A Plum Cake You’ll Want to Make Time and Again

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This is a Plum Cake you’ll want to make time and time again. I have… and do. Beginning in September and for as long as the fresh plums show up in my market.




For me, the arrival of plums signals the beginning of fall. The transition from hot summer days into the cozy, cooler days of autumn. Days of brilliantly colored leaves, nips in the air, and savory foods cooking in my kitchen.

A season I wait all year long for.

And yes… it often begins… and even ends…  with a plum cake.

This simple to make, beautifully fresh plum cake is one to keep, share, and most definitely make.

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A Plum Cake You’ll Want to Make Time and Again

A Plum Cake You'll Want to Make Time and Again | 31Daily.com

This is a Plum Cake you’ll want to make time and time again. I have… and do. Beginning in September and for as long as the fresh plums show up in my market.

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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2-3 plums, pitted and sliced

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9-inch cake pan. A springform pan works great with this cake!

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and cardamom.

With an electric or stand mixer, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar, beating until it is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla and sour cream to the bowl, mix on low speed until just combined. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until smooth.

Transfer cake batter to prepared pan. Top with sliced plums and sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over the cake top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven, run a sharp knife around the edges of the cake while it’s still hot to loosen it from the pan. Let the cake cool completely on a rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, slice and serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.


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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.