Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Plum slice with pecan crumble

This was the cake I made for Mum's birthday, so moist and yummy.

180g butter, soft
1 cup(220g) caster sugar sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 eggs
21/2 cups (375g) plain flour (all purpose)
2 teaspoons baking powder
11/4 cups (300g) sour cream
12 mixed plums, stones removed and quartered
2 tablespoons caster sugar
Pecan crumble
1/4 cup (45g) brown sugar
1 cup (125g) pecans roughly chopped
60g butter melted
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

To make the pecan crumble, place sugar, pecans, melted butter, flour and cinnamon in a bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
Per heat oven to 160 c (325 f). Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a electric mixer and beat until light and creamy.
Gradually add eggs and beat until combined. Add the flour, baking powder and sour cream and beat till just combined. Spoon into a lightly greased24cm x34 cm baking dish lined with non-stick paper. Place the plums and extra sugar in a bowl and toss to coat. Top the cake with the plums and pecan crumble. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked. allow to cool in tin before serving.
(Donna Hay)


  1. We love a crumble, especially blackberry and apple or rhubarb. Never used pecans, usually add almond flakes to the crumble mix.
    Your's looks delicious.
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Carol xx

  2. Oh I really have trouble leaving a message here sometimes this is my 3rd attempt:(
    Looks delicious...you are an amazing cook you really are, and you good be a food photographer...your food always looks delicious.
    Much love

  3. Donna, the Plum and Pecan Crumble look delicious as does the Chorizo and Beans. Both are my kind of comfort food.

    Thank you so much for visiting over at Living Life. I hope you are having (or had) a wonderful Valentine's Day.
    Hugs, Bonnie

  4. Hello there!!!!!!!!!
    Always amazed by your scrumptuos cakes!!!!!!

  5. What a delicious looking cake!
    I love pastry never a week goes by that I don't bake something, I must make a point to try yours.
    Hope you had a lovley Valentines.
    Hugs Rosemary...xoxo

  6. Oh my Gosh!! this looks out of this world! I love anything with plums....and crumble....I have to make something this weekend ....now I know what it will be!!!
    How are things on your side of the world???? we are having the most quiet winter in years.....only one snow storm so far....I have snowdrops blooming and dafs popping up and I don't feel as if I have paid enough yet to be worthy of them!!! Well....I hope things are good for you and thanks so much for stopping by my site....It is always so nice to see your name!!!

  7. My hubby would love this!! it does look delicious.


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