I love fruit desserts and this just seems like the perfect season for a plum cake. I happened to have some Pluots (plum / apricot hybrids) that I picked up at Sam's Club and decided to use those in this cake. While I was cutting them up I had to give a piece a try and they were the tastiest pluots or plums I've ever had, they were so sweet and flavorful!
I almost thought 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar would be too much for them in the cake but went ahead anyway. In the end I thought I probably could have decreased the sugar without any problems, but I know that would always depend on the sweetness of your fruit. I have had some super tart plums in my day and know those would probably need the full 1 and 1/2 cups.
My sweet five year old was not getting along with his siblings playing outside, so he came in with a frown and I let him help me make this. He did a wonderful job mixing and was so proud. This is the perfect easy dessert to bake with a kid :) After baking and cooling we all enjoyed some of this delicious fall Flip Over Plum Cake as dessert. It was a hit and for me the texture reminded me of a cobbler, but cake or cobbler, what ever you want to call it, it was good!