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Plum Upside Down Cake

Plums call out for being cooked into something sweet.

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Last night it was an upside down cake for the yellow plums I bought at Sport Hill Farm Market in Easton, CT.

First, cut the plums in half and remove the pits.

IMAG3811Then let brown sugar and butter bubble in a 9-inch cast iron pan, until it becomes syrupy, and place halved plums in pan in one layer, round side down.

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Next, the light, buttery batter. Pour over plums. Put the skillet in the 350 F oven. Bake 35-40 minutes.

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Remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes, loosen edges of pan. Look for a large round flat cake platter and realize you don’t have one. No worries. Rectangular platter to the rescue.  Flip the cake onto the platter.

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The cake is light, rich, and the sweet layer of caramelized plums has a tart note. Even though I’m not a “dessert person,” I had two slices because how often do you have something this good?  This cake is dangerous.

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