Autumn Dessert Cake Recipe

Autumn Dessert Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes 6 - 8

115 g

150 g


75 g

150 g

50 g

5 ml

2.5 ml

675 g

60 ml

15 ml

30 ml

Butter, softened

Caster sugar

Eggs, beaten

Ground hazelnuts

Shelled pecan nuts, chopped

Plain flour

Baking powder


Stoned plums, greengages or semi-dried prunes

Lime marmalade

Lime juice

Blanched almonds, chopped, to decorate

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4. Grease a 23cm round, fluted tart tin.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, alternating with the ground hazelnuts.
  • Stir in the pecan nuts, then sift and fold in the flour, baking powder and salt. Spoon into the tart tin.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Arrange the fruit on the base. Return to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until the fruit has softened. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then turn out.
  • Warm the marmalade and lime juice gently. Brush over the fruit, then sprinkle with the almonds. Allow to set, then chill before serving.

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