Sunday, September 20, 2020

Plum and Black Peppercorn Cake #CakeSliceBakers

This month, I baked a Plum and Black Peppercorn Cake for my Cake Slice Bakers bake.  The cake itself was wonderfully moist.  The plums sunk into the cake, but that may have been because I caught the plums into eighths instead of fourths.  While it might have affected the look a bit, it did not negatively affect the taste.

I do think the recipe called for a bit too much black pepper.  It calls for 3 t in the cake batter and then 1 t sprinkled on top.  I put 2 t in the batter and 1 t on top, and we all still found a bit overpowering.  I would definitely use this recipe as a foundation for other fruit-topped cakes.  

    Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes! Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details. The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
    It is a new year and a new book - The New Way To Cake - and our choices for September 2020 were ~


      1. Plums are one of my favorite fruits. This cake sounds wonderful.

      2. Interesting about the pepper. The crumb in that cake looks fantastic.

      3. That was a lot of pepper called for; I'm glad you gave it a try and love hearing your review of this one! Pepper can add a nice "something extra" but subtle is definitely preferred!