I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Olive Oil Plum Cake

I have always wanted to try an olive oil cake. This one is very tender and moist and if I had to describe the taste I'd say a little rustic in flavour.

1/2 cup flour
2 tbsps corn meal
1/2 tsp salt
1  1/2 tsps baking powder
1 lemon's zest
1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 lemon's juice
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup olive oil
5 Italian plums, sliced in 4

Grease a 9" spring form pan and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, corn meal, salt, baking powder and set aside.

Zest lemon into mixer bowl and press with fingers against the side of the bowl to release the flavour. Add sugar and eggs and beat using whisk attachment until mixture is frothy.
Action shot!

In a separate bowl mix lemon juice, olive oil and melted butter together.
Slowly pour this mixture into the sugar mixture. Fold in flour mixture just until blended.

Pour 2/3 of the batter into the spring form pan.

Slice the plums in four

and roughly chop the inside slices of the plums and scatter over batter.

Pour balance of batter in and arrange the whole slices on top.

Bake at 350 F for 35 - 40 minutes.

Have a slice!

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