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  • 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
  • wedges
  • 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.


I made this several times last plum season and everyone thought it was great. Easy to make and quite tasty.

Categories: Bread  Coffee Cake 

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