Thursday, July 03, 2008

More Plums!

Today Michael made Hungarian Plum Cake with the plums. It was delicious! I have waited for this cake for a whole year and it was worth the wait. I am going to share this recipe for anyone who might have a few extra plums around. This recipe came from Michael's Hungarian Grandmother and he insists that you must use Crisco to get the right texture. He used the butter flavored Crisco this time and it worked very well.

Hungarian Plum Cake

½ C. Crisco Shortening

½ C Sugar

2 Eggs

In a separate bowl sift together:

1 C. Flour

1 tsp. Baking Powder

Dash of Salt

1 tsp. Cinnamon

Splash of lemon juice

Fold into batter. Spread into a greased cake pan (6X11X2).

Cut plums in half and press into batter until it is covered, about 6-8 plums. Sprinkle with topping of 1/4 C. sugar mixed with 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon (reserve some for finishing touch). Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved sugar/cinnamon after removing from the oven.