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Plum Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tom Barritt

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
cup (1 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
1 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
cup packed light-brown sugar
cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
cup sour cream
3 plums, halved, pitted, and cut into eighths
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions:
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 8-by-2-inch or a 9-inch cake pan and line bottom with a round of parchment. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, and salt.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. With mixer on low, beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated; beat in vanilla and lemon zest. Beat in half the flour mixture, then sour cream. Add remaining flour mixture; mix just until combined.
3. Spread batter into pan and smooth top with a knife. In a bowl, toss plums with 2 tablespoons flour and sprinkle over batter.
4. Bake until cake is golden, about 30 minutes; loosely tent with foil and bake until cake pulls away from side of pan and a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 minutes more. Let cake cool completely in pan. Run knife around cake edge and remove cake from pan. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I always loved the now defunct Martha Stewart "Everyday Food" magazine. The recipes were simple, yet impressive, and the desserts were no exception. This fragrant plum cake from "Everyday Food" is always a hit, particularly in summer when the fruit is at its peak. No matter the time of year, the baking of plums and cake batter results in a jammy succulence that is irresistible.

 

 

 

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