[Recipe & photo courtesy of Deeba from Passionate About Baking]
8 Plums – (pitted & quartered)
1/2 cup Pistachio nuts – roughly chopped
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Almond Extract
1 cup Flour
1 tbsp Cinnamon powder
1 tsp Nutmeg powder
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon powder
Preheat the oven to 375 deg F. Grease & line bottom of a non-stick cake pan with parchment paper and keep it ready.
Sift flour, cinnamon, nutmeg & baking powder and salt together and keep aside.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup chopped pistachios on the base of tin. Top evenly with chopped plums.
Cream butter & sugar till fluffy. Add eggs and both the extracts & beat well. Finally mix in the flour mixture. Pour this batter evenly over the plums & pistachios.
Mix the cinnamon & sugar for the topping in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the top evenly & bake for 35-40 minutes.
Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Then turn out onto rack & gently peel off the lining off the top, scraping back any fruit that might cling on to the lining.
Give it a generous sprinkling of powdered sugar & the remaining chopped pistachios. Serve this colorful and healthy Spiced Plum Cake with a drizzle of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice-cream!