I can smell that plum cake from here -- Your recipes are always good ones and your page is lovely as well. Thanks for sharing these with us. I love that Era and it's fancy teacups as well

  3. I am slobbering Janice. This just looks soooo yummy. I wish I could pop over for a visit....and some cake!

  4. My mouth was watering looking at that delicious cake and I am a great fan of plums so wonderful with a lovely pot of tea. Take care.

  5. Drooling dear Jannice! Your plum cake looks awesome and I think I'll try it soon. There are pretty plums around here. I'd love it right now with my tea mug, lol..
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a unique cake! Never heard of or seen one before. Sounds marvelous! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. I slice of your plum cake and a cuppa tea sounds delicious, Janice!

  8. Hi Janice,
    I love your teapot and teacup - sooo pretty! Mmmmm. Your plum cake looks fabulous! Thank you for the recipe Dear Janice. Happy Tea Day! Karen

  9. That looks FAB! I love tart fruit, I must try this soon. Thank you for the recipe! Happy tea day! :)

  10. I love this recipe and the old fashioned look of it all. You did a great job and it is so pretty. What a wonderful posting

  11. Forgot to mention how lovely the teapot and cup and saucer are too! Wonderful!

  12. I can feel them from here. Sound so good. Have a great day! Martha

  13. MMMMmmmmmmmm, sounds and looks great, Janice. How lovely! Susan

  14. looks delicious!!!! Thanks for the recipe

  15. I think your tea tray is so pretty, Janice, and the plum cake looks wondeful. I have never made it but it looks like something my Granny would have made. Looks like comfort food to me. :) Thanks for sharing and have a splendid day.

    Autumn blessings,

  16. Love your tea tray! The plum cake.........looks plum delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe