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    Plum & blackberry butter cake

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 25 minutes
    • Cooking time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
    • Total time: 2 hours

    Serves: 8-10


    200g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
    3 British Blacktail Large Free Range Eggs
    300g light brown muscovado sugar
    350g self-raising flour
    1 tsp mixed spice
    150ml milk
    6-8 plums, stoned and sliced
    150g pack blackberries
    Icing sugar, for dusting



    1. Preheat the oven to 160°C, gas mark 3. Butter and line the base of a 20cm square or 22-23cm round cake tin with baking parchment. Put the eggs and sugar in a stand mixer, or use a handheld whisk, and whisk for about 5 minutes until the mixture is thick and leaves a trail when the whisk is lifted.

    2. Mix in one-third of the flour, spices and milk, then another third, then the remainder. Slowly whisk in the melted butter.

    3. Pour half the mixture into the tin, then scatter over half the plums and blackberries. Pour over the remaining mixture and then top with the remaining fruit.

    4. Bake for 1-1½ hours until the cake is risen and golden, and the centre springs back when pressed. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out, peel off the paper and leave to cool. Serve warm dusted with icing sugar and cream or ice cream, or cold for afternoon tea.


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