About this recipe:A sweet and light sponge cake dotted with plums to add some juicy bites. The plums can be replaced by apricots or small peaches and it can be eaten hot or cold. Depending how much you want to eat then this should serve about 4 to 6 people.
10 plums (or similar fruit), halved and stones removed
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:30min › Ready in:45min
Cream the butter and sugar together, add the eggs one at a time beating after each one. Add the vanilla and almond extracts.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and fold into the butter mixture.
Spoon cake mixture into a buttered tin. It's best to use something that's quite shallow with a large surface area as you then need to place the halved, stoned fruit on the top ensuring there is space between the fruit for the sponge to rise.
Bake in the middle of a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for about 30 minutes or until the sponge is cooked. The fruit should just be releasing its juices.
This is a good way to use up some old fruit, though the recipe is using plums, most soft, tart fruit can be used, I think strawberries would be a great substitution fruit.