Good morning! ☺
Today I am posting this Chocolate Plum Cake I made, and I sincerely hope you like it! I used to make the classic plum cake, but this time I decided to make it with chocolate and I also added some candied orange...a very good match of flavours!
The decorations on it were a little bit time consuming, because I had to wait for the chocolate to cool...Then with a spatula I have removed it and created these decorations...next time I think I will try to make roses of chocolate, I already tried to make leaves using real roses leaves..bu the result wasn't that good - hard to make such a tiny layer of chocolate and separate it from the leaves!
♥The recipe is pretty easy, here you are! ♥
- 250 g butter
- 250 g sugar
- 250 g flour
- 50 g unsweetened cocoa powder
- 8 g baking powder
- 0,05 g vanillin
- 4 eggs
- 100 g candied orange
- 50 g raisins
- 5 cl rum
How to make it:
As usual, soak raisins in the rum for 10-15 minutes and then strained it; Chop butter into small-medium pieces and put it in a bowl with the vanillin and the sugar, whip it all with a whisk, until it gets swollen and foamy. Keep mixing and gradually add eggs, one per time. In a separate bowl, sieve the flour along with the cocoa and the baking powder. Add then raisins and the candied orange, mix it with the flour, cocoa and baking powder and add it to the bowl where you had the first mixture. Pour the mixture in a plum cake mould, level it and bake it in the oven at 180°C for about 45/50 minutes.
Once it's ready and cool, add chocolate decorations and sprinkle on sugar or add candied oranges on top.