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Plum Spice Slice

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2 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup castor sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
100g butter, melted
1 x 825g can dark plums,
    halved, stones, juice reserved
50g butter, melted, extra
¾ cup castor sugar, extra
½ teaspoon cinnamon, extra
½ teaspoon mixed spice
cream, for serving


Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and mix in egg, milk and butter to a smooth batter.

Spoon into a buttered rectangular baking dish and arrange plum halves on top, cut side down. Pour over extra melted butter and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons extra sugar, extra cinnamon and mixed spice.

Bake at 200°C for 25-35 minutes until golden brown.

Boil reserved syrup with remaining castor sugar for 10 minutes until reduced and syrupy. Serve squares of cake with plum syrup and cream.

Plum Spice Slice