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Chocolate, Almond and Plum Cake

Take a can of NZ Grown Black Doris Plums and transform it into a café style cake to impress everyone. Don’t worry it’s our secret how easy it is!

Makes 10
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50-55 minutes
Easy

Ingredients

850g can Wattie's Black Doris Plums in Syrup
175g butter, softened
1 cup soft brown sugar
3 eggs
1 cup flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ cup cocoa
1 cup ground almonds
½ cup dark chocolate bits
Icing sugar

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Black Doris Plums in Syrup

Generations of Kiwis have loved Black Doris Plums. Wattie's makes sure this continues, picking only the finest plums from Hawke's Bay orchards.

Method

Step 1
Preheat oven to 180°C (Conventional bake). Grease and line the base of a 23cm loose bottom cake tin with baking paper.
Step 2
Drain Wattie's Black Doris Plums. Cut plums in half and remove the stone. Cut half of the plum halves into pieces. Place plums on a tray lined with paper towels to absorb any excess syrup.
Step 3
Beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into the creamed mixture and gently fold in with the ground almonds, dark chocolate bits and plum pieces.
Step 4
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Gently press remaining plum halves, cut side up onto the cake mixture. Bake for 50-55 minutes until cake is cooked. A skewer inserted into the middle of the cake will come out clean when the cake is cooked. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a cake rack to cool. When cold dust with icing sugar to serve. Serve with whipped cream or Greek yoghurt on the side.

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850 g can Wattie's Black Doris Plums in Syrup
175 g butter, softened
1 cup soft brown sugar
3 eggs
1 cup flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ cup cocoa
1 cup ground almonds
½ cup dark chocolate bits
Icing sugar
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