Yum Plum!

If you live anywhere similar to us, you will be seeing an explosion of plums on trees and trug-fulls of yummy plums being traded around the neighbourhood at the moment! If you want to grow plums, my latest blog gives you a few tips along with a lovely cake recipe to put them into if you have any left over…

Our tree, laden with plums!

Our tree, laden with plums!

Plum Facts

So, now you know lots about plums you will soon have soooo many you won’t know what to do with them all! One of the things we like to do is bake (and eat!) cakes so why not try out this recipe from the clever people at BBC Good Food…

Plum, Hazelnut & Chocolate Cake


To make:

1. Ask a grown up to heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

2. Butter and line the base of a round 20cm cake tin.

3. Halve and stone 4 plums, set aside for later, then roughly chop the remaining plums.

3. Put the sugar, butter, flour, ground hazelnuts, eggs and baking powder into a large bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric hand mixer for 1-2 mins, until smooth and light.

4. Stir in the chopped plums and chocolate, then tip into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top.

5. Arrange the halved plums over the top of the mixture, pressing them down lightly, then scatter over hazelnuts.

6. Bake for 40-50 mins until the top is golden and the cake feels firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out, remove the paper and cool on a wire rack.

7. Heat the jelly, then brush over the top of the cake before serving.

Plum, Hazelnut & Chocolate Cake

Yummy Plum, Hazelnut & Chocolate Cake

And there you have it. Yum Plum!

Lulu xx