Rosie Makes: Plum Crumble Cake

Plum Crumble Cake

September means the start of crumble season for me: brambles are abundant, plums are ripe and there’s the promise of apples on the horizon. Plum crumble is a favourite (this plum, honey and rosemary crumble is particularly delicious at this time of year) and when I picked up some Scottish plums on a recent trip to Lovecrumbs (my longtime fave which recently started selling locally grown groceries and provisions) I knew they’d be destined for an Autumnal dessert. This plum crumble cake combines the seasonal fruit in a sweet sponge with a crunchy crumble topping for the best of both worlds. To make it, you will need:

150g butter, at room temperature
200g soft brown sugar
3 medium eggs, lightly beaten
100g sour cream or yoghurt
300g self-raising flour
6 plums, stoned and cut into wedges
50g demerara sugar

Plum Crumble Cake

Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/ Gas mark 4 and line a roughly 20.5cm x 30.5cm (8in x 12in) roasting tin with baking parchment. Put 100g of the butter into a bowl with the soft brown sugar and beat together until pale and fluffy, about 3 mins in a stand mixer.

Plum Crumble Cake

Whisk in the eggs and sour cream/ yoghurt, then use a large metal spoon to fold in 200g of the flour. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, level the surface, then lay over the plum wedges.

Plum Crumble Cake

In a separate bowl, rub the remaining butter and flour together to make a crumble mixture and stir in the demerara sugar. Sprinkle the mixture over the cake, then bake for 40 mins or until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Plum Crumble Cake

Serve warm with ice cream or custard for a delicious early Autumn dessert.

Plum Crumble Cake

Plum Crumble Cake

Plum Crumble Cake

What are you baking this weekend?

Plum Crumble Cake

Plum Crumble Cake

Plum Crumble Cake

Plum crumble cake recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping.

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