Rosie Makes: Plum, Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake

Plum, Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake

I love baking with plums: they bring a lovely sharpness to cakes that feels fresh and vibrant for the new season ahead. This plum, hazelnut and chocolate cake has a delicious mixture of sweet and sour, nutty and fruity flavours that are perfect for Autumn. To make the cake, you will need:

50g plum, chopped (half a big one)
40g chocolate, chopped
30g hazelnuts, chopped
120g butter
120g caster sugar
120g self-raising flour
2 tbsp milk
2 eggs
For the topping:
10g hazelnuts, chopped
One and a half plums, finely chopped into slices
1 tbsp Demerara sugar.

Plum, Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake

Plum, Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake

Preheat the oven to 160C Fan and grease and line a 20cm round tin. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time with a little flour, then fold in the rest of the flour, plum, chocolate and hazelnuts.

Plum, Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake

Plum, Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake

Pour the batter into the prepared tin and top with the thinly sliced plums, a sprinkling of chopped hazelnuts and Demerara sugar. Bake for 45 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Plum, Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake

Recipe by me.

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