Plum-hazelnut and chocolate cake

@Fleura (18659)
United Kingdom
January 14, 2022 11:35am CST
This is the first cake to go into my new tin! I have been working my way through stores in my freezer. I hate having a freezer full of nameless things, so normally I’m very organised and keep a list of everything that’s in there, stuck on the outside. But every now and then something slips though the net, often when we have a lot of something to put away. And so the other day when looking for something specific I found two bonus bags of our home-grown plums! I remembered trying out this recipe once before and liking it, so opted to make it again. It is delicious! I definitely recommend it if you want something a bit different to a regular fruit cake. And of course you can have chocolate cake with the added benefit of quite a lot of fruit! https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/plum-hazelnut-chocolate-cake All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2022.
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@rebelann (94381)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Jan
I love hazelnuts and the cake you made sounds really delicious. Sooooo, I'll be right over to beg for a sample
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan
It is very good, I recommend the recipe if you have some nice ripe plums!
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@rebelann (94381)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Jan
Even without the plums that cake would be delicious.
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan
@rebelann I expect you are right but with the plums of course you can be pleased that you can h ave chocolate cake AND still have a portion of fruit!
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@Juliaacv (61687)
• Canada
14 Jan
The cake looks and sounds delicious. Plums are not in season here currently, so I would have to wait until then to try out your recipe suggestion, but I just may do that when the time comes-thank you.
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
Do you have any fruit growers near you?
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@Juliaacv (61687)
• Canada
14 Jan
@Fleura Yes, we are in an area that has lots of fruit orchards.
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
@Juliaacv Hopefully you will access to lots of lovely ripe fruit in summer - supermarket plums are not at all the same.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
It's really attractive and mouth watering. When I learn to make such a cake, I would definitely have it every weekend
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
This is an easy recipe - just mix everything together : )
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• Nairobi, Kenya
15 Jan
@Fleura I don't have an oven currently
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan
@mildredtabitha That does make it a bit difficult. Many cakes can be cooked in a microwave quite successfully but I haven't tried with this one.
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@soymex (1088)
• Bucharest, Romania
18 Jan
Looks delicious! My wife made a cake on Sunday, but I finished it by evening!
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan
Thank you - it is! It would be quite difficult to eat it all in one day though!
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@soymex (1088)
• Bucharest, Romania
18 Jan
@Fleura You don't know my boy ...!
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan
@soymex Very true!
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@Sojourn (12496)
• India
15 Jan
It emphasizes the tradition of baking in Britain since antiquity that spread all over the world now.
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan
I hadn't realised that baking was a British tradition.
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@Sojourn (12496)
• India
15 Jan
@Fleura I think the thing that is known to be 'cake' with all its numerous varieties originated in the British Isles. And where there is cake, there is surely baking involved.
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@allknowing (103007)
• India
15 Jan
The cake looks yummy But I do not have a plum tree
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan
But you do have many other interesting fruits : )
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@allknowing (103007)
• India
16 Jan
@Fleura I have never tried making cakes with fresh fruits
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@CarolDM (169219)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
Your cake sounds very good. Never tried it before but I really enjoy hazelnut.
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
It's really good! Just eating a slice now : )
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@CarolDM (169219)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
@Fleura Enjoy it with coffee perhaps.
@BarBaraPrz (34822)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Jan
I hope you pitted those plums first.
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan
My partner spent ages pitting all the plums last summer before we froze them. He's good at those tedious jobs!
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@aninditasen (3829)
• Raurkela, India
15 Jan
The cake looks yummy. I make cakes but very rarely.
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan
Best when you have guests because then it will be eaten while it is fresh and at its best.
@Inlemay (17733)
• South Africa
15 Jan
Sounds delicious - however, I am on a Diet Cake month - called SALAD!
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan
I love a good salad too!
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@JudyEv (264708)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Jan
If it tastes as good as it looks, then it would be fantastic. Thanks for the recipe. I've kept the link.
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan
Definitely recommended! I have to say that all the recipes I've tried from BBC Good Food have been excellent. But there's also a BBC Food site which is separate and not as good so be careful, I avoid that now.
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@marlina (137803)
• Canada
14 Jan
The cake looks very tempting!
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
It is very good. It probably won't stay in the tin very long!
@snowy22315 (130021)
• United States
14 Jan
That looks tsty
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
It is : )
@xFiacre (10439)
• Ireland
14 Jan
@fleura That just looks so satisfying. I see you’ve already had a slice. Such a relief to have a suitable tin to put it in, though I suspect it won’t sit there too long.
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
Quality control you know ; )
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@just4him (261606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jan
It looks delicious! I only have the freezer with my fridge. It's small, so I know everything that's in it.
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@Fleura (18659)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
That's all you need. We mainly have a bigger freezer to store garden produce.
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@gcwrites (316)
• United States
14 Jan
I am generally pretty organized with my freezer too
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