Mmmmm I love plums when they're crimson red, tart and juicy. At the moment they're so abundant so I decided to make a plum puree and try to integrate it into a cake somehow. Well I think it worked out. This plum, walnut and white chocolate cake is pretty much my own invention. I made the spicy, nutty batter then swirled the velvety plums through it barely mixing it in. I haven't cut the cake yet as I'm saving it for a dinner party tonight but I'm hoping that each slice has visible red ripples of sweet yet sour plum through it. Topped with a layer of the puree and a peppering of white chocolate buttons, I think this cake is a bit of a charmer.
pureed dark plums
white chocolate buttons
I also made this recipe in cup cake form for The Tea Room Cafe.
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