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Cinnamon and Plum Cake
Despite the colder turn the weather has taken, my garden is still producing. I picked some Victoria plums last week while they were still green and under ripe. The reason is, if I wait for them to ripen on the branch, then the bugs and birds will have had a nibble. Picking them under ripe, and ripening indoors (I did this by popping them in a box with a ripe banana). This meant that this weekend, I had a bunch of plums that needed something doing with them. I still have a bunch of plum jam from last year, and I have a some pie filling from the blackberries I picked last week. So, I decided to add them to a cake.
I made a simple cake batter (in my new Kenwood Chef XL), popped it in the tin and placed the halved and stoned plums on the top. I had made some cinnamon sugar recently for another recipe, so decided to sprinkle this on the top. As I suspected would happen, the plums sank during cooking, some all the way to the bottom. However, what I hadn’t predicted, was that the cinnamon sugar would be dragged behind them, weaving trails of cinnamon loveliness throughout the sponge. A beautiful, happy accident.