Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Plum cake



My pear cake recipe (here) works well with other fruits. Tonight, my daughter and I made a plum version of this cake with the following proportions:

  • 5 ripe plums
  • 4 eggs
  • 180g (less than 1 cup) sugar
  • 1 stick (114g) butter
  • 170g (about 1 1/3 cups) flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

We beat the eggs and sugar until foamy. We added the melted butter, then the sifted flour, then the baking powder, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, mixing well (with a whisk) while adding each ingredient.
We poured the dough in a buttered, round metal pan (the same old 10" x 2" I used in the pear cake recipe).
We placed the plums, halved and pitted, on the dough, cut side up.
We baked for about 50 minutes in a  340ºF oven.

9 comments:

Armoni said...

Il a l'air bon ce gâteau aux pêches.... miam !
Un grand bravo à toutes les deux, BRAVO Hanaé ! ;-)

Armoni said...

Aux prunes !!

Guillaume said...

Ca me rappelle les gâteaux renversés à l'ananas.

Miki said...

I'm totally making this! :-)
I can almost "feel" the 2nd photo :) Soooooo real! ... but the best part in this recipe to me is the "we" factor :-)
"my daughter and I" ... :) :) :)

Franch Travel And Food said...

Delicious recipe indeed I have one very similar with apples. You could do this recipe with just about any fuit as a matter of fact.

Aakanksha Ghatpande said...

beautiful recipe! i made something similar with pears and plums but it was an upside down cake! your cake looks gr8!

ottawa cuisinier said...

I've been searching for this recipe for almost an hour now and luckily google led me here. Thanks for sharing this one.

Estelle said...

Thanks all for the nice comments. Indeed, the recipe works with all kinds of fruits, and probably up-side-down too (never tried... but I will!)

french cuisine lover said...

Yehey! I do really love plum cakes.. :) Thanks for sharing.