plum coffee cake

I've been dying to adapt this rhubarb coffee cake recipe from Canadian Living for ages. Originally I was going to make a strawberry and rhubarb coffee cake but with plums still in season I decided to make another plum cake.

I made a few changes to the recipe. I used walnuts for the streusel topping and decided to top the cake with plums rather than add them to the mixture. I didn't use all the buttermilk because I didn't want the plums to sink to the bottom of the cake like they usually do. I guess I used about 150 mls of buttermilk.

The plums I had in the house were pretty big so I used 4 large plums sliced into eighths to top the 23 cm (9 inch) square cake. As the plums cooked they became quite jammy.

I decided to cut a piece of cake to photograph before taking the cake into work. In the end it was a good plan because the cake disappeared before I had a chance to snaffle a slice of my own.

Plums are nowhere near as tart as rhubarb so I've got a sneaking suspicion that I'd be able to cut the sugar content in the cake by quite a bit should there be a next time.

Did you all have good weekends? I went to dinner with a friend and attended a preview performance of Sydney Dance Company's new production 2 One Another. A few late nights and I've been hopeless ever since. I'm such a nana.

See you all again on Wednesday,



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