Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dimply Plum Cake...


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!




The cake came together fast and the directions were accurate, didn't change a thing. I used the Cardamon because I love the flavor and always have it on hand; it adds such a sweet, mellow interesting flavor in baked goods.




You need to eat the cake the day it is made, it really is best when fresh. The next day the cake seemed denser and dryer, so I don't think I would make it ahead of time for a breakfast or brunch. Many, many thanks to Michelle of Bake-en for choosing a fun and different recipe.

7 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

You'll have to let us know if you like the peach variation better. I liked the plums because they were slightly tart, actually. Definitely a wonderful base recipe.

BAKE-EN said...

Great post! I love that you're able to balance all the baking you do with staying fit.

HoneyB said...

I love plums and I love cake but I wasn't totally crazy about this one - but it wasn't horrible either. My parents loved it though!

Christine said...

Your cake looks great and I am going to try it with different fruit!

n.o.e said...

Love those cute little plums. I'll have to be on the lookout for them. I too heart cardamom, yum!
Nancy

CB said...

I am not a baked peach fan myself either so I used cherries+lime. It was yummy. You'll definitely have to give that variation a try. Interesting that you thought it was more dry the 2nd day. I had the opposite experience. Mine was more moist. Go figure! haha.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Barbara said...

Your cake looks wonderful -- I bet it would be great with peaches.