Posts Tagged ‘Autumn Baking’


I love baking with plums, they are such an amazing colour and once cooked they are jammy, sharp and sweet all at the same time. Definitely one of my favourite fruits to eat and to bake with. So if you’re looking for a recipe to use up some plums, click here to keep reading and try this one out.


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Time for another plum recipe! I made this some time ago and was thinking about the recipe the other day, it was really delicious and I am not sure why I haven’t made it again since – probably because there is always something new to try out! Keep reading to see the recipe and how easy it is to make.


The recipe was from a Waitrose recipe card and could easily be adapted for different fruits like peaches, apricots or even blackberries. It’s delicious on its own as a cake or warm with ice cream as a pudding, enjoy!

200g full fat cream cheese

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

3 tbsp caster sugar

4 medium eggs

175g butter softened

175g dark muscovado sugar

200g self raising flour

400g ripe plums stoned and roughly chopped

1. Pre heat the oven to 180 C, gas mark 4. Grease and line a 28 x 18cm baking tin with baking parchment making sure that the paper come up high enough around the sides.

2. In a bowl beat the cream cheese till soft. Add the vanilla bean paste, caster sugar and one of the eggs, beat using a hand held electric whisk till smooth.

3. Place the remaining eggs, butter, muscovado sugar and flour in a separate bowl. Beat for 2 mins till pale and creamy.

4. Spread half the creamed flour mixture onto the base of the tin, then dollop over half of the cream cheese mixture, spreading an uneven swirl through the base mixture. Scatter with half the plums. Spoon the remaining creamed flour mixture on top and dot with the rest of the cream cheese.

5. Scatter with the remaining plums then bake for about 45 mins until risen and just firm to touch. Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into pieces. Serve warm or cold with ice cream.


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I made these last year for Emily’s Birthday for her to take into school. She wanted something with autumn leaves on and I had seen these on Pinterest and thought I would make some similar. Click here to find out more.


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It’s suddenly started feeling very autumnal! My favourite time of year, I’m definitely looking forward to making more comfort food dinners and bakes. I made these with Chloe a couple of weeks ago, she absolutely loves plums, so these went down a treat for breakfast at the weekend. Click here to see the recipe.


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