Plum Cake with Peach Sauce

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 75min
Serves: 9
3/4 cup
butter
175 mL
5 to 6
fresh plums, halved and pitted
1 1/4 cups
icing sugar
310 mL
3
eggs, separated
1/2 tsp
vanilla
2 mL
1 1/4 cups
cake & pastry flour
310 mL
1 tsp
baking powder
5 mL
3 cups
peeled, pitted, coarsely chopped peaches
750 mL
1/4 cup
sugar
60 mL
Per serving (1/9 of the recipe):
calories
230
fat
17 g
saturated fat
10 g
carbs
34 g
sugar
31 g
protein
2 g
cholestrol
105 mg
fibre
1 g
sodium
170 mg

Directions

  1. Melt butter in large bowl. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and line bottom of a square 8 X 8-in (20 x 20-cm) cake pan with parchment paper. Arrange plum halves, skin-side up, on parchment in pan. Set aside.

  2. In large bowl, using an electric mixer, whip egg whites to stiff peaks. Set aside. Into cooled melted butter, use mixer to beat in icing sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Set aside.

  3. In another bowl, mix flour with baking powder. Alternately fold flour mixture and egg whites into yolk mixture, finishing with the flour mixture. Gently spread the stiff batter on top of plums. Bake on middle rack of oven 50 to 60 min., or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare sauce by simmering peaches, sugar and ½ cup (125 mL) water until sugar is dissolved and peaches are softened. Purée in blender. Spoon sauce over cake slices to serve.