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Chocolate Plum Flan

This is a sponge flan baked ‘upside down’ to keep the fruit moist whilst baking in the oven. I treated the girls in work to a mid week morning tea with this flan and it went down a treat!!



  • 12-15 red plums, halved and stoned
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anis
  • 125g butter
  • 125 sugar
  • 125 SR flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
  2. Put sugar, cinnamon, star anis & plums into a pan on a low heat & simmer for 20 minutes, so that plums are cooked and soft but still hold their shape.
  3. Arrange plumbs in the base of an 8 inch loose bottom flan tin. If you don’t have a loose bottom tin, line a cake tin with greaseproof paper which will help when removing flan.
  4. remove cinnamon stick and star anis and pour remaining juice over plums.
  5. Place butter & sugar into a bowl and beat with an electric whisk or good old fashioned wooded spoon until light and fluffy.
  6. Add one egg at a time and whisk in between both additions.
  7. Sift in flour and cocoa into butter mixture and fold in with a metal spoon.
  8. Add milk and fold together ingredients.
  9. Spread sponge mixture over plumbs ensuring it touches the side so the plum juice does not bubble up.
  10. Bake in oven for 35 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out of the sponge clean.
  11. Once cooled, turn flan upside down on a plate and remove the tin carefully.
  12. Serve on it’s own or with cream, ice cream or custard. Yum!
One Comment Post a comment
  1. shirley #

    Well finally made this one 🙂
    Very delicious it is too!!!!
    It was a little tricky spreading the cake mixture over soggy plums as I popped them in the oven for a little precook in the cake tine arather than cooking them and transferring them.
    Very delicious indeed!!!

    September 10, 2009

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