Friday 28 May 2010

Plum and Ginger Bakewell cupcakes.

4-5 plums
3 tbspns orange marmalade
1/2 tspn ginger

6oz butter...........this bit is double the BERO recipe for bakewell tart
6oz sugar
8oz ground almonds
4oz ground rice
2 eggs

few blanched almonds

Cream the butter and sugar, add the almonds,rice and eggs, beat well.

Chop the plums, remove the stones (chop them fairly small, you want to be able to get about 5 chunks inside each cake)

Pop them in a pan with the marmalade and ginger and gently soften, keep stirring, you don't want them mushy, just softened.

Drain off the marmaladey liquid into the already creamed ingredients, mix it in.

Line a muffin tin with paper cases

pop a dollop of mixture into the bottom of each muffin case, make sure the bottom is covered,add about 5 chunks of gingery plums, top with more mixture.

they don't rise too much so you can take the mix up to fairly near the top of the cases.

top with a few blanched almonds and bang in the oven.

Gas 5 for about 20 mins or until golden.

They are super yummy.


  1. Hi Darcy - I did come here on Friday morning - my laptop went slow so i had to restart it then got side tracked and never came back.... now I am trying to catch up with WOYWW and remembered to come here to accept my great award... I can't believe you thought of me for this award... what ever made you do that?!?!? LOL

    I feel both honoured to receive the award, I'd like to thank my Mum, my family, my teachers and my producer... (oh sorry - that must be my oscar speech)!! LOL

    Anyway, i really do feel honoured to be chosen out of all the people you must know and who come here and leave you lovely comments - and to top it off, be up there on your list with the one and only Kirsty Wiseman (creator of my fave CD ROM)!!! I wonder if she feels the same about being on the list with me (yeh, right)!!!

    I will blog the award asap as I have been collecting and saving them up to blog all in one go... - so watch this space!!!

    big hugs - thank you once again

    Paula x x x

  2. those look so good .. so funny about the color yellow. Love your blog background

  3. Oooo Darcy...thank you soo much for your kind and generous gift. I really feel honoured and how strange that I have just this morning blogged with an award I have recently received. I will post my award VERY soon and nominate others too.
    LOL at your answers. I learned from interior design college that the colour yellow is an 'aggressive' colour - or makes one aggressive if surrounded by it for long periods of time! Interesting.
    Those cakies look scrumptious. I will be making your Key Lime Pie dessert next week when my daughter visits. Will let you know what it turns out like. *Ü* ~Glen~

  4. OMG! Those buns.. I neeeed to make those, thank you for the recipe, I am drrrrroooooling!! And thank you for the award.. I am just about to post my truths/lies... will leave it up to you to guess which is true ROFL x

  5. great blog. love all your cakes... i'll be back to copy some down to try out!

    love your creations! amazing hair!