Tuesdays with Dorie BWJ: Oven-Roasted Plum Cakes

September 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm | Posted in BWJ, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 11 Comments
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oven-roasted plum cakes

These Oven-Roasted Plum Cakes from Marcel Desaulniers were an easy little treat to make with my CSA plums.  The batter was a simple butter cake, flavored with orange zest.  I made half a recipe (6 cakelettes), so I just mixed it by hand.  I had to sub some plain yogurt for the buttermilk, but that worked out fine.  The recipe calls for the cakes to be baked in ramekins or custard cups…I was worried that I’d never get them out (although sounds like I needn’t have been), so I used some shallower mini pie tins instead, buttered and floured.

These were good, although the plums (even though they turned very soft in the oven) wanted to jump onto our forks all in one piece.  I liked them best with whipped cream.  For the recipe, see Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan (there’s also a video). Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Sounds delicious! This looks a bit like something I tried in Bavaria a few weeks ago. I’ll have to try this!

  2. Liked the recipe too. They were quick to put together and well worth it. I did not have any issues getting mine out of my ramekins though I made sure I buttered every crack and crevice. 🙂

  3. What a great idea to use plain yogurt! I wish I did that. I had to use buttermilk powder and that was annoying to figure out the conversion. 😛
    Thanks for finding the video. It’s always fun to watch.

  4. These were simple to put together, weren’t they? (and an easy recipe to size down – have to love that!)

  5. These are so pretty!

  6. Your cakelletes look wonderful. I toyed with the idea of using yogurt but ended up using milk and yogurt. Very simple to do and a good recipe too.

    • Sorry I meant milk and vinegar 😛

  7. Picture perfect! We enjoyed these as well. 🙂

  8. Oh those sound delicious! I love plums in baked dishes. Sometimes it’s easier to cut them after baking, if you cut a cross in the skin beforehand. The juice will seep out more this way, but I actually enjoy that 😉

  9. Will definitely have to try this! Sounds not too difficult to make and delicious.

  10. delicious!!!!!!!! make it next time when I am eating alone!

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