Saturday, March 10, 2018

Chocolate, Plum and Macadamia Cake

As long time readers know, I have an eye for unusual cakes.  As soon as I laid eyes on Jordan Rondel's Chocolate, Plum and Macadamia Cake,  I knew I had found yet another kindred spirit cake.

The ingredients in this cake, as the name suggests, are delicious - chocolate, plums and macadamias, all baked up into one lovely cake.

However, what you do need to know is that this cake is, like the old Picnic ads, "deliciously ugly":

It didn't help that I poured the ganache onto the warm cake as I wanted to cut a slice for a friend I was seeing the day I made it. 

Despite the less than Instagram-ready appearance, I received lots of compliments on the flavour of this cake.   I even received a request for the recipe.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Jordan Rondel, she is a New Zealand cake maker who makes beautiful, naturally decorated cakes and trades as The Caker.  Her website is here. I own her first book and have made a few things from it, including this Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake.

If you love plums, chocolate and macadamias, this may be the cake for you.  It is delicious!


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What an interesting cake combo! One that I would love I think :D

Pam said...

Well, this is different and sounds sinfully delicious! Love the combo of ingredients!

Johanna GGG said...

I love a cake that makes me sit up and look at its unusual pairings - this looks delicious - I just need a celebration - maybe easter would do it?

Liz Berg said...

Boy, this looks moist and scrumptious! And not a combo you see every day!