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Rosie Makes: Plum, Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake
A seasonal recipe for early Autumn (and my birthday!)
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When I shared my seasonal recipe ideas last week lots of you were fellow fans of greengages and plums so I thought this recipe would be timely today! Doubly so as today is my birthday so a slice or two of birthday cake is definitely in order.
I love baking with plums: they feel sharp, fresh and vibrant for the new season ahead. This plum, hazelnut and chocolate cake has a delicious mixture of sweet and sour, nutty and fruity flavours that are perfect for early Autumn. To make the cake, you will need:
50g plum, chopped (half a big one)
40g chocolate, chopped
30g hazelnuts, chopped
120g caster sugar
120g self-raising flour
2 tbsp milk
For the topping:
10g hazelnuts, chopped
One and a half plums, finely chopped into slices
1 tbsp Demerara sugar.
Preheat the oven to 160C Fan and grease and line a 20cm round tin.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time with a little flour, then fold in the rest of the flour, plum, chocolate and hazelnuts.
Pour the batter into the prepared tin and top with the thinly sliced plums, a sprinkling of chopped hazelnuts and Demerara sugar.
Bake for 45 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Serve cold with a cup of tea or warm for pudding with cream or custard!
What are you baking at the moment? Do you have any recipe requests for me?!