Cinnamon-Sugar Plum Cake
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
5 large plums (about 1 1/4 pounds), pitted, cut into 1/2-inch
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F.
Butter a 9-inch-diameter springform pan.
Whisk first 3 ingredients in small bowl to blend.
Using electric mixer,beat butter in large bowl until fluffy.
Beat in 3/4 cup sugar.
Add eggs 1 at a time, then lemon juice and lemon peel, beating until blended after each addition. Beat in flour mixture.
Spread batter in prepared pan.
Press plum wedges halfway into batter in concentric circles, spacing slightly apart.
Mix remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle over plums. Bake until cake is browned on top
and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
Cut around cake; release pan sides.
Serve cake warm or at room temperature.
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I made this several times last plum season and everyone thought it was great. Easy to make and quite tasty.
It's fantastic. Really easy but looks and tastes like it took forever!
I am also happy to report that a combination of plums and apricots, which needed using up from my fridge, make a great variation on this recipe.