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Plum Upside-Down Cake Recipe
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Plum Upside-Down Cake Recipe

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Since my husband liked pineapple upside-down cake, I decided to give this recipe a try one night when we were expecting guests for dinner. Everyone pronounced this cake "Delicious!" and asked for seconds.—Bobbie Talbott, Veneta, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 pounds fresh plums, pitted and halved
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 258 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a 10-in. cast-iron or oven proof skillet. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter. Arrange plum halves, cut side down, in a single layer over sugar; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon-colored; gradually beat in sugar. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well. Blend water and lemon extract; beat into batter. Pour over plums.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Immediately invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Plum Upside-Down Cake in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 258 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

made this for dessert tonight- not impressed at all for this recipe. the cake was very dense and heavy - not what I expected. and the recipe needed more sugar - following directions, the cake was very tart

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

I forgot to flip it immediately and it still came out mostly nicely.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

We have a Santa Rosa plum tree in our yard. I have made this recipe with our plums for the last four years. My co-workers and family beg for more plum cake.

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