I really liked the change this week, I was actually getting a bit tired of cookies and chocolate. I can't believe I just made that statement, but I speak the truth! My market had the Italian prune plums; they were very small, so I see how Dorie got 8 of them on her cake! However, when I went to Whole Foods yesterday, their plums were a bit larger and looked much better than what I purchased at my local market!
This is a great base recipe that opens up many uses for fruits from all the seasons. I have decided, after using plums in several recipes, I don't really care for cooked plums and would definitely use peaches, apples, berries or whatever my imagination comes up with the next time I make this cake!