It's never too late...

TWD: Dimply Plum Cake

coz it's never too late...



after a whole week of slogging it out in the kitchen with an incessant amount of in-flowing orders and one very large catering deal for a special event. I was beat... the last thing i wanted to do was to set foot in the kitchen and slip on my apron. Hence i decidingly lazily gave the last week's round of TWD: (Dimply Plum Cake as chosen by Michelle of
Bake-en) a miss. hmph.. though i admit there was another reason to the delay. Probably because I was having such a good time snacking on the multitude of plums that had sneaked their way into my home fridge throughout the weekend. Red Plums, Black Plums.. overpriced Plums. All of them were so incredibly sweet and juicy! It was so hard to resist one especially after meals... *giggles*


Frankly, this cake was rather easy to put together. All except the step where I had to cut and core the plums and place them on the cake. It was so hard not to shove them in the general direction of your mouth instead. arghs.. I halved the cake batter and used a 6 inch round pan instead as I didn't want to yield so much cake in the end. My family weren't such great fans of spices unlike me. Weird..

I swopped the cardamon in the recipe for freshly grated nutmeg instead as i figured the combination of Vanilla and nutmeg was somewhat refreshing and exciting for a rainy afternoon. After about 35 mins in the oven, the cake was done.. It had rose beautifully, the plum leaving its crimson stains on the bottom of the wax paper. I was deeply thrilled by the moistness of the final product. All my fears of dried out surfaces and plums all vanished after seeing the juices oozing out to the surface of the plums.

This cake was entirely satisfying though my mum made alleged claims that it left her tongue tingling in numbness. I guess she's just over-reacting.. oh well.. I'll probably make this recipe again using peaches next time and the combination of lemon and basil as suggested by Dorie. For recipe details please head on down to Michelle's website!

5 comments:

Anne said...

Your cake looks wonderful with those beautiful plums! Great job!

n.o.e said...

What a pretty dimply cake! Your plums are beautiful, I can understand your temptation to eat them fresh. I just polished off a slice of my third dimply cake - a simple but great recipe.
Nancy

Prudy said...

Those plums are just luscious! They look so inviting alone, and also with the cake!

Barbara said...

That looks lovely! Glad you enjoyed the plums.

Could your mom be sensitive or allergic to nutmeg? or plums?

SiHaN said...

barbara: I hope not.id not that's another addition to her long list of allergies. argh..