Plum spice cake, your favorite winter wonderland treat. It’s a lightly spiced cake is made with sweet plum preserves, a smooth vanilla plum buttercream and topped with an irresistible white chocolate drizzle. It is light and moist thanks to Swans Down Cake Flour, my favorite cake flour and sponsor of this post.
There is nothing quite as exciting as the holidays. I adore everything about it. Staying cozy inside with a mug of hot chocolate and cookies. Decorating every inch of the house with lights and evergreen. Crossing off gifts from each person’s Christmas list.
I basically become a mini Mrs. Clause, but in a way that is only mildly annoying. I say mildly because I do sing. And not well. Not well at all. But I do know when to stop. Sorta.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to make a cake for the holidays. This year will be this plum spice cake. Sure, I bake cookies and pies, but I always do a holiday cake each year without fail. It’s the one tradition I look forward to the most. I like to make one for Christmas when everyone is tired of cookies, but still wants something sweet at the end of our Christmas dinner.
Most of the time, I use regular unbleached all-purpose flour, but for any special recipes I make for my family and friends, I always go for cake flour, and for the past four years, I’ve been reaching for Swans Down Cake Flour specifically.
The reason I use Swans Down Cake Flour is because it consistently gives me a beautiful crumb on my cakes and leaves them light, delicate, and moist. I always get consistently amazing results and the best compliments. So, if I want to make an impression, like with a stunning plum spice cake, I always go for their flour immediately.
I decided on a plum spice cake because it reminds me of sugar plums, which of course, makes me think of The Nutcracker and the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” It is a lightly spiced cake filled with flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom plus a note of cracked black pepper.
These wonderfully balanced flavors are paired with a sweet plum preserve filling and surrounded by a simple American buttercream lightly flavored with plum. It is then topped with a white chocolate drizzle and finished with white sparkles to complete the winter wonderland look. It will be perfect with a mug of coffee or tea, or even some hot chocolate.
Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 473 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 254mg Carbohydrates: 79g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 61g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g