Monday, July 16, 2012

Yellow Plum Joghurt Ring Cake

Already, our yellow plum trees are filled with fruits! I'm keeping a close eye this year.

Last year, we neglected them. They were located in the very bushy end of our backyard were we don't usually go. A visiting neighbor saw the yellow fruits and exclaimed how lucky we are. Huh? Then she started pulling the branches to get to the fruits; munching, giving us a handful to taste. Delicious, juicy, like a yellow cherry :-)

We saw that many ripe ones were already on the ground! What a waste. The fruits were a hit -- we shared them to our neighbors, I baked cakes with them, I made fruit salads, I added them to vegetable salads, I created fruits shakes, and most of them went into the freezer which lasted us through the winter season.

So this year, I am harvesting them, as soon as they turn yellow! Here's is this year's first yellow plum recipe:
yellow plum joghurt ring cake

Ingredients for Yellow Plum Joghurt Ring Cake

1 tub natural joghurt (around 150 g)
150 g soft butter or margarine
110 g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
3 eggs
210 g flour
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 pack baking powder (around 7-8 g)
200-300 g yellow plums (I use as many as I could)

125 g whole milk cake glaze
some butter or margarine and flour for the baking tin


1. Put joghurt in a bowl.
2. Wash and remove seeds from yellow plums.
3. Mix butter or margarine, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in a bowl until creamy.
4. Add eggs, one at a time.
5. Combine flour, cornstarch and baking powder with joghurt. Add the butter mixture and the yellow plums.
6. Pour into a greased and floured baking ring.
7. Bake in a pre-heated oven: 200 degrees for 40 minutes. 
8. Let cool for around 15 minutes before turning the ring form upside down and leaving to cool for another two hours. 
9. Prepare the whole milk glaze as instructed in the package. Then pour into the ring cake, making sure it's running down on the edge.
yellow plum joghurt ring cake
Makes around 16 pcs. 

Tip: You might want to add a little surprise on your cake by making small holes using a stick, and pouring orange liquor, coffee liquor, or egg liquor! But make sure you have a separate cake for the kids, though.

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