Wednesday, August 15, 2007

How-To: Plum Crumb Cake

As August draws us closer to September and farther from July, the last of summer's fruit makes an appearance ready to be enjoyed before apple season. One fruit that is both versatile and widely available in Ontario is the plum. With it, a veritable cornucopia of delicious desserts can be created and savoured while awaiting the arrival of Autumn.

I decided to make a Plum Crumb Cake because it is the type of cake that my family loves. It also makes a large 9 x 13 cake so there is plenty to share. This cake is fluffy and lemon-scented, topped with juicy red plums and crowned with a buttery brown sugar crumble. For this recipe I've added some step-by-step directions to show the process of making this cake from start to finish. I hope some of you will find this helpful.

Step One

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add your eggs and you should have a pale yellow mixture, close to the consistency of icing.

Step Two

Alternately add the sour cream and dry ingredients into the butter mixture.

Step Three

Your final batter should look like this - thick yet not stiff. Scrape the batter into your prepared pan.

Step Four

Place the sliced plums decoratively over the batter.

Step Five

Sprinkle with the crumb topping. Pop it in the oven and in less than an hour, you'll be enjoying some lovely cake!

Recipe: Plum Crumb Cake


Patricia Scarpin said...

The cake is delicious and I love the step by step photos!

Canadian Baker said...

Thank you Patricia!

Mallow said...

I was searching for a way to use a bunch of peaches I have right now. I think this might be the winner! Your cake looks delicious!

Cheryl said...

I too love the step by step pictures. Beautiful cake.

Belinda said...

The step by step photos are a lovely touch, and its nice to see how the cake came together from start to finish. Its a beautiful cake, and what a nice way to use plums in a recipe.

lavaterra said...

I love your site. Wonderful!!
greetings vom munic, germany

Canadian Baker said...

Mallow - I think peaches would be great!

Cheryl - Thank you!

Belinda - I'm glad you liked the pictures. I thought it might help bakers if they could see what the whole process looked like. :)

Lavaterra - Thanks for visiting!

jill said...

I tried making it this morning albeit with several alterations but essentially I think it's still your recipe and it came out fantastic! Thanks!

Here's the link to my variation called the banana crumb cake.