Tuesdays with Dorie: Flip-Over Plum Cake

September 27, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in breakfast things, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 11 Comments
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flip-over plum cake

Plums are one of the last tastes of summer fruit.  Let’s not be too sad to see the summer go…instead, let’s celebrate with plum cake– Flip-Over Plum Cake.  This is the world’s easier batter to throw together…a quick whisk and that’s it.  It doesn’t even have any eggs.  That was kind of a curveball, actually– I had to, like, quadruple check the recipe to make sure I wasn’t missing something.  Scatter the plums over top and toss it in the oven.  The plums magically turn into a sweet-tart jam layer on the bottom, and the bizarrely egg-less batter turns into delicious cake!

Dorie has this in the breakfast section, and it’s so tasty, I’m sure it would be a fabulous way to start the day, but a little whipped cream turns it into a perfectly lovely dessert, which is how we ate it over here.  I’m betting it would also be great with peaches or nectarines, although I am partial to that intense plum-red color bleeding though.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Project Domestication, as it was Becky’s pick this week.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Looks great! My family loved this one, too!

  2. This was good. I love your photo with the red plum juice showing through – it looks totally luscious.

  3. i simply adore this photo. the colors, the flipped text, it looks wonderful. I couldn’t do twd this week – traveling in NY! great job though 🙂

    Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

  4. Yours looks great in the round pan! I’ve had a couple of recipes lately where it’s so simple I’m thinking I messed it up, but this one was just super easy.

  5. I had never cooked with plums. What a delicious dessert/breakfast. I’ll make it again, soon.

  6. I agree with you it would be fun to try other fruits in this fab.cake! Yours looks tasty! I loved how the butter made the edges so crispy! This is a perfect fall treat and YES a great way to celebrate fall!!

  7. Yum this sounds great (and your photo is awesome!)

  8. Great shot of a not so photogenic dessert!

  9. Looks lovely … and you are right it is an awesome way to say good bye to summers 🙂

  10. Oh why didn’t I make this? Yours looks so delicious!

  11. This looks amazing!

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