Although plums are commonly known as a summer fruit, Adrianna Jasmine associates the little purple delights with Christmas. Perhaps she’s a fan of The Nutcracker #sugarplumfairy


8 ripe plums, quartered and stoned

Pinch cinnamon

zest 2 lemons

4 tbsp brandy (optional)

100g soft butter

100g light brown sugar

2 eggs

100g self-raising flour

50g ground almonds

3 tbsp flaked almond

Clotted cream, to serve


Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Pop the plums, cinnamon, lemon zest and brandy together in a bowl, then leave to marinade. 
Using an electric whisk, whisk the butter,  eggs, flour and ground almonds until everything is combined and smooth. 

Tumble the fruit into a buttered shallow baking dish, spoon over the cake mixture, then sprinkle over the flaked almonds. Bake for 35-40 mins until browned and cooked through. Remove from the oven and serve warm with clotted cream. 

Perfect for Christmas Eve whilst reading Sweet Jasmine, Cakes and Magic by the fire. 

Catherine xxx