Rum Soaked Plum Cakes

1/4 cup rum
6-8 plums; pitted, cut in wedges
9 tbs butter; room temp
2 tbs brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temp
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 tbs buttermilk
good amount of orange zest

preheat oven 350, grease and flour 4 mini cake pans
1   soak the plum wedges in a bowl in the rum
2   in a small bow mix flour, powder, salt and cinnamon
3   in a large bowl beat butter, sugar, extract, and zest
4   mix in the eggs 1 at a time
5   fold 1/2 the flour mixture into the butter mixture
6   then mix in the buttermilk
7   fold in the other 1/2 of the flour mixture
8   divide the batter between the 4 pans
9   strain the plums, saving the extra rum for later
10 arrange the plums inside the mini pans and gently push them a little into the batter
11 bake for 35-40 minutes, cake should be golden brown
12 spoon the rum on top of the cakes and let cool

this is like a tea cake where it is a little dry and meant to be eaten with tea or coffee

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