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Chocolate Dimply Plum Cake

Prunus Domestica

Prunus Domestica are the most produced fruit in Serbia. Probably because of Šljivovica :) But I never liked them and was a little stuck with these plums from my relative’s farm. There is actualy one food that I like plums in and those are Serbian potato dumplings with plums, but my grandmother never wrote down her recipe and after she passed away I never tasted dumplings good enough for me to make them again. So, why not make Dorie Greenspan’s Dimply plum cake? After all, I might be the only food blogger that hasn’t tried it yet ;) Well, just not to bore everyone again, I made it with chocolate. It turned out wonderful. The batter reminds of a cake my mother makes all the time with sour cherries.

I am sending this to Meeta for her Monthly Mingle August 2008: Fruit & Chocolate.

Chocolate Dimply Plum Cake

Chocolate Dimply Plum Cake
adapted from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

150 g flour
2 tsp baking powder
70 g butter
100 g dark chocolate
2 large eggs
80 g brown sugar
zest of one lemon
60 ml oil
10 plums

Chocolate Dimply Plum Cake

Whisk the flour and baking powder together.

Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler.

With a mixer beat eggs and sugar for about 3 minutes. Add lemon zest, then chocolate and then oil, beating for 1 minute after each addition.

Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients.

Scrape the batter into the 36×25 cm pan and smooth the top. Arrange the plums cut side up in the batter.

Bake in a preheated oven on 180°C for about 30 minutes or until it’s done.

Chocolate Dimply Plum Cake

Recept na srpskom.

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Elmo stealing plums
Elmo stealing my plums :)

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25 Comments

  • Amanda August 26, 2008 6:51 pm

    haha you might be the only one who has made this blogger favorite with chocolate! I like that addition. I made this last year but I want to make it again with pears… and maybe some chocolate too!

  • nLo August 26, 2008 7:01 pm

    Prekrasan blog s prekrasnim slikama;)drago mi je da sam te pronašla;))

  • Jude August 26, 2008 8:07 pm

    Bad dog :) Very nice precision work on those plums. I know I’ll never get it to come out that neat :)

  • Y August 27, 2008 12:43 am

    Elmo loves plums? Who would’ve thought! :D Did he try to steal any of that lovely looking cake too?

  • Meeta K August 27, 2008 1:08 am

    what a wonderful blog you have. and this cake is perfect for the MM. Glad I found you through this event. You are now going into my reader! LOL!

  • Jin Hooi August 27, 2008 4:48 am

    I’ve never had fresh plums before. The cake looks delicious !! Btw, Elmo is cute, i am guessing my big Labrador – Jack will love plums too ;-)))

  • Gaga August 27, 2008 5:56 am

    ha… skontala sam šta sve ide u kolač, isprobaću ga prvom prilikom…jeste da ne razumem šta piše u postupku, ali nebitno… meni to barem nije problem :)

  • Andreea August 27, 2008 6:04 am

    that looks delicious. i love plums!

  • Tartelette August 27, 2008 6:40 am

    I love the chocolate version you made! And that basket of plums is just gorgeous!!

  • Patricia Scarpin August 27, 2008 7:16 am

    Look at the color of those plums – they are beautiful!What a great looking cake. I’d love to have a slice.

  • farida August 27, 2008 10:20 am

    Beautiful cake! I love it that you added chocolate element to it. Yum! And hey, I wish I had access to those great looking purple plums here! They do sell them here too, but sweet ones. I can’t find fresh sour plums here! Are yours sour? If so, please don’t let Elmo finish them up. Send some my way:) And please tell Elmo that I love his name:)

  • Colloquial Cook August 27, 2008 11:26 am

    Wow, in French we call those plums “quetsches”, and the wood of the tree is fab to use in instrument making or any wood carving, it has pink stripes in the wood, it’s gorgeous! Almost as gorgeous as your chocolate and plum cakes!!

  • Dee August 28, 2008 5:02 am

    It was a toss up between the dimply plum cake and Orangette’s almond plum and I chose the latter. But my plums sank. I’m not sure why? Yours are gorgeous. I love that you added chocolate to it, too.

  • Marija August 28, 2008 5:10 am

    Hmmm, Dee, maybe you used too small baking pan and your already tall batter “swallowed” the plums when it rose? When I poured my batter, it was really thin.

  • Maya August 28, 2008 5:51 am

    Elmo is adorable!!!My plum cake is in my draft folder, waiting to be published :) I like the chocolate version.

  • Maggie August 28, 2008 5:59 pm

    Wonderful looking cake! My uncle is notorious for breaking out the Slivovitz at family functions. My family makes the potato dumplings. I just had a post about them this week, Szilvas gomboc.

  • Marija August 28, 2008 6:14 pm

    Actually, after writing this post, I spoke to my aunt about the dumplings. She called me yesterday to tell me that she found a recipe in her notebook that she thinks is grandma’s. Can’t wait to try them out :)

  • chriesi September 1, 2008 4:10 am

    Mmm this looks totally delicious!

  • CaliforniaKat September 9, 2008 9:16 am

    Naughty Elmo, who can blame him though? They look delicious.

  • maslinka September 13, 2008 5:56 am

    pravila sam danas ovaj kolac i fenomenalan je. ceo blog mi se jako sviđa, imaš super recepte i super fotke… :)

  • TeaLady September 23, 2008 10:52 am

    HHMMM!!! Chocolate. I wonder how that would be with cardamom. Looks really delish. Great job.

  • HoneyB September 23, 2008 4:47 pm

    Chocolate sounds great actually! Love the photo of the dog. lol

  • Jen September 24, 2008 5:58 am

    I never would have thought to make it chocolate. Looks great!

  • confectiona September 24, 2008 11:41 am

    Chocolate! Brilliant!

  • Carla September 27, 2008 9:46 am

    Yummy, especially with chocolate :)

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