less than 30 mins
30 mins to 1 hour
This wicked cake makes the most of autumn’s fruit. Serve with lashings of the rum caramel sauce.
For the apple and plum cake, preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 23cm/9in deep, round cake tin.
Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg and two tablespoons of flour and mix until well combined.
Beat in the remaining flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg and until just combined.
Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until golden-brown and springy to the touch.
Remove the pudding from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, for the rum caramel sauce, heat the sugar in a saucepan for 4-5 minutes, or until it becomes caramel. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Heat the cream in a saucepan set over a medium heat, then whisk it into the caramel to form a smooth sauce. Stir in the vanilla and add the rum, to taste.
To serve, cut the pudding into wedges and serve with the rum caramel sauce.