This cake is different with the addition of plums. It is fancy enough to serve to guests.—Robert Fallon, Sayville, New York
- 7 tablespoons butter, softened and divided
- 3/4 cup sugar, divided
- 3 to 4 plums, pitted and thinly sliced
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place 1 tablespoon butter in a 9-in. round baking pan. Put pan in a preheated 350° oven to melt. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar Arrange plum slices in a circular pattern over sugar. Bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cream the remaining butter with remaining sugar; beat in the egg. Combine flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk and vanilla, beating until smooth. Spread evenly over plums. Bake for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Remove from the oven and immediately invert onto a large serving platter. Serve warm. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Plum Upside-Down Cake in Reminisce May/June 1992, p39
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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010
"All the plums ran down the inside of pan when baking...only afew pieces left on the top."