Scandinavian Prune and Plum Cake





200g (approx. ¾ cup) caster sugar

150g (approx. 1 cup plus 4 tbsp)
     self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

150g butter, softened

2 large eggs, at room temperature

½ cup milk

1 tsp vanilla essence


10 stoned prunes

4 plums, stoned and quartered

80g (approx. ¾ cup) shelled walnuts or pecans

60g (approx. 4 tbsp) raw sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

40g butter

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Preheat oven to 160°C fan bake and grease a 26cm non-stick spring-form cake tin.


In a food processor, place sugar, flour and baking powder and pulse for a few seconds to aerate. Add butter, eggs, milk and vanilla. Process until batter is smooth (about 20 seconds), scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go. Pour batter into cake tin then dot with prunes and plum pieces.


Mix together nuts, sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle over the fruit. Dot with butter. Bake for
1 hour (check after 50 minutes) or until golden brown and crisp.


Serve warm with a little thick cream, flavoured with nutmeg if you like.