|Bleh, my admiration for Fresh Market produce is tempered|
I said I'd do it. While D was at Aikido, I tried my hand at Savory Sweet Life's Plum Cardamom Cake. I found myself off to a bad start. 5 out of 8 plums had blackened flesh. They looked gross and I don't know if this is acceptable plum flesh, but it is not acceptable plum flesh to me. So I almost gave up, because I didn't want to go back to the store. But we had strawberries. So then I almost just made a strawberry cake. But then I thought, what the hey, and I forged on with strawberries in place of the plums I might have used.
|Strawberries to supplement plum shortage|
|I recommend this batter be eaten on its own. Because its tasty.|
|Actual steam from molten fruits|
It's good. No question. Not overly sweet, the spice isn't overpowering (though I did cut the cardamom by half a teaspoon in the cakebatter). I think I skimped on the fruit, as I only had three small-ish plums and one cup of cut strawberries. It would have been fantastic with a glass of chai. Even better with a custard or a vanilla bean ice cream or something to supplement the spice. Hopefully next time I'll be better served by my bounty of aesthetically pleasing plums.