Contest, Romance Cooks

Plum Cake – Cristal Ryder

butter tarts

I hope you enjoy the cake. And since I don’t have a picture of the cake I’ve attached a picture of my butter tarts, which if you’d like the recipe let me know in the comments below. I’ll choose one and send the winner a copy of my erotic romance Hot Fusion.

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Plum Cake

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare an 8-9 inch spring form pan.

· 1/2 C butter

· 3/4 C plus 1T sugar

· 2 eggs

· 1 T baking powder

· Pinch salt

· 5 to 6 large plums [or more if you want more fruity] cut in half and pitted. My dad uses prune plums in the recipe, but when I did it I just used black plums

· 1 T cinnamon

· icing sugar


  • Cream together butter and sugar
  • mix dry ingredients together
  • add eggs and beat well
  • stir in dry ingredients
  • spoon batter into pan
  • arrange plums skin side up on hand surface. If plums are really big you can always quarter them
  • Sprinkle lightly with 1 T sugar and cinnamon

Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until done, toothpick comes out clean. Let sit for a minute in the pan before removing.




After fleeing her hometown years ago, Kara Sinclair has returned to breathe life back into the bakery her deceased grandmother left behind. She has a history in this town—one that involves her one true love. A boy she’d thought she’d give her life to before circumstance got in the way. She needs to focus on her task, but one look at Maxwell Stone and all the old feelings return. And it isn’t long before she can think of nothing else but reigniting the passion they once shared.

Max never understood what drove Kara away all those years ago, and once she returns to their Canadian hometown, he’s hell bent on getting her back into his life…and his bed. But when he uncovers the reason she left him behind, he must decide if he can move on from the past and trust his heart with the only woman he’s ever loved.

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