21 September 2013

Roasted Plum and Almond Skillet Cake

Waking up on a Saturday morning and knowing you've got all day to do all the things you've wanted to do all week is a great feeling- I'm planning on a stroll into all the little boutique shops that line the streets of Edinburgh and a walk through the beautiful Queen Street gardens- I will pop up a few photos for you to see just how stunning the city is at this time of the year.  

There's something so satisfying about the smell of baking first thing in the morning and accompanied by strong coffee its the best way to set you up for the day. 
This recipe is adapted from Joy the baker, a great baking blog, and is fuss-free. As Joy says it's the kind of cake you can knock up without even thinking about it. 
The glut of plums at this time of the year are calling out to be made into delicious pies and the roasted plums in this cake give it a great tartness that contrast the fluffy cinnamon cake batter and sweet caramelised topping. 

Ingredients: (to make 4 small servings) 

150g gluten-free self-raising flour
25g ground almonds
1tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt
1/4tsp ground cinnamon
60g caster sugar
1 egg
185ml buttermilk
1/2 tsp vanilla
40g unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 fresh plums
Granulated sugar for topping

Double cream to serve


Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Grease a 6 inch skillet pan and place a baking tray in the oven to warm up. 

In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking power, salt, cinnamon and sugar.  

In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, vanilla and melted butter. 

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until just combined. Spoon the batter into the greased pan. 

Cut the plums in half and remove the stones. Slice the plums into  quite thick slices and then press the plum slices into the batter. Sprinkle over some extra ground almonds and 1tbsp granulated sugar. 

Bake the pan in the centre of the oven on the baking tray for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown, caramelised and springy to the touch. The plums should still be holding their shape.

Serve the cake warm with a splash of double cream. 
Utter bliss.  

A few photos of my stroll around the city yesterday- everywhere you turn the city looks stunning and has many hidden beautiful gems and grand, elegant architecture.
These mews houses are a firm favourite of mine- they look like they'd be so cosy inside!

The view from my bedroom window!


  1. This looks so good, like something from Pinterest. I really like baking atm, I think it's because of my new obsession with The Great British Bake Off!xx

    1. Thank you! ah me too- I'm hooked!who's your favourite? xxx

  2. What a beautiful dish you got here! Great job!

  3. Oh gosh, this looks fabulous! I bet it would smell like that too!

    Sofie x

    1. thanks sofie- the smell of cinnamon baking in the morning is the BEST. xx

  4. Beautiful! It looks so delicious and I can imagine it smelling wonderful too *inhales the computer screen*

  5. Stunning city indeed! I wish I also have that kind of view. And the cake looks really delish. :)

    REAlity Bites

    1. Thanks Rea- I absolutely love living in the city!xx

  6. ooohh a cake in a skillet, dangerously easy! I know what you mean about wishing for the weekend - I can't wait to finally have a break and do some cooking :)

  7. Katie this is such a delightful homey looking weekend breakfast...though I don't know if I could restrain myself to just a quarter of it :)
    x x
    {The Lobster & Me}

  8. SUCH beautiful foodie pics, this sounds like the dreamiest of combos. Imma have to make this!!! Edinburgh also looks stunning. Got a whole box full of plums so this is perfect. X


  9. That looks delicious! I love those pictures!

  10. I would love to make this can you tell me amount of the flour and sugar in cups I don`t know grams thank you Bonnie

  11. Love the look of your cake. So pretty. cookinginthejungle.com


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It's really appreciated and lovely to hear some feedback. Katie x