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    Plum & custard loaf cake

    • Vegetarian
    • Children's
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 60 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes 60 minutes 15 minutes

    Serves: 8 - 10


    150g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
    150g light brown soft sugar
    3 British Blacktail Large Free Range Eggs, lightly beaten
    150g self-raising flour, sifted
    50g ground almonds
    3 tbsp custard powder
    ½ tsp salt
    5 plums, stoned, 4 chopped into small chunks,
    1 thinly sliced
    1 tbsp flaked almonds

    For the custard drizzle
    1 tbsp custard powder
    2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
    ½-1 tbsp milk


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with electric beaters, until light. Add the eggs in three parts, beating between each addition.

    2. Add the flour, ground almonds, custard powder and salt to the mixture, folding with a large spoon to combine. Fold through the chopped plums. Spoon into the prepared tin, scatter with the flaked almonds then finish with the sliced plum.

    3. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

    4. To ice, combine the custard powder, icing sugar and milk (adding gradually to reach a good drizzling consistency) then drizzle over the top of the cake.

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