Upside Down Plum Cake Recipe
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Upside Down Plum Cake Recipe

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This cake is different with the addition of plums. It is fancy enough to serve to guests.—Robert Fallon, Sayville, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 248 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. 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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cjw2662 User ID: 4274367 229329
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"Loved this cake. Came out perfect. Low carbs for my diabetics and with a few substitutes can be even lower."

darbri User ID: 1915517 17070
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"All the plums ran down the inside of pan when baking...only afew pieces left on the top."

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