Upside down cinnamon plum cake

I almost always buy plums when I see them at the shops. They're sweet and juicy and the skin provides just the right amount of tartness. But I've never cooked with them before.

Then I chanced upon this recipe via Sue's blog. I knew right away I would be making this on the weekend. I was so smitten with the colours of the cake; golden brown and yellow inside, red and dark purple on top. How gorgeous and very autumn like!
This recipe is adapted from here. I skipped the raisins and cloves because I didn't have any in the pantry. To compensate, I went a bit nuts with the cinnamon because as far as I'm concerned,there's no such thing as too much cinnamon.

Ingredients

4 plums, halved and de-stoned
1 cup self raising flour
150g of butter, softened
1 cup raw brown sugar
2 eggs
Generous sprinkling of ground cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
Method
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
2. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
3. Place the halved plums cut side down on the bottom of the tin.
4. Put the flour, butter, sugar, eggs, salt and cinnamon into the food processor and pulse until the mixture forms a thick smooth consistency.
5. Spoon the mixture over the plums, smoothing over the top to ensure the tin is evenly filled.
6. Bake in oven for 40 minutes.
7. Allow to cool in the tin. Then place a wire cooling rack over the top of the tin and turn the cake out, upside down. Lift off the greaseproof paper carefully.

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42 Responses to Upside down cinnamon plum cake

Ice Pandora said...

This plum cake looks delicious!
I like eating plum as well c:
thanks for the recipe share!

Xx

Kari said...

This looks amazing!

Soph. said...

Looks delicious!
xox

Kim Alston said...

It looks sooooo good! I love the plates. It makes it even more exquisite.
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Bubble My Licorice said...

wow this recipe looks simple and the cake looks soo tatsy.
I'm gonna try to make it today!

OtherMix said...

Looks great! I should make it sometime, thanks for sharing :]

cquek said...

Wow - what gorgeousness!

Pamela RG said...

Looks delicious Trishie. I would like to try this with plums or pineapple.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

YUM!

You know, my wedding cake was pineapple upside down cake.

Anouka K said...

Plum tarts are a very popular dessert in Luxembourg. Your cake looks delicious!

LUXESSED

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Cinnamon and plum sounds like a delightful flavor combination and this cake looks absolutely scrumptious!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Louise at Cake and Calico said...

Thanks for linking back to my plum cake - it's lovely, isn't it?!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This looks delicious! I don't eat plums very often, so this would be a nice dessert to make.

Your plates are really pretty!

helen said...

everything you make always looks SO amazing!

Winnie said...

Loooove the China and the plum cake looks so delicious. I love your food posts.

Michelle said...

It does look pretty!!

Sam said...

I've tried grilling plums before, without much luck, this looks like a far better and yummier way to use them in dessert.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That looks amazing!

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh my goodness does that look out of this world! I love plums and this looks like it is amazing! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are having fun with that belly!

Susannah said...

Trishie you've done it again. Looks delicious and presentation is brilliant. I must have different plums, mine are a dark red inside??

island-shii said...

I'm not the biggest fan of fruits being in desserts (strawberry and chocolate is an exception ^^) but that plum cake actually looks quite tasty.

island-shii said...

I'm not the biggest fan of fruits being in desserts (strawberry and chocolate is an exception ^^) however, that plum cake actually looks quite appealing.

honey my heart said...

looks like a yummy cake. i really like cinnamon and would definitely enjoy this.

Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian said...

The colour of those cooked plums is simply gorgeous! Just like a sunset :) What a lovely recipe.

burntfeather said...

looks super yummo!

Genevive Rulona said...

YUMMM! pinning it now, baking it soon! thanks for sharing Trishie! :)

KONSTANTINA TZORTZI said...

yummy <3
that looks delicious!
xoxo
LS

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

You did a great job with this, and the photography too. Very nice. I have a cook book for design research and it is FULL of recipes like this one.

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Ah, I'm a big fan of cinnamon. I'm going to bookmark this. I need to create a recipe file with your links in it. Great recipe. :)

Jemma said...

Such a beautiful dessert!
Jemma

Gillian said...

It looks really good. We used to have a plum tree in our garden and I always made plum cake with the fruit. The tree died and I still miss it. x

Imogen said...

Delicious! You always impress me.

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Mmmmm this looks amazing Trishie! The only time I miss having an oven (there seem to be no ovens in the whole of Singapore...) is when I read your baking posts, ha. Thanks for the recipe!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

This is gorgeous!

Feronia said...

Yum! I love plum cakes :)

Jessica said...

This cake looks delicious. I love plums.

Tracy

libys11 said...

OMG!!! this looks absolutely DELICIOUS!! aaahhh! i want a piece of that!!

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Shirley Tay said...

Wow, such a sweet-looking cake! I love plum but have not tried a plum cake before. How about sharing some with me?? Heehee!

Jane said...

i have never really cooked with fruit! but i've been seeing more and more recipes lately! very interesting and looks deliciously sweet!

miss b said...

Cinnamon and plums sound like the perfect combination and it looks such an atractive and appetising dessert too.

Megha Sarin said...

WOW! I cant stop ogling at the dish..i am dying to dig into it!

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Debie Grace said...

This looks really delish! Putting it on my list ;)