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The legendary plum cake from The New York Times: history and recipe for this delicious dessert for tea

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Plum cake recipe. Source: food52.com

Every September from 1983 to 1989, until the editors decided that was enough, The New York Times published a recipe for plum cake. But then, outraged readers kept demanding the dessert recipe and, to counter the outrage, the recipe was printed again one last time in the paper in large print, with a dashed line around it to encourage people to cut it out and hang it on, say, the refrigerator. But, even after that, readers kept demanding to print their favorite recipe for delicious plum pastries.

The legendary plum cake from The New York Times: history and recipe for this delicious dessert for tea

Cook Yana shared a recipe for a delicious plum pie from The New York Times on Instagram.

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • butter - 110 g
  • sugar - 100 g
  • eggs - 2 pcs.
  • baking powder - 1 tsp.
  • flour - 150 g

For the powder:

  • 2 tsp. cinnamon + 2 tsp. sugar

Method of preparation:

1. Mix butter with sugar, then add one egg at a time and mix each one. Then add flour in parts. Finally, add baking powder.

Base for the dish

2. Put the finished dough into a parchment-lined mold. Put the plums on top and press them into the dough a little.

Preparation

3. Sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon and bake for 40 minutes at 180 C.

Ready-made dish

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