Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Flip Over Pluot Cake



Time for Tuesdays with Dorie! I haven't posted a TWD treat in way too long, but I wanted to jump back in and try to finish with the group. The TWD bakers are so supportive and creative and I've truly enjoyed baking with everyone since I started this blog in 2008. The featured Tuesday treat of the day is called Flip Over Plum Cake, picked for us to try by Becky at Project Domestication, thanks, Becky!


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! 

8 comments:

Cakelaw said...

I agree that the sugar could have been reduced without ill effect if your fruit wasn't tart. Your cake looks delicious, especially with the scoop of icecream.

Ei said...

I love plum cake, and I love plumcots, which I only discovered this year. Inspired choice! Your cake looks delicious.

Tia said...

i'm so wanting a taste of yours right now. pluots - always wanted to try them. I couldn't do twd this week - traveling in NY! great job though :)

Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

Cindy said...

I do love plouts, they are very flavorful. I used big red plums. It was one delicious dessert. Welcome back to TWD!

Nicole said...

I love plums but I don't think I have ever tried pluots. They look good and I liked this cake a lot.

Flourchild said...

You have been gone way to long..so glad to see you back! I hope all is well.
The cake looks great! I loved this recipe and hope to make it again soon!
Happy Fall Baking!

Clivia said...

Wasn't this a great dessert to come back to TWD for! We loved this one which I made with figs.

Tracey said...

One of the best things about this cake is that I think it would be great with a ton of fruits. I've never had pluots, but I mean to try them every year. Yours looks fantastic!

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