It is almost christmas time and I have just started getting out all of my holiday decorations, but this Plum Cake with Cream Cheese Custard is bringing those warm summer feelings back! It was still pretty warm and sunny here in Dallas just a few weeks ago when I made this. Now, being just one week away from Thanksgiving, I want to make this cake again – and add some cinnamon, maybe some ginger and turn this into a treat for the holidays… how about that?
I teamed up with Challenge Butter once again and this time, for a good cause. As every year, Challenge Butter and UNICEF are joining forces to address the childhood malnutrition crisis – which results in the unnecessary loss of nearly three million young lives a year – through their second Annual “Pin a Recipe, Feed a Child” awareness campaign.
Challenge has pledged to provide UNICEF with up to 75,000 meals for malnourished children. With nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 being attributable to undernutrition, Challenge and UNICEF hope that in addition to being able to provide for malnourished children, this campaign will build awareness around this incredibly treatable and preventable crisis.
Challenge regularly provides UNICEF with ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF), including dairy-based pastes, and powders for the severely malnourished. It was the first U.S. food company approved to provide RUTF products for the Caribbean, Central America and Asia, and has been involved in developing and providing humanitarian aid products for more than 20 years.
Beginning today through December 31, 2015, Challenge will donate a meal for a child in need to the UNICEF foundation for each recipe pinned from its Pin a Recipe, Feed a Child Pinterest board.
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 4 oz (1/2 package) Challenge cream cheese
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ vanilla bean
- 6-7 plums
- puff pastry (enough to cover 9 inch spring pan)
- Cut plums in half and remove pit, then cut each half in 4 slices. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
- Butter a 9 inch spring pan and line with rolled out puff pastry.
- Spread plums on top of puff pastry.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, cream cheese, sugar, egg and seeds of vanilla bean.
- Pour filling over plums and bake for about 30 minutes or until the custard has set (depending on your oven).
- Let the cake cool down a little bit before removing the pan.