Mmmm the smell of this cake alone will have you swoon!! And if that doesn’t work look at all that crumb!!
Funny story — I know that prunes are really dehydrated plums – but I always wondered, how the heck do every day plums that we see, end up looking like those prunes ?!? There’s no similarity how is this even possible ( yes … these are the things I wonder about :( )
And then I found these!!
Ontario Blue Plums … don’t these look more like prunes?!!?
… Prunes are a weird way to start today’s post, I apologize – the cake makes up for it.
And the crumb topping … ohhh the crumbs.
I’m definitely one of those lovely ( read : slightly annoying) people that stand over things like this carefully picking away at the most crunchiest ( completely toasted) crumbs. That’s also the reason that I make extra crumb mixture … you can definitely half the recipe and still have more than enough for a delicious topping.
And shall we talk about this honey roasting business .. so good! It makes your home smell like fall … and with the cinnamon in the cake … ahhh i can’t even deal!
Honey Roasted Plum Pound Cake
Roasted Plum Pound Cake
12 blue plums cut in half
1/4 cup Honey
1/2 cup water
2 cups all- purpose flour
1/2 cup cake flour
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Rolled oats
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup melted margarine
Preheat oven to 400 of – on a large baking tray, spread halved plums skin side down – drizzle with honey.
Bake for 40 minuets.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together flours, cinnamon, ginger powder, baking powder and baking soda.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk margarine, milk, eggs and vanilla.
Plums should be cooled by now. Place all of the plums and any syrup that was created into a blender. Add water. Blend until plum sauce created ( approximately 3 minuets on high)
Add plum mixture to whisked liquid ingredients.
Add all of your wet ingredients, to the dry. Mix well.
In a small bowl, combine all of the crumb topping ingredients. Crumble with your fingers.
Lower oven temperature to 350 oc.
Fill a prepared loaf pan, and sprinkle with crumb topping.
Bake for 50 minutes.