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Moist plum and chocolate cake

Recipe from: 8/4/2006 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 11
Servings 0
Time 40


  • 65
    Dark brown sugar
  • 265
    Cake flour
  • 165
  • 230
    Castor sugar
  • 0
    3 large eggs
  • 10
    Baking powder
  • 45
    Cocoa powder
  • 185
  • 0
    6 ? 8 fresh plums, halved, stoned and cut into eighths
  • 0
    Chocolate curls, to decorate
  • 0
    Mascarpone cheese, to serve


Rub the brown sugar, 15g (30ml) flour and 25ml cold butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Beat the castor sugar and the remaining butter until light, then slowly add the eggs one by one. Sift the remaining flour into a mixing bowl along with the baking powder, cocoa powder and 1ml salt. Add to the butter mixture. Add the milk to the batter. Pour the mixture into a greased and lined 20cm spring-form tin. Cover with one layer of plum slices (reserve the remaining plums for decoration). Sprinkle with the brown sugar mixture. Bake in a preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Top with the remaining plum slices and pile high with chocolate curls. Slice and serve with a spoonful of mascarpone cheese.

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