Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Upside Down Plum Cake

     I love finding new recipes to try out.  This one I found on Pinterest, man I love that site, from a great blog Red Star to Lone Star.  It was pretty simple and turned out great!  I think we ate it for dessert and for breakfast the next day.  It's not too sweet and plums make is so special.


1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 TSpn honey
8 plums, cut into segments
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract (I didn't add this)
1/2 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9-inch pan with 2-inch sides.
In a skillet melt HALF the butter with honey and sugar over medium heat, stirring until smooth sauce forms.  Pour sauce into prepared cake pan, arrange plum segments on top.

Mix flour, baking powder, cardamom, salt in medium bowl, set aside.  With a mixer, whip remaining butter and sugar until creamy.  Add eggs and both extracts (or one if you prefer) and whip until white and fluffy.  Add 1/3 flour mixture, mix until just blended.  Add 1/2 milk, then 1/3 flour, then rest of milk and flour, mixing until just combined.

Pour batter over plums, bake until golden brown, about 1 hour.  Let cool in pan for about 15 minutes, run a knife around the edges and carefully invert onto a serving platter.  Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.  Enjoy!

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