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Upside Down Plum Cake

Upside Down Plum Cake
YIELDS
10 servings

The buttery caramel from the plums soaks through the moist cake when you invert it, making it even more delicious. You’ll need a 10-inch cake pan to bake the cake.

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Ingredients

Topping

2
Tbsp butter, melted
2
Tbsp brown sugar
½
tsp fresh lime juice
4
pruning plum, not peeled, cut into wedges 6 each

Batter

1 ⅔
cup all purpose flour, sifted
¾
tsp baking soda
½
tsp baking powder
¼
tsp salt
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
½
tsp cinnamon
½
cup butter at room temperature
1
cup sugar
2
eggs
¾
cup milk
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Pour melted butter into a 10-inch cake pan.

Step 3

Swirl butter around to totally cover inside surfaces of pan.

Step 4

Sprinkle sugar on top.

Step 5

Arrange plum wedges in single layer and drizzle with lime juice.

Step 6

Set aside.

Step 7

Sift together all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon for the batter and set aside.

Step 8

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 9

Add the eggs and beat until smooth.

Step 10

Alternating, add a third of the dry ingredients and a third of the milk to the creamed butter mixture until both are added with dry and wet ingredients.

Step 11

Beat in between additions.

Step 12

Scrape down sides and beat for 1 minute to develop structure of cake.

Step 13

Pour batter over plum wedges in cake pan.

Step 14

Bake for about 60 minutes.

Step 15

Cake is done when a knife or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 16

Leave cake in pan and cool on wire rack for 30 minutes.

Step 17

Invert onto a plate and serve.

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