Monday, December 19, 2016

Slow Cooker Desserts: Celebrate The Holidays With Plum Buckle Cakes


Do you have a slow cooker at home? 

Do you want to enjoy delicious desserts at home?  
Yes, Of course

Well then Slow Cooker Desserts from Jonnie Downing is precisely what you need this holiday season. With a cookbook like this you can create any sweet treat you desire just by utilizing a slow cooker. You can enjoy cakes, cheesecakes, puddings, souffles and even pies. The sky's the limit with recipe possibilities.

Therefore, to get you started on this adventure, we are introducing individual plum buckle cakes that can be easily made with minimal prep work as well as simple ingredients. That's certainly what you want for a dessert on a busy holiday celebration.

To start,each one of these cakes are made in 4 inch ramekins,which create a perfect serving size for your guests. They also consist of a simple coffee cake batter, topped with fresh fruit as well as a sugar syrup drizzled over top. Then each of the buckle cakes are slow cooked to perfection for 4-5 hours, allowing ample time to focus on other aspects of the holidays. Once done you can keep them warm, until ready to serve for dessert.

The slow cooker will undertake all the work on making these elegant mini desserts. Thus, magically creating a lovely moist crumble cake with sweet, juicy plums along with a caramelized topping. It will smell heavenly throughout the whole home and just describing it makes me hungry.

Overall, these plum buckle cakes are an excellent choice to include in your family holiday feast. Everyone will bewildered there made with a slow cooker as well as wonderfully impressed. Just don't forget the ice cream.

 Individual Plum Buckle Cakes

Yields: 4 servings
8 quart or larger:Fits four 4inch ramekins
6 quart or larger:Fits four 3 inch ramekins

1/2 cup unsalted butter,softened
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp granulated sugar,divided
1 large egg
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/6 cup 2% milk (fill a 1/3 cup measure halfway)
2 cups sliced unpeeled ripe plums
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Using my stand mixer,I creamed together the butter and 1/2 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.Then I added the egg and creamed the mixture thoroughly.

In a medium bow,I then mixed together the flour,baking powder,salt and nutmeg,Then I stirred half of the dry mixture into the butter mixture,then proceeded to add the milk.Only stirring to combine but not smooth.Then I added the rest of the dry mixture and blended, until combined.

Sprayed four 4 inch ramekins with cooking spray,then poured the batter in each.

Washed and sliced the plums,thinly.Arranged the plum slices in a circular pattern on each cake.In a sm.bowl,I mixed together 1 tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.Then sprinkled the sugar mixture over the batter.

Placed the ramekins in the slow cooker.Covered and cooked on low for 4-5 hours,or until a toothpick was clean.Then served warm with ice cream. 

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