Upside Down Plum Cake

"The caramel from the butter and sugar and the juice from the plums goes right through the cake when inverted, making it even more delicious!"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Pour the melted butter into a 10" springform cake pan.
  • Swirl the butter around to totally cover the inside surfaces of the pan.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar on top.
  • Arrange the plum wedges in a single layer and drizzle with the lime juice.
  • Set aside.
  • Sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon for the batter and set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and beat until smooth.
  • Alternating, add a third of the dry ingredients and a third of the milk to the creamed butter mixture until both are used up.
  • Beat in between additions.
  • Scrape down the side and beat for 1 minute.
  • Pour the batter over the plum wedges in the cake pan.
  • Bake for about 1 hour.
  • The cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Leave the cake in the pan and cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  • Invert onto a plate and serve.

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  1. This (as with other upside down cakes) works really well in a cast iron skillet. And was delicious.


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