I am not really one that is good at knowing when most fruit and veg are in season, but I do know that it seems like I wait all year long for stone fruit to finally arrive in summer and it seems like they disappear so quickly! Plums are the one stone fruit that seems to hang around for longer. I wanted to make the most of them before winter really sets in and we can’t eat any stone fruit again for a while. Plums are a really high antioxidant fruit, second only to berries and so are really good to help with immunity, fighting off free radicals in the body which contribute to inflammation and of course improving egg and sperm quality to help with fertility and conception.
The cake is really just a hearty wholemeal spelt sponge cake with lots of plums on top. In turned out so beautifully. The cake has some grittiness to us from the wholemeal flour so it does not really resemble a traditional sponge but I have learned to appreciate and even prefer the more course texture as I know I am getting for nourishment in.
I created this recipe using end of season plums from Woolworths for the Everyday Rewards campaign. I love using my Everyday rewards to collect points for all the things I shop on regularly. It’s a pretty fun process.
|Vegan Plum Skillet Cake|| |
- 2½ cups wholemeal spelt flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1¼ cup coconut sugar
- pinch salt
- 1½ cups soy milk
- ½ cup grapeseed oil or other neutral oil like avocado
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 1 TBSP vanilla
- 12-14 small plums, cut in half, pips removed
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and coconut sugar. MIx to combine.
- In a separate bowl, mix together soy milk, oil, apple cider vinegar and vanilla.
- Pour liquid mixture over dry mixture and mix to combine.
- Transfer batter to a lightly greased skillet, I used a cast-iron skillet.
- Cut plums and place on top of cake cut size up, push into the batter slightly. You can use as many plums as you like and will fit on your cake.
- Bake in the oven at 180 C for about 45-50 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean