I have not planned to make a cake today ( Diet is going badly.. No pound lost yet) .
The plums needed to be eaten but were far too sharp.
The cake is a very basic sponge…
175g / 6oz butter
175g / 6oz caster sugar
175g / 6oz self-raising flour
splash of vanilla extract
Plums and good quality sherry (Pedro Ximenez)- Soak them for about 30 mins ( I heated the plums with a bit of sugar and sherry on the microwave -covered- for 3 mins to soften)
Bake 190C for 30 mins….
Beat the butter and sugar 1st them add the eggs , vanilla extract and flour… Very creamy batter.
Add fruit on the botton for an upside down cake… and the mixture on the top…