Thermomix plum syrup cake

Thermomix recipe: Plum syrup swirl cake.
Thermomix recipe: Plum syrup swirl cake. Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen

Not too sweet, and with wholesome almonds, this moist cake is a cinch in the Thermomix and makes the most of seasonal plums. First, make a plum syrup using the heating and stirring capacity of the Thermomix. Next, make a cake batter in one minute, flat, using the powerful blades.


For plum syrup

500g plums, halved, stones removed

1 tsp vanilla paste

40g raw sugar

juice of ½ lemon

For plum cake

120g raw sugar

200g natural almonds

200g unsalted butter, in 2cm cubes

3 eggs

100g wholemeal flour

2 tsp baking powder

pinch salt

6 plums, stones removed, halved


For syrup

1. Place all ingredients into Thermomix bowl and cook for five minutes/100 degrees/speed 1.

2. Blend for 45 seconds/speed 9. Set aside to cool.

For cake

1. Preheat oven to 170C degrees. Grease and line a round spring-form cake tin (22-centimetre diameter).

2. Place the sugar and almonds into clean, dry Thermomix bowl and blitz for five seconds/speed 9. Add the butter, eggs, flour, baking powder and salt.

3. Mix for 50 seconds/speed 5. Scrape down and mix for another 10 seconds/speed 5.

4. Tip the mixture into the prepared cake tin. Pour over 1/4 cup plum syrup and swirl through with a skewer. Arrange halved plums on top (slice large plums into one-centimetre slices).

5. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

6. Turn cake on to a rack to cool. Serve with extra plum syrup.

Tip: Leftover syrup is terrific with muesli and yoghurt, on pancakes or drizzled over crumpets. Plums can easily be replaced with pears when the season shifts.

VIDEO: See Dani Valent prepare this plum syrup cake

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