Plum Torte is an incredibly popular dessert, especially when plums are in season, and this seasonal torte comes very highly recommended. It is so good, and so simple to make, that people are often surprised by how good it is, it is as if they have forgotten how delicious baked plums can be. Try it and see …
Plum Torte Recipe
Serves 8 slices.
- 12 ripe plums (halved and pitted)
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 100g unsalted butter (softened)
- 225g plain flour (sifted)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- Sugar and cinnamon for topping
- 250ml double cream (whipped to form soft peaks)
Preheat oven to 180C
Wash and dry the plums, cut them in half and stone.
In a large bowl cream together the sugar and butter until light and creamy. Fold in the sifted flour, baking powder, salt and the beaten eggs. Mix together well, to form a batter.
Spoon the batter into a buttered 20cm spring form tin. Place the plum halves (skin side up) on top of the batter. Sprinkle lightly over with extra golden caster sugar, (depending on the sweetness of the fruit) then sprinkle over 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, (or the amount to taste).
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes in an oven at 180C. Once baked remove and allow to cool. Serve warm with a little whiped double cream.