Plum Upside Down Cake Recipe

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Plum Upside Down Cake
  • Chef: Sherin Deepu
  • Recipe Servings: 6
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A lovely looking cake with the subtle sweetness of plums.

Ingredients of Plum Upside Down Cake

  • 10-12 plums, cut in half and pitted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing the dish
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (you can substitute it with yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (or vanilla essence)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Icing Sugar

How to Make Plum Upside Down Cake

  • 1.Preheat the oven to about 180 degrees Celsius.
  • 2.Generously butter a 9-inch tin and arrange the plums with the sliced side down.
  • 3.Combine 1 cup of the granulated sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over high heat until it turns warm amber in color. Swirl the pan but don't stir. Pour evenly over the plums.
  • 4.Then, cream 6 tablespoons of butter and the remaining 3/4 cup of granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, until light and fluffy. Lower the speed and beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the sour cream, zest, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • 5.Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl.
  • 6.With the mixer on low speed, add the dry mix to the butter mixture. Mix only until combined.
  • 7.Pour the cake batter evenly over the plums and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester or knife comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes, then invert the cake onto a flat plate.
  • 8.Serve warm or at room temperature, dusted with icing sugar.