Beadle Plum Cake


Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

This is really rather a sneaky recipe to put in this chapter on butter, but you cannot make a large rich cake without lots of it.


  • 1 lb (4 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • cups sugar


Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Break the eggs into a bowl, set over a pan of hot water, and whisk in the creamed mixture. Sift the flour, spice, and baking powder over, and fold into the mixture. Add the raisins, currants, mixed peel, and lemon zest and juice, and mix to a soft consistency.

Turn into a greased and lined 9- to 10-inch cake pan and smooth the top