I recently moved into a new house and one of my awesome neighbors brought me a whole bunch of fresh plums from his plum tree. I knew I wouldn’t eat them all just as fruit so I search around for a recipe and found this one. It is so simple and very delicious. I made 2 large cakes and froze one in individual baggies so they can be taken to work and would be thawed by lunch time. Don’t be afraid to add a lot of fruit to the top of the cake. The fruit loses mass and the cake bakes around it nicely.
4 tbsp butter (room temp. Use more for for your pan. I actually used coconut oil and it worked very well)
3/4 cup of coconut sugar (You can use regular granulated sugar if you want)
1 large egg
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup of gluten free flour
1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/2 tsp gluten free baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 medium sized plums washed and thinly sliced (you can also use peaches, apricots, nectarines, etc)
Here’s what you do:
- Preheat oven to 375F. Butter a 9 inch round cake pan
- Use a mixer to beat together butter and sugar for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and beat until combined. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl. Add it alternating to sugar/butter/egg mixture with the milk. Start and end with the flour mixture.
- Spread the batter into you buttered pan. Arrange your plums in a design that makes you happy. The cake will bake around the fruit so pack it on! This is one of those cakes that looks rustic, not perfect. Sprinkle the cake with 2-3 more tbsp of sugar.
- Bake until slightly golden brown and set which translates to about 35-40 minutes. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before serving.
- It is very tasty plain but you could also add whipped cream or ice cream.