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Streusel Plum Cake

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Servings: 5
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

2  tablespoons  Margarine
6  tablespoons  Granulated sugar
1    Egg, separated
3/4  cup  Flour
1/2  teaspoon  Baking powder
1/4  cup  2% milk
1  cup  Halved plums or other fruit
1/4  cup  Packed brown sugar
1/2  tablespoon  Soft margarine
1/2  teaspoon  Cinnamon
    GLAZE (optional)
2  tablespoons  Icing sugar
1/2  teaspoon  2% milk
1/8  teaspoon  Vanilla

Grease 8" square cake pan, 9" pie plate or springform pan. Beat egg white in a small bowl and set aside. In large bowl, cream together margarine, sugar and egg yolk until fluffy. Combine flour and baking powder, beat into egg mixture alternately with milk. Fold beaten egg white into batter. Turn into prepared pan. Halve plums (or slice peach, apple, pear, nectarine) and arrange over top. Streusel topping: in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, margarine and cinnamon. Mix well and sprinkle over fruit. Bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes or until top is golden and toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Time depends on thickness of batter. Glaze: Combine icing sugar, milk and vanilla. Mix well. Drizzle over cake. My notes: original recipe halved makes 5 servings, but it tasted so good warm that we only cut 4 servings. Warmed up in microwave for the second meal. Use extra fruit (fresh or canned) to make 6 servings. Would be nice served at a brunch - moist but not too sweet. Tested with fresh nectarines! 1/5 recipe, one serving 288 calories, 8 g fat, 56 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 4 g protein, 50 g carbohydrate Source: The Lighthearted Cookbook by Anne Lindsay, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario 1988. Shared by Elizabeth Rodier 6/93

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