Plum Upside-Down Cake
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Easy and quick to make, the presentation is elegant enough for guest.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10
  • 7 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • ⅔ cup sugar, divided
  • 4 plums, thinly sliced - choose plums that are not overly ripe
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. Place one tablespoon of butter in a circular pie pan and melt in the oven for a couple of minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cream the butter with the remaining sugar. Add the egg and beat until smooth.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle ⅓ cup of sugar evenly around the bottom.
  5. Arrange the plum slices in neat, concentric circles on top of the butter/sugar.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the cream mixture in batches, alternating with the milk until mixed thoroughly.
  8. Add in the vanilla and mix until batter is smooth. If the batter is too thick, mix in another tablespoon of milk.
  9. Spread the batter evenly on top of the plums, working it all the way out to the edge of the pan.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. A knife inserted in the cake should come out clean.
  11. Remove from the oven and invert onto a plate immediately.
  12. Serve warm.
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