5767 since the creation of the world
I am blessed to have married into this cake, which is not unlike Marion Burros's Original Plum Torte (thx chocolate lady). I bake almost no cakes, but my Jewishness demands holiday food preparations and this does the trick.
These are the verbatim instructions from the family recipe, which we have on a printout of an e-mail sent 9/7/1999.
USE A ROUND PAN;
1/2 c BUTTER
1/4 c SUGAR
1 c FLOUR
1/2 t SALT
1/2 t BAKING POWDER
1 t VANILLA
12-14 FRESH PRUNE PLUMS
CREAM BUTTER & SUGAR; ADD EGG; STIR IN FLOUR, SALT AND BAKING POWDER; VANILLA. PAT INTO BOTTOM OF 9" ROUND PAN; ARRANGE PLUM HALVES ON TOP; SPRINKLE WITH SUGAR; BAKE 350 DEGREES; 1 1/4 HOURS
GLAZE TOP: 1/2 c APRICOT JAM WHILE HOT
GOOD LUCK! LOVE, MOM
Shana Tova! Happy New Year!