Monday, February 29, 2016

Plum and Walnut Cake


Recently, I bought a slice of the most wonderful plum and walnut cake from Luneburger.  It comprised a light sponge cake topped with sliced juicy plums and candied walnuts. Luneburger change their cakes all the time, and this was the first time I had seen that particular one. 

I loved it so much that I was inspired to try and re-create it at home.

First up was trying to find a recipe.  From Google images, I found a cake that most resembled what I was looking for, being this recipe from Baking Beash.

Next, it was time to try it out, so I bought the plums, and had all the other ingredients in the house. The cake came together very easily, and this was the result:


It received a number of appreciative reviews at work.  It is not quite the same as the Luneburger cake, but it is still pretty good.  If you have a surplus of plums that you would like to bake with, this lovely cake is the perfect way to use them.

7 comments:

Johanna GGG said...

I've had a few plum and walnut cakes but never with candied walnuts on top - sounds divine

Marcellina In Cucina said...

My goodness, that looks like oozing goodness!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Even though Luneburger is a chain and some snub them I really like the food they have! This looks like a delicious version of their cake :D

Cakelaw said...

More for us Lorraine!

Monique@The Urban Mum said...

That cake looks so impressive - love that you could substitute different fruits dependant on what is available. xx

Kari said...

This certainly looks fantastic. You did a good job on the recreation!

Kayte said...

Never had a cake with plums and walnuts before but the combination sounds really good. And it is so pretty. win win