Plum cake with lemon and raspberries

Plumcake lemon with raspberries. I love pound cake, but I've never been able to make one that I met really. To be clear, I speak of those plum cake in English style high, Compact and soft inside, with fresh or dried fruit inside and a nice crust outside, Maybe glazed. I've done many, but I never found the recipe that I drove her crazy. Today I found: the basic recipe is the lemon loaf of Hummington Bakery, I have varied by adding raspberries in the dough and a lemon icing. The plum cake with lemon and raspberry is really a delicious plum cake, just like the ones I ate in the halls of English tea, and wrapped in plastic wrap keeps long, Thanks to the considerable amount of butter in the dough. Compared to the original recipe, among other things, I decreased slightly and the sugar is the butter. The advice is to take your time in preparing the dough (I used a planetary but you can use an electric mixer), who needs time to succeed perfectly. Then you can customize it as you like, inside and out, maybe peeking all my PLUMCAKE OF RECIPES. Have a good day!


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  • (Doses for a mold for plum cake from 23 x 13 centimeters)
  • 250 grams caster sugar
  • 350 grams of flour 00
  • 150 grams butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 grams of baking powder
  • the zest of 2 lemons untreated
  • a pinch of salt
  • 220 ml whole milk
  • 20 milliliters of grappa
  • 100 grams of fresh raspberries
  • flour and butter for the mould
  • for the icing
  • 100 grams of powdered sugar
  • lemon juice just enough
  • fresh raspberries for garnish as required



Plum cake with lemon and raspberries

Before starting to prepare the plum cake with lemon and raspberries you have to preheat the oven to 170 degrees static. In a planetary mixer or in a large bowl, mix the sugar and the grated lemon rind, then add the eggs one at a time while continuing to whisk until the mixture is soft and fluffy. Sift the flour into a bowl, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture and sugar one third of the flour and continue working, then pour a third of the milk and work until you are well absorbed, then take another third of flour and milk and finally with the last dose of flour and milk and continue to whip for 5 minutes at least at full speed. Add the brandy and, lowering the planetary speed, melted butter a little at a time, until it is completely absorbed into the dough, It should be creamy and light.

Grease and flour a loaf pan of regular size, then lightly coat the raspberries and pour them into the mixture, stirring gently.

Pour the mixture into the Tin and level the surface with a spatula. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes: the cake has to form a golden crust and compact and the Interior prove the toothpick test. Unmold the cake and let it cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting of the plum cake with lemon and raspberries, mix the icing sugar with lemon juice, by pouring very little at a time until dough is dense but ' racy ': pour zig zag a wire icing on plumcake up to decorate it however you like. Garnish the plum cake with lemon and raspberries with fresh raspberries. Bon appétit!

Plum cake with lemon and raspberries
Plum cake with lemon and raspberries

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Carlotta August 29, 2015 at 13:55

Hi ada,
I wanted to know if you can use yogurt in this recipe and if so to what doses…

Ada Parisi August 29, 2015 at 14:08

Hi Charlotte! To replace what, the butter? I would say Dino English is preserved for a long time and why this sweet remains soft thanks to butter. Using the yogurt you should change all doses, put vegetable oil and would no longer be the same loaf Pan… Give me some indication in addition… ADA

Rita guarnaccia June 27, 2015 at 20:47

Hi ada are glad to meet you bye rita

Ada Parisi June 30, 2015 at 10:05

Hi Rita I, Thanks. See you soon. ADA

Valentina March 9, 2015 at 13:34

Hello, I discovered this blog Friday. Now I tried this recipe I was intrigued and wanted to see if indeed the texture of the cake was the one that wanted different from time. Gorgeous. I kept it in the fridge and cold Sunday was even better. Congratulations

Sicilians creative in the kitchen March 10, 2015 at 00:18

Hi Valentina and thanks! Also I was looking for the perfect texture of pound cake and with this recipe I think I found it! I confirm and you are even more satisfied! I'll wait here anytime you want! ADA


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