Pear and prune cake

  • Total Time

    1h 20m
    • Prep Time

      20m
    • Bake Time

      1h 0m
  • Makes

    1
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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Pear and prune crumble cake as featured on series 2 of Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard on Channel 4.

Method

  1. Pre heat oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4. Grease a 9 inch spring form cake tin with extra butter, and line with baking paper.

  2. For the sponge; cream the butter and caster sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy, using a mixer on medium-high speed.

  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, still beating until all incorporated. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder and fold gently using a large metal spoon.

  4. Fold in the vanilla extract and add the prunes. Peel and roughly chop the pears into chunks before adding to the mixture.

  5. For the crumble, place all the crumble ingredients in a bowl and with your fingers rub until you have a rough crumb mixture.

  6. Scatter the top of the sponge generously with the crumble. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then remove the sides of the tin and peel away the paper. Serve with custard

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