SPICED PLUM UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

May 27, 2016

Austria is preparing for summer. Temperatures are slowly rising. Fruit trees are in full bloom and people have stored away their winter coats. This weekend I should be lying in the grass getting my first tan. Instead I’m looking out the window and see a good 10cm of snow. It’s a full on snow storm and it’s supposed to go on like that for another couple of days.

Now I’m sitting here, huddled in a blanket, having the weirdest feeling that it should be christmas soon. So instead of making a summer fruit salad I chose to convert the fresh plums into a christmas spiced upside down cake.

SPICED PLUM UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

  • 4-5 fresh plums
  • 1 ½ cups (190g) flour
  • 1 cup (200g)sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt

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_ preheat oven to 180°C

_ grease a cake pan

_ cut plums in half and remove pits

_ blend all dry ingredients

_ add oil and whisk by hand

_ add eggs and vanilla

_ beat well [should be a smooth, fairly thick batter]

_ pour half the batter into the cake pan

_ push the plum halves in a single layer into the batter [cut side up]

_ top up with the remaining batter

_ bake for about 50 minutes [until a toothpick inserted comes out clean]

_ allow the cake to cool for at least 15 minutes

_ flip over and decorate with powdered sugar

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